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I have a lump at the back left side of my neck,what does this mean?

I have a lump at the back left side of my neck,what does this mean?

Many: It could be one of many things. No point anyone guessing online. Please get examined by a doctor. Good luck. ...Read more

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What does it mean if u have a lump on the back of your neck?

What does it mean if u have a lump on the back of your neck?

Two most common: A sebaceus cyst and a lipoma or fatty fumor. Your doctor will tell you right away. If it feels like cheese, cyst. If it feels liquid, lipoma. ...Read more

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What is a lump on your neck mean?

What is a lump on your neck mean?

Depends: Depends on size, duration, location and whether it is hard, soft, painful. ...Read more

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What does a lump on the side of my neck mean? Could it be cancerous?

What does a lump on the side of my neck mean? Could it be cancerous?

Lump on neck: A lump in the neck is a lymph node. It can be enlarged due to infection, like a sore throat. Or it can be enlarged due to cancer. If it has been there for more than 2 weeks you need to see a ENT doc for evaluation. ...Read more

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I have a lump behind my ear not on my neck by my hairline it doesn't hurt but what does it mean?

I have a lump behind my ear not on my neck by my hairline it doesn't  hurt but what does it mean?

Common problem: This could be a an inflamed hair follicle, a sebaceous cyst, or a lymph node. There are other possibilities to consider. I would recommend seen an ENT physician for evaluation and treatment. This might include antibiotics, topical medications, and possibly removal of the lump. ...Read more

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Had ultrasound on neck lump. Dr was supposed to send me to an ENT for a biopsy. But my account is blocked from referrals. What does that mean?

Had ultrasound on neck lump. Dr was supposed to send me to an ENT for a biopsy. But my account is blocked from referrals. What does that mean?

Account blocked: If you have a neck mass, it is potentially serious. You should demand referral from your primary doctor without excuses. If unsatisfied, call your health insurance representative. ...Read more

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Blood work came back & my thyroid is at 15. What does that mean? Also I'm gonna need CT neck scan. Dr. Felt lump. What could this mean?

Blood work came back & my thyroid is at 15. What does that mean? Also I'm gonna need CT neck scan. Dr. Felt lump. What could this mean?

Thyroid dysfunction: is a very common problem in my patient pool. I think what you mean is your TSH is at a level of 15 which indicates an underactive thyroid. A lump in the neck could mean a thyroid nodule which is also very common and most of the time harmless but nonetheless needs evaluation. ...Read more

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I had a CT scan done for a lump in my neck. Dr. Found enlarged veins in the back of my head. What does that mean?

I had a CT scan done for a lump in my neck. Dr. Found enlarged veins in the back of my head. What does that mean?

Any number of things: Lumps in the neck can be caused by a number of things. They range from benign (like lymph nodes responding to an infection, cysts, or non-cancerous tumors) to serious conditions like cancer. Your doctor, after doing a history and physical exam can help you and recommend a specialist if needed. ...Read more

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