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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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Managing Neck Pain (Checklist)

Use pain medication as directed
Daily
Avoid fast movements
Once
See your doctor if your neck pain hasn't improved in 1 week
Weekly
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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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A lump just all of the sudden came up on my neck what does that mean ?

A lump just all of the sudden came up  on my neck what does that mean ?

Be seen: It sounds like a lymph node or even an abscess. Be seen for an exam and diagnosis. ...Read more

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Managing Neck Pain (Checklist)

Stretch and exercise
Once
Use NSAIDs and pain medications for relief
Daily
Get an X-ray/MRI in 4 weeks if not better
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See a spine specialist if not better after 6 weeks
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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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Managing Neck Pain (Checklist)

Use a good lumbar support for proper sitting posture
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Always focus on your posture
Daily
Try deep tissue massage
60 Min, Every other week, forever
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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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