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Have hard, immovable lump on the tip of collarbone near throat. Stiff and tender in shoulder blades, at base of and sides of neck. Possible cause?

Have hard, immovable lump on the tip of collarbone near throat.  Stiff and tender in shoulder blades, at base of and sides of neck.  Possible cause?

Lymphadenopathy: You need an exam hard lymph nodes that are painful and immovable are worrisome so I would let your practitioner touch it and see if further work up is needed ...Read more

Pharynx (Definition)

It is the connection between the mouth and the throat. The 3 parts are the oropharynx, nasopharynx, and hypo-pharynx. The pharynx leads into the ...Read more


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I have a small lump left side off neck its really sore and acey now can't lay down well cause pain back off neck aswell it feels hot sometimes?

I have a small lump left side off neck its really sore and acey now can't lay down well cause pain back off neck aswell it feels hot sometimes?

See a dermatologist: It is difficult to make a proper diagnosis since I am not there to see the condition. I recommend seeing a dermatologist so that they can make a proper diagnosis and give you something to get rid of the condition or relieve symptoms. ...Read more

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What can cause a lump on my neck with soreness neck has been sore for 2 month and massage therapist noticed the lump

What can cause a lump on my neck with soreness neck has been sore for 2 month and massage therapist noticed the lump

Neck mass: Many possibilities, ranging to benign cyst to lymphoma, see an ENT doctor for exam and work up! ...Read more

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I have lumps in posterior triangle of neck for 20 days now. No sore throat or URTI. One around occipital area is rock solid. All are pain less

I have lumps in posterior triangle of neck for 20 days now. No sore throat or URTI. One around occipital area is rock solid. All are pain less

Swollen lymph nodes: It sounds like you have swollen lymph nodes, These can last several months in the absence of an infection. If you feel they are not getting better, I would follow up with your primary care physician as she may need to get blood work and possibly a biopsy to make sure there's nothing else going on ...Read more

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Keep losing my voice sore throat and lumps on both sides of my neck?

Keep losing my voice sore throat and lumps on both sides of my neck?

Pharyngitis: The fact that you're losing your voice indicates a something is irritating your vocal chords (either false or true chords). It may be postnasal drip coming from her sinuses or other bacterial infection. The lumps your feeling on the side of your neck are lymph nodes in your cervical chains or jugulodigastric under the sharp angles of your jawbone. ...Read more

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There's lump under neck, sore throat and headache. What could be wrong with me?

There's lump under neck, sore throat and headache. What could be wrong with me?

May be viral: Infection or strep, etc. For significant sore throat with swollen tonsils / lymph nodes – see physician ; get a strep throat test/ culture. If you have strep throat, antibiotic therapy is imperative to prevent future complications. Consider tylenol (acetaminophen) or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications. Saltwater gargles: mix 1 tsp salt in 8 oz warm water – gargle several times a day. ...Read more

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Help please? I've got a large lump on the side of my neck & sore throat!

Get Med Eval.: For significant sore throat with swollen tonsils / lymph nodes – see physician ; get a strep throat test/ culture. If you have strep throat, antibiotic therapy is imperative to prevent future complications. Consider tylenol (acetaminophen) or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications. Saltwater gargles: mix 1 tsp salt in 8 oz warm water – gargle several times a day. Or gargle with aloe vera juice twice a day. ...Read more

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Hi there I just noticed a couple of minutes ago that I have Lumps my tonsils, and have a stiff neck and my throat is sore in the mornings.

Hi there I just noticed a couple of minutes ago  that I have Lumps my tonsils, and have a stiff neck and my  throat is sore in the mornings.

Chronic tonsilitis: Tonsils are normally slightly lumpy and have nooks and crannies, but if its getting worse and is associated with sore throat, you may be early in the stages of chronic tonsillitis. i would recommend darling with saltwater at least 3 times per day and drinking lots of water. if it continues or gets worse, see a specialist. Regarding the neck strain, see your primary care doctor first. ...Read more

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I have a swollen lump on the side of my neck and white spots on the back of my throat. Sore throat - this has been there for two weeks

I have a swollen lump on the side of my neck and white spots on the back of my throat. Sore throat - this has been there for two weeks

Infections/ HIV: With sore throat and lump on the side of neck, whether tender or non- tender, possibilities of a pharyngitis with enlarged cervical lymph nodes or a strep throat is there. White spots on the back of throat, could be because of a candidia infection, which may be due to immune deficiency and even HIV should be included in the differential diagnosis. Please consult your pcp. Thanks. ...Read more

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Raspy voice dry throat had it 3week no lumps in neck no sore throat feels like its near larynxs what could it be very worried thanks geoff ps i.am 65?

Raspy voice dry throat had it 3week no lumps in neck no sore throat feels like its near larynxs what could it be very worried thanks geoff ps i.am 65?

See ENT doctor: If you are a smoker then see an ENT doctor ASAP. 3 weeks of laryngitis could still be consistent with a viral laryngitis. But for peace of mind and a specific diagnosis see an ENT doctor for a fiber optic laryngoscopy under local anesthesia in the office. ...Read more

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I have a sore throat and lump on one side near to my throat in the middle of my neck and I am finding it hard to swallow... Any ideas?

I have a sore throat and lump on one side near to my throat in the middle of my neck and I am finding it hard to swallow... Any ideas?

Several possible: Go see a doctor and have this examined. You may have an abscess behind your tonsils, you may have other severe infections in the upper respiratory tract, but cannot diagnose this over the internet. ...Read more

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27f- small lump on side of neck for 2 weeks. Doesn't hurt. Feels like little ball i can move around. Had cold/sore throat when 1st found- better now.

27f- small lump on side of neck for 2 weeks. Doesn't hurt. Feels like little ball i can move around. Had cold/sore throat when 1st found- better now.

How big?: If the mass is over 1 cm and not getting smaller and nontender i would recommend a full head and neck exam by an ent. If smaller and mobile and not getting bigger, probably nothing to worry about. ...Read more

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Moveable lump at l side neck, getting bigger.On amtryipytine for headaches at l side. Back of throat sore, had these probs for mths, ref now to ENT ?

Moveable lump at l side neck, getting bigger.On amtryipytine for headaches at l side. Back of throat sore, had these probs for mths, ref now to ENT ?

See ENT: An enlarging mass over a course of months is something that should not be ignored, especially in a smoker. I would definitely consider seeing an ENT as soon as you can. It could be something like a tonsil issue or reflux but it could be something very serious as well. ...Read more

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Having difficulty swallowing, sore throat and have 2 lumps on my neck. Had them for years. Cancer?

Having difficulty swallowing, sore throat and have 2 lumps on my neck. Had them for years. Cancer?

Get seen: Stable lumps don't worry me, but persistent sore throat does. I'm less concerned about cancer than about other diseases -- even a vasculitis can do this. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Thyroid (Definition)

The thyroid is an endocrine gland that sits in the lower part of the neck. It produces thyroid hormone - which ...Read more