Can a sebaceous cyst cause a swollen lymph node in your neck?

Doubtful. It is conceivable, but not likely, that a sebaceous cyst will be mistaken for a lymph node, but cannot imagine it causing a swollen lymph node. Perhaps another doctor will comment on my response and correct me.

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Can you detect a sebaceous cyst under ultrasound? My doc said its a sebaceous cyst but I think its a swollen lymph node.

Sebaceous cyst. It all depends on where the "cyst" is. If it is on the back, buttocks, abdominal wall, chest or neck it is most likely a sebaceous cyst. If it is in the armpit or groin it could also be an enlarged lymph node. An ultrasound examination can certainly distinguish between an enlarged lymph node and a sebaceous cyst. See your internist if the lump does not resolve. Read more...

Can you detect a sebaceous cyst under ultrasound? My doc said its a sebaceous cyst but I think its a swollen lymph node.

Cystic lesions. Ultrasound is good for distinguishing solid vs. cystic lesions and measuring depth. The juncture between tissues like fat and dermis can also often be identified. So if the lesion had cystic characteristics AND was within or attached to the skin, he has made a reasonable diagnosis. Some larger skin lesions can feel quite deep and be mistaken by palpation for other lesions. Path exam wld b good . Read more...

Could having eaten mouldy bread cause a swollen lymph node in the neck?

Not likely. A swollen lymph gland in the neck would not be related to ingested food, but would be secondarily caused by infection/inflammation somewhere in that region as a rule. If that swollen node doesn't recede after a couple of weeks,if it enlarges or if other new nodes appear, consult your physician for evaluation. Read more...
Probably not. if there is a small trace of mold on bread there will be no associated complication from ingesting it. The development of cervical nodes would not be part of the picture. This requires a significant oral Infection Foods that are moldy may have invisible bacteria growing along with the mold. Some ingestion of mold may cause an allergic reaction and respiratory problems.Certain mold can also produce "mycotoxins," or poisonous substances that can make one systemically ill. Read more...
No. However, everybody has at least one palpable neck node. The ones that are troublesome are obviously abnormal -- rock-hard, or very big, or fixed to something. Read more...

I think I have enlarged turbinates. Can this cause a swollen lymph node on neck if on same side? I'm concerned.

Lymph nodes. Tammy, every young adult has a couple of palpable lymph nodes. Some folks have a big one here, another there, another somewhere else. The rare malignancy (at your age, Hodgkin's) is obviously abnormal. If your nose is troubling you, your physician can examine you -- again, deviated septum or sinus blockage is much more likely to be the problem. Best wishes. Read more...