2 doctors weighed in:

I have a hard lump on the left side of my neck and it hurts?

2 doctors weighed in
Dr. David Brouwer
Internal Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Neck lump

A hard lump on the neck that lasts more than 2 weeks should be evaluated by a physician.
Sometimes you can get a cyst or swollen lymph node, but if it's lasting for more than 2 weeks a clinical exam is important to determine whether this is something serious or not. If you have fever, redness over the lump, discharge from the lump, or difficulty opening your jaw you should see your doctor asap.

In brief: Neck lump

A hard lump on the neck that lasts more than 2 weeks should be evaluated by a physician.
Sometimes you can get a cyst or swollen lymph node, but if it's lasting for more than 2 weeks a clinical exam is important to determine whether this is something serious or not. If you have fever, redness over the lump, discharge from the lump, or difficulty opening your jaw you should see your doctor asap.
Dr. David Brouwer
Dr. David Brouwer
Thank
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Christopher Crosby
Board Certified,
13 years in practice
93K people helped
Continue
111,000 doctors available
Read more answers from doctors