Lump In Neck

Neck lumps occur in varied conditions like lymph node enlargement due to local infection, enlarged lymph nodes due to cancer metastasis, thyroid problems like goiter, swollen salivary glands, localized cysts, and tumors like cystic hygroma, branchial cleft cyst, thyroid cancer, etc. Symptoms and management differ based on the type of lump.

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Why do my neck lumps not respond to antibiotics?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 24-year-old female. I have a lump on both sides of my neck that I first noticed two months ago and still not going away even with antibiotics. I have no fever. Six months back, I had an ear infection and was prescribed antibiotics. I was also diagnosed with COVID-19 a year before....  Read Full »


Dr. Radha P H

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Lumps or lymph nodes enlargement on the neck are often met with many conditions. The most common cause is tooth decay or infection inside the oral cavity or gums. Ear infection also produces lymph node enlargement. If you have a chronic infection, then the glands will ...  Read Full »

What does it mean to have a neck lump with pain?

Query: Hi doctor, I have had pain in the neck region for about seven to eight months. I have pointed the exact site of pain in the photo. I feel a cramping type of pain when I yawn or laugh. My height is 6'2," and I have been working from home due to the COVID pandemic for the past two years. I have a ne...  Read Full »


Dr. Thiyagarajan T

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The lump in your neck is something benign. Since your ultrasound report of neck and laryngoscope examinations are normal, this is reassuring. The area you are pointing to in the photo is far away from the thyroid, so unlikely to be a thyroid disorder (attachments re...  Read Full »

My 3-year-old child is suffering from a lump on the neck. Kindly help.

Query: Hi doctor, My 3 year old child has a lump on the right side of his neck. We had observed this a few months back and it has increased a little in size right now. At present, he is having fever since two days. The pediatrician has advised to control temperature through medicines for three days and the...  Read Full »


Dr. Babu Lal Meena

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. It is not a big issue most of the time. These lumps if less than 1 cm size is a normal part of the body. We see unusual lumps in the case of tuberculosis and it does not appear in your case. If it is not increased much, only one in number and less than 1 cm with soft in...  Read Full »

Can thyroid problems be the cause of my symptoms?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 20 years old with a weight of 32 kilograms and a height of five feet two inches. Before few years, I noticed a slight bulge building on the right side of the neck. When I was a small child, I had trouble in gaining weight and I always feel hungry. I will eat food every two hours. I ...  Read Full »


Dr. Sugreev Singh

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Please send a picture of your lump in the neck. Please mention whether you still have it and whether there is an increase in size after you notice it. You have lactose intolerance. It means that after eating dairy products like milk, your body is not able to digest ...  Read Full »

What can be the cause of hard bumps behind the ear and neck?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 20-year-old female. I got a hard bump behind the ear lobe before few days. It does not hurt or itch but it seems to be hard. After two days, I got a similar hard bump on the back of my upper neck and it seems to be present inside. It is present close to my ears. It does not itch b...  Read Full »


Dr. B Vageesh Padiyar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. There is absolutely nothing that you need to worry about. A lump on the post aural region indicates an infection of the scalp or temple or cheek and it may or may not be symptomatic. Even a subtle fungal infection or dermatitis such as dandruff can be the reason for hav...  Read Full »

Why is there a small pea-sized lump at the back of the right tonsil?

Query: Hi doctor, I have a swelling on the left side of my neck at the base of the jaw. It is sometimes more significant and other times smaller. I have a small pea size lump at the back of the right tonsil. It is the same color as the surrounding skin. For about six months, a strange tube-like sound is he...  Read Full »


Dr. Radhika Shukla

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. It seems like you have small salivary gland obstruction. Multiple salivary glands all over your mouth, secrete saliva. Sometimes they get obstructed, and saliva collects in them, leading to swelling. This is usually painless but can be felt like something different i...  Read Full »

What does a small lump on my neck mean?

Query: Hi doctor, Recently, I have discovered a small lump on the right side of my neck. I am usually the person who starts worrying and gets paranoid whenever I discover something like this. I used to do it all the time with my glands. It feels like a gland, but it is slightly bigger and more tender than...  Read Full »


Dr. Sadaf Mustafa

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Is it possible for you to upload a picture of your neck or for the fact any picture from the internet highlighting that area? It seems like it might be a swollen gland, which can happen even with common cold or flu. But, it is hard to confirm without a picture and...  Read Full »

Please suggest treatment for lump inside throat with no pain and difficulty in swallowing.

Query: Hello doctor, For the last six weeks, I have a feeling like a lump inside my throat on my right side. No pain, no problem with swallowing. It also feels a little dry if that makes sense, and it is worse when I workout with open mouth breathing. I think my tonsil is bigger on that side although I do...  Read Full »


Dr. Shyam Kalyan N

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The pictures are very clear. (attachment removed to protect patient identity). It appears you have a milk reflux problem that is causing these symptoms. Additionally, there seems to be a small element of post nasal drip chasing the dryness and worsening of lump fee...  Read Full »

What causes a lump at the back of my neck?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a sore shoulder and neck. In the back of my neck, I feel a lump. I can feel it when I bend my neck forward and on my left side. I also get some burning sensation in my neck. Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Zubair Mohammad

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. What you described as a lump is C7 vertebrae. It is normally more visible than other vertebrae. It is appearing for you as a lump either because you are overweight or you have forward head posture or both. For burning sensation, pain and sore shoulders apply ice pack till...  Read Full »

What causes a lump in the neck?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 28 year old male. I got a lump in the right side of my neck before two weeks. I am taking capsule Cipmox 500, but it has not yet cured. Though it is not painful, I am worried. It never happened earlier. Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Anshul Varshney

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. We are here to help you. Such neck lump needs clinical examination to get an idea what it is. If it is mobile, painless and static in size, then it could be a fat deposit known as lipoma. In case it is painful, then it can be an abscess or lymph node. The best way out is ...  Read Full »

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