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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 is there a swollen lump present on my left side of the neck?

Query: Hi doctor, I have a small swollen lump on the left side of my neck. I do not feel sick. But I feel like I have a fever and headache. My teeth look fine, and I do not have sensitivity. Can I have an infection in my teeth?  Read Full »

Dr. Muzaffer Hussain Parray

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I had gone through your question. I can understand your concern. Yes, as per your history, you may have a dental infection or an ear problem on the same side. You need to upload a picture of your teeth so that I can conclude it. There can also be a dangerous lesion asso...  Read Full »

Why do I have a painless lump in the back of my throat?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a lump with pus in the back of my throat. I do not know what this is; there is no pain. Please advise.   Read Full »

Dr. Bhadragiri Vageesh Padiyar

Answer: Hello, Thanks for trusting us with your health care. I can understand your concern. I had a detailed look at the picture you sent (attachment removed to protect the patient’s identity). There is absolutely nothing for you to worry about. The lump, bump, or pus-filled area is a lymphoid follicle ...  Read Full »

Can thyroid problems be the cause of my symptoms?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 20 years old with a weight of 70.5 lbs 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 also ...  Read Full »

Dr. Sugreev Singh

Answer: Hi, Welcome to 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 »

I have lesions or lumps on the cheeks. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, My skin changed from thick to velvet in two weeks. There are lesions on the cheeks, neck, lumps under the skin on the jawline, and two lumps in the throat. Skull appears smaller and is now covered with large indentations. A computed tomography scan was taken three months before that sh...  Read Full »

Dr. Dhepe Snehal Madhav

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. It is seborrheic dermatitis, according to your symptoms and reports. My advice: Consult your specialist doctor, talk to them, and take medications with their consent. Apply cream Miconazole (Miconazole Nitrate) twice daily in the mornin...  Read Full »

At what age can surgery be done for a branchial cyst?

Query: Hello doctor,My 20-month-old son is diagnosed with a branchial cyst in the anterior aspect of his neck, at the right paramedian location at the level of the thyroid gland. It is anterior to the strap muscle with cranial extension up to the right submandibular gland. Is the only option surgery? If ye...  Read Full »

Dr. Arvind Guru

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have reviewed your information and the ultrasonography report provided (attachment removed to protect patient identity). The only treatment for this condition is surgery. Any surgery that is done under general anesthesia does have a very small risk of things going wro...  Read Full »

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