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.

Recently Answered Questions Recently Answered Questions

All the answers published in this website are written by Verified medical doctors, therapists and health experts. The Content has been moderated by iCliniq medical review team before publication. Post your medical clarifications on iCliniq by choosing the right specialty and get them answered. Your medical queries will be answered 24/7 by top doctors from iCliniq.

What can be done for a lump on the neck of a 5 year old?

Query: Hello doctor, My 5 year old son has a lump on his neck. He had a similar lump about two years back, but it disappeared. The size of the lump is a little bigger this time. What to do?  Read Full »

Dr. E Venkata Ramana

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Lump in the neck is due to an enlarged lymph node caused by an infection. If the node is enlarged, then a course of antibiotic has to be given after consulting a pediatrician. If it responds to the antibiotics, then nothing more is required. But if the lump is increasi...  Read Full »

What could be the hard, painful lump in my neck near Adam's apple that moves when I swallow?

Query: Hello doctor,I have a hard, painful lump in my neck above my Adam's apple. It moves when I swallow. I can pinch it from underneath and move it around slightly.Kindly help.  Read Full »

Dr. Sandeep Shrestha

Answer: Hello,Welcome to per your history, the neck swelling seems like ⁰submental lymphadenitis. It is inflammation of the submental lymph node. The common causes are oral cavity infections and skin infections like acne.If you have any skin conditions (acne), it should be treated first so ...  Read Full »

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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 »

ask-doctor-img Ask a Doctor Online

* Your first query consult is free!

Search for a Health Issue

Disclaimer: No content published on this website is intended to be a substitute for professional medical diagnosis, advice or treatment by a trained physician. Seek advice from your physician or other qualified healthcare providers with questions you may have regarding your symptoms and medical condition for a complete medical diagnosis. Do not delay or disregard seeking professional medical advice because of something you have read on this website. Read our Editorial Process to know how we create content for health articles and queries.