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Lump in my neck

Posted by cheerful1 (My Page) on
Fri, Jan 22, 10 at 9:39

I woke up this morning with a pea-size lump on the left side of my neck that hurts when I touch it. I've been having sinus congestion and headache lately, so I wonder if it's all related.

I'm seeing my radiologist on Monday for another matter, so I'll bring it up to him then, but I'm open to opinions.

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RE: Lump in my neck

That sounds like a lymph gland doing what it is supposed to do. If you've been having sinus trouble i'll bet you have an infection. I'd get to a doctor and get an antibiotic.
Lymph glands are all over your body, and there are quite a few in the neck area. When you have an infection anywhere the lymph glands try to rid the body of the infection and gather it in, so they swell.

RE: Lump in my neck

Yup, lymph nodes doing their job. I get that all the time.

RE: Lump in my neck

probably lymph nodes, but for my friend, it was tonsil cancer. I know that sounds weird, but that's what it was. He was treated and is fine now.

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