This question was answered on Sun 11, Apr 2010 09:21pm by Dr J Singh

Pea-Sized lump appears overnight near adam's apple

    
Asked by socceraj205 (Male; 21; Nothing serious.; Relevant drugs:None. ) on Sat 10, Apr 2010 08:39pm

I am 21 and had a pea-sized, firm, moveable lump appear overnight under the skin about an inch above and to the left of my adam's apple. It doesn't seem to hurt unless I mess with it, and it is colorless. I have been seek for the past week before it showed up, and my tonsils are swollen. I haven't had a sore throat or cough, but I have been hacking up mucus that is light yellow in color. Could this be a swollen lymph node, cyst, or what is it most likely?

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Answer by Dr J Singh  on Sun 11, Apr 2010 09:21pm:

Hello, Since you have been having swollen tonsils, so it looks like a swollen lymph node. Lymphadenopathy (swollen lymph nodes) is usually caused by a viral or bacterial infection along with other numerous causes. Treatment is usually cold compresses, over the counter anti-inflammatory analgesics(pain killers) like acetaminophen or ibuprofen, antibiotics if cause of infection is suspected to be a bacteria and surgical drainage if there is any abscess formation. I hope it helps. Take care and regards.
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