Comment by Dr Kristine Miguel on Thu 15, Jul 2010 07:44pm:
Hi. I agree with Dr Kokil that neck lumps could be a sign of an enlarging lymph node in the response to an
infection. However, in case the nodes begin to develop swelling, redness or pain, it may suggest that the
affected node has been infected too (lymphadenitis). In this case, antibiotics may be necessary. It might be
best that you see your doctor for evaluation. Hope this helps.
Comment by Dr Kristine Miguel on Fri 16, Jul 2010 07:35am:
Hi. In addition, in patients with unexplained localized lymphadenopathy and a reassuring clinical picture, a
three- to four-week period of observation is appropriate before biopsy. On the other hand, patients with
localized lymphadenopathy and a non-assuring clinical picture, or those with generalized lymphadenopathies may
need further investigation aside from biopsy. A monospot test, IgM serology studies, PPD, liver function
tests, RPR, blood smears or culture may be performed in order to determine the cause of an enlarging lymph
node. Hope this helps.
Comment by annie1234 on Mon 26, Jul 2010 05:44pm:
I went to the Doctor that Monday. She did not seem to be worried about the lymph nodes at all...or how many i
had in my neck. Which as i started feeling around...within the next few days several more popped up. I started
showing big signs of allergies that Monday as well...dripping nose, sneezes that were constant, cough, no
fever or anything...so far the only lymph glands that i have found are in the upper and lower neck...as high
as the head meets neck and as low as the collar bone area and are not at all sore. I am still freaking out...
even though she gave be a 5 day antibiotic they are still just as swollen as before. She said that allergens
could be the cause of this and if they were not down in a few weeks to a month then i could get a biopsy done
if i wanted too. But i asked her about could it be cancer...and she said that i am not showing any other
symptoms of cancer, like swelling, open sore, excessive weight loss. But i am just upset because i have read
cancer horror stories...and i just don't want to be stupid and be ignoring any small sign to cancer that
i have now to fight with. But something else that does make me think it could be just allergies is every time
i sneeze like 10-12 times in a row..the lymph glands in the throat pulsate...is that a good sign?
thanks for reading and caring.
Comment by Dr.Kokil Mathur on Mon 26, Jul 2010 09:59pm:
Hi! If you are having allergic symptoms, are sneezing and lymph nodes are small and appearing, then it could
be due to a bad allergic reaction or even due to mono or due to streptococcal infection. It is unlikely to be
due to cancer. Take the antibiotic course and antiallergics and if your sneezing stops and no fresh nodes
appear, then the present nodes will settle down in a month or two. There is no need to panic as this is normal
body reaction to localized infections. Take care!
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Comment by TJ on Sun 08, May 2011 02:06am:
I just recently had the same thing happen to me as well. Swollen nodes in left side of my neck, and one single
swollen node on the left side of my groin. (is that normal? They haven't appeared anywhere else.)
I'm very worried as well. I'm a 16 year old male with really bad allergies, might I add. I've
been on the 5 day antibiotic, but it didn't seem to do much. I have no pain and no other symptoms. I am a
type 1 diabetic also.
Comment by Emer on Sun 08, May 2011 07:12pm:
Hi, Have chronic sinus pain in face/head and have suffered from sinus in the past but this feels like an
infection as have draining from back of nose down throat. What really concerns me is I found one movable pea
sized lump in my neck on right hand size and a week later have found a second lump.Please advise as am
terrified after reading diff sites talking about hodgkins. Is it likely these lumps are a reaction to sinus
Comment by on Mon 09, May 2011 01:17am:
Since you are having recent symptoms of sinusitis in the past and post nasal drip due to mucus congestion,
these swollen bumps can be due to swollen lymph nodes and to confirm the diagnosis, you need to get a FNAC
(fine needle aspiration cytology) done.
Comment by Jasmine on Sun 04, Mar 2012 11:58am:
Hello there, I to have found a pea sized lump on the left side of my neck. It has been there for a couple of
months now and has grown, i found another little one on the right side of my neck, they move around also.
I've been loosing weight and I haven't been dieting! I have been non stop itchy, mainly on my lower
legs, i itch until I bleed! Should I be concerned?!?
Comment by leah on Wed 07, Mar 2012 05:57pm:
hello i am an 18 year old girl, i have also found a small pea sized lump in my throat area on the left hand
side. i also have swollen tonsils twice the size of the normal size. i went and seen my GP yesterday and i
told him i couldnt breathe and it felt like my throat was closing up on me. i have not yet had any throat pain
and my nose leaks alot with snot that gets stuck at the back of my throat. my family have also had the
flu/cold and they have all exspianced the symptoms from the common cold but i dont get how my thrat isn't
sore? the doctor said i have tonsilitis which is a viral infection in my throat right? and the pea sized lump
was a swollen lymphnode and its doing its job by fighting the viral infection away. is that right also? i also
get headaches and shooting pain up my neck and in my left shoulder. is this really what it is? im scared
because i have been reading about that cancer in the lymphnodes. i also have an anxiety disorder were all i
do all day is worry about my health!! im always tired and on edge and anxious about everything. it takes alot
out of me. any information would be good so i can stop worrying :( thanks.
Comment by Tammy on Mon 28, May 2012 01:52pm:
I just recently found the same pea size knot on the back side of my neck...I went to the doctor and she said
it was a swollen lymph node...I just think the important thing is to not think everything you read on the
internet is happening to you....that could terrify anyone. Just go to the doctor get his medical opinion and
some tests if he thinks they need to be done. Reading "symptom descriptions" off the net could have
you diagnosed with just about anything. I spent alot of years detailing private jets, I was concerned about
cancer cause of all the cleaning agents, jet fuel etc I have come in contact with. But the best thing is to
just go to the doctor, get some tests and take a deep breath. :)
Comment by jo on Mon 04, Jun 2012 10:12am:
I have had a constant headache for about four months, I also have had a small pea size lump on the right side
of my neck which is not visible for the about the same duration of my headache.. When I touch it, it does not
hurt, and slips on my finger when I touch then goes back to place. This side of my neck is sore but that is
probably because I have be touching it. My GP has referred me to a neurologist re headaches but I have not
mentioned the small lump. I have had them before but usually go within a few days. I eat well, exercise
regularly and have not had any infections recently. Could the lump be related to my headache. i assume the
lump is just a cyst? What would you suggest? I feel embarassed about going to my GP again as it is prob
nothing. Would really apprecite some advice. Thanks
Comment by Renee on Fri 13, Jul 2012 05:59pm:
Hello I also been having the same problem ive had this small lump on the inside of my neck and I get headaches
I dont know if its due to the lump im realy concerned about it iv had it for months now. Please let me know.
Comment by SONJI on Mon 27, Aug 2012 01:09am:
HELLO,I HAD AN ULTRASOUND DONE ON MY NECK AND THEY FOUND 2 SMALL CYSTS IN MY NECK AND WANT TO CHECK ME AGAIN
TO MAKE SURE THERE NOT GROWING SHOULD I BE VERY CONCERN BECAUSE IF THERE GROWING THE DOCTOR WOULD LIKE TO DO
Comment by Alice on Tue 08, Jan 2013 03:26pm:
I had the same thing, and the doctor said it was a nodule on my thyroid. I have one on both sides of my neck.
Comment by Kaylene on Fri 01, Feb 2013 03:40pm:
I have had a small bump in my neck for years and I've just noticed that I've got one on the other
same which is bigger. I haven't had weight loss but I'm so tired all the time and I suffer terrible
headaches. I'm 26 and a mother of 4 and worried!
Comment by Sarah on Sun 07, Dec 2014 05:41am:
Hi I am 30 and a really heavy smoker and drinker I have found a pea sized movable lump on the right side of my
neck further down than ear but in line with it, I do always feel light headed lately with a cough and a croaky
voice do I have cancer?