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    Old 01-09-2020, 09:51 PM   #1
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    There is a lump in my neck for years now

    Hi,

    I have a lump in my neck for years now. It is located just below my jaw on the left hand side

    The lump is sort of hard and doesn't really hurt when I press on it. Moreover, it seems to be fixed--that is, it doesn't move around when pushed.

    At first, I thought the lump was the cause of some dental infection; however, that was years ago and it is still there. So, I'm getting worried now.
    Should I ask my primary care provider (PCP) for a specialist to examine my lump? What kind of test is usually done for this type of situation?

    Thank you in advance for your help.

    P.S. By the way, I live in Houston, TX.

     
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    Old 01-10-2020, 10:59 AM   #2
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    All lumps should be diagnosed. Ultrasound, needle draw, CT if it's complex and needs further testing.
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    Old 01-11-2020, 04:51 AM   #3
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    Re: There is a lump in my neck for years now

    Sounds like a lymph node..but yes, you should get it checked by your primary doctor; let him/ her decide if further testing is necessary.
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