Users' questions

Why is the lump in my neck growing?

Why is the lump in my neck growing?

The most common lumps or swellings are enlarged lymph nodes. These can be caused by bacterial or viral infections, cancer (malignancy), or other rare causes. Swollen salivary glands under the jaw may be caused by infection or cancer. Lumps in the muscles of the neck are caused by injury or torticollis.

Is there a lump on the right side of my neck?

I’ve also had a lump on the right side of my neck in between my collarbone and ear. The lump is painless and moves slightly when pressed. It has been there for a few months and growing, but slowly. Also since December I’ve been having night sweats.

What causes pain on right side of neck?

Lump on Right Side of Neck Painful to Touch A painful lump or swelling that appears suddenly over a day or two may be caused by an injury or infection. It is likely to be an infection if the skin around the lump is red and warm.

Why do I keep getting lumps in my neck?

Your thyroid gland is also located in your neck, and it too can become inflamed due to thyroid disease or cancer. While there are numerous other causes for lumps or growth on your neck, these are the most common ones, and they should all be checked by a doctor or a specialist.

What kind of birth defect causes a lump on the neck?

Branchial cleft cyst is a type of birth defect in which a lump develops on one or both sides of a child’s neck or below the collarbone.

What causes a lump on the right side of the neck?

Lump on Right Side of Neck Painful to Touch A painful lump or swelling that appears suddenly over a day or two may be caused by an injury or infection. It is likely to be an infection if the skin around the lump is red and warm. Your GP can advise you about how to care for this.

Lump on Right Side of Neck Painful to Touch A painful lump or swelling that appears suddenly over a day or two may be caused by an injury or infection. It is likely to be an infection if the skin around the lump is red and warm.

Branchial cleft cyst is a type of birth defect in which a lump develops on one or both sides of a child’s neck or below the collarbone.

What causes an enlarged lymph node in the neck?

An enlarged lymph node is the most common cause of a neck lump. Lymph nodes contain cells that help your body fight off infections and attack malignant cells, or cancer.