A Solid Lump In The Neck Hurts And Has Difficulty Moving?
Hello. I am a 21-year-old girl, since 2 years ago there was a lump growing on my body and more than two lumps. the first lump appeared on the right neck, solid and hard. at first it didn’t hurt at all. then a few months later I began to notice a new lump growing in my right armpit. small, solid and hard too. it doesn’t hurt either. then in March 2019, another lump appeared on the front of the neck. This lump in the front of the neck was initially painful, until it was difficult to swallow and gradually enlarged. but as time goes by it no longer hurts. I am also increasingly aware that the lumps in my right neck and right armpit are also getting bigger as time goes by. until now even the lump continues to enlarge. at this time what I feel is a tremendous pain from a lump in my right neck, I feel its size is now bigger, and very painful. the pain had spread to my head, the back of my head hurt so much that I could no longer look, look up, or look down. it hurts a lot if I force myself to move my neck. pain that radiates from my neck to my head is also very torturous when I sleep, I always have trouble sleeping because of pain, and when I want to wake up I have to try hard because of extreme pain. Meanwhile, the lump in the front neck and armpits My right is not hurting at all. What kind of illness do I think I have? The conclusion that I feel now is the incredible pain from the solid lump in my right neck, continues to grow bigger, and the pain has spread to the back of my head until I have difficulty moving. then recently I also started to feel small lumps appearing around the lump in my front neck. thank you, hopefully I can get a clue.
Wa alaikumsalam, thank you for asking at HealthReplies.com. We are also sorry for your condition. If you only see lumps in the neck and armpits, there are many possibilities that can occur, ranging from swollen lymph nodes, growth of fat glands, viral infections, salivary gland stones, to various kinds of inflammation. But seeing that these lumps are hard, enlarge over time and cause disturbing symptoms, we worry that there are signs of malignancy in the lump.
Our advice, you should immediately check yourself with a general surgeon or oncologist for further examination. Your doctor will start by conducting a medical interview about your history so far, doing a physical examination by observing directly, and maybe a support such as a biopsy to find out where the lump actually came from. Clarity about what condition you are experiencing may only appear after the lump is completed at the biopsy. And the handling that you will receive later will depend on the results of this inspection.
Meanwhile, maintain your immune system with regular exercise, manage stress well, increase consumption of fruits and vegetables, avoid cigarette smoke and pollution, and may take over-the-counter pain and anti-inflammatory drugs by reading the rules of use listed. So, hopefully answering your question.