Causes Of Lump In Left Neck Accompanied By Pain?

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, there is a lump on the left side of my neck. Sometimes it hurts, until I can’t tilt to the left. Do you think you have other symptoms?

1 Answer:

Hi Barra,

Has the lump in your neck been confirmed by the doctor to be caused by a tonsil problem?

The presence of inflammation and infection of the tonsils (which is medically referred to as tonsillitis) can indeed cause lumps in the neck. Inflammation of the tonsils can trigger swollen lymph nodes that appear as lumps in the neck. This occurs as the body's defense mechanism to fight infections that arise. However, please note that infections of other body tissues around the neck and head (eg sore throat, respiratory tract infections, ear infections, toothaches) can also trigger similar conditions. Generally, as the infection heals, the lymph nodes can shrink back on their own.

In addition, lumps in the neck can also arise due to other medical conditions, such as cysts (fluid-filled sacs), furuncles/boils, lipomas (lumps filled with fat), swelling of the thyroid gland/goiter, or the presence of tumors. In certain conditions, the appearance of a neck lump can also be accompanied by pain that interferes with neck movement, as you are experiencing.

If the neck lump that has arisen has not been examined by a doctor, then you should consult a doctor about this condition. It will require a physical examination directly through observation and touch, as well as supporting tests if deemed necessary (such as blood tests, ultrasound, or biopsy) to further explore the cause. Thus, appropriate treatment will be given to you according to the underlying cause.

Suggestions you can do at home:

Get enough rest and eat nutritious food so that the immune system is maintained. Avoid squeezing or massaging lumps that arise. Increase consumption of water. Reduce consumption of fried, spicy or oily foods.
Related topics can be read on the following pages:

Causes of lumps on neck

Hope it is useful,

dr. Muliani Sukiman

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