hello doctor, I am a man who has a neck lump, which at first did not feel suddenly enlarged. very felt when touched. after being examined by an internal medicine doctor and in the lab right. according to the doctor’s cyst. After the examination I was referred to a surgeon but the surgeon was treated with antibiotics for two weeks. after two weeks things had not changed. I was advised to seek a second opinion. things I didn’t do. Cyst disease has been going on for one year and recently it grows again underneath (cyst position in the right neck under the graham). How should I deal with the doctor so that my cyst will heal, someone suggested surgery or just suction, thanks for the answer
Hello Achmad, Thank you for the question.
Lumps in the neck can be caused by various health conditions. Usually, to confirm the cause, in addition to examination by a doctor, further examination is also needed. Neck lumps can be caused by:
enlarged lymph nodes
To ascertain the cause of your complaint, the doctor needs to know more about this complaint, examine you, and perform supporting tests such as blood tests, ultrasound, or biopsy (taking a sample from the lump to be examined in the laboratory). Further treatment will be given by the doctor according to the medical condition you are experiencing. For example, if it is caused by a cyst, one of the treatments that can be given by the doctor is to remove the cyst, but if an infection causes an abscess to appear, the doctor will need to make an incision in this lump to remove the pus from the pocket.
Giving antibiotics by the doctor beforehand may be due to the doctor's suspicion that an infection is the cause of this lump. However, if your complaints do not get better, you should go back to the surgeon. If you have doubts and are not satisfied with the doctor's previous explanation, you may consult other surgeons for a second opinion.
Hope this information is useful.