How To Deal With Neck Lumps?
Hello Wr. Wb r nMy doctor is sick like a sore throat, the pain is not too painful and in my upper neck it looks like a lump. I also like coughing up phlegm and yellow mucus. r nMy back neck is sore like a cold and my voice is not hoarse. Please answer whether this is a sign of throat cancer or not? thanks.
Hello Hans Raichan,
Neck lumps can arise due to many causes, including:
Enlarged lymph nodes, can be triggered by many infections in the body such as respiratory infections, dental infections, tuberculosis, viral infections and other causes Thyroid disease Salivary gland stones Overgrowth of skin Cancer Enlarged lymph nodes themselves if not caused by specific infections such as tuberculosis then it can come and go wherein when there is an infection the lymph nodes will swell and shrink as the infection subsides. But if the lump persists, gets bigger, the number increases and other symptoms arise such as pain, fever for no apparent reason, weight loss, night sweats, heart palpitations, not being able to withstand hot or cold weather it is necessary to evaluate by a doctor to determine the cause.
The doctor will perform a series of examinations both physical and supporting examinations to find the cause before giving treatment. Self-supporting examinations such as blood lab tests, X-rays, ultrasound, biopsy or CT scan if needed.
May be useful,
dr. Adhi P.