Lump In The Neck, Feels Pain When Pressed And Pain When Swallowing?
Good morning, I want to ask, I have a lump in the neck, the lump in the palace, if it is signed, it will continue to hurt, if it also hurts, the lump will look like a marble?
Good afternoon, thanks for the question
If there are complaints of a lump in the neck, then the first step that needs to be evaluated is to get a history of the disease as clearly as possible related to complaints of a lump in the neck. The patient's age, the size of the lump, since when the bump appeared is important information to rule out the possibility of a malignant condition. Other symptoms that accompany also need to be known, such as fever, sore throat, cough leading to upper respiratory tract infections. Chronic complaints including sore throat, difficulty swallowing, changes in voice, or handing over sounds can be a sign of disturbances in the pharynx or larynx. A history of smoking, alcohol use, or previous radiation therapy may be related to the risk of malignancy.
In general, the causes of lumps in the neck include:
1. Infection (lymphadenitis)
2. Metabolic and autoimmune diseases
3. Benign tumors (lipoma, neuroma, hemangioma, etc.)
4. Malignant tumors (lymphomas, cancer metastases)
The size of a lump as deep as a marble may originate from the lymph nodes, but must be ascertained through physical examination. In addition to a complete disease history and physical examination, other additional examinations are also needed to help establish the diagnosis.
In this case tissue biopsy, MRI, or ultrasound examination may be required according to clinical suspicion. Further treatment will be determined based on the final diagnosis obtained from the above examinations. Therefore, conduct further consultations with your doctor so that further examinations and management plans can be carried out.
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