Lump On Neck With Cough And Flu?
si, I want to ask. It’s been a week since I had a lump on the left side of my neck. A few days ago it had shrunk, but recently it’s getting bigger. And this lump feels sore but not too sore. Lately I’ve also had stones and flu. Please answer yes, what do you think I’m experiencing?
Hello Waridatul Munawaroh
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The appearance of a lump on your neck that has shrunk and there are symptoms of a little soreness can be caused by several conditions. The most natural condition is the presence of swollen lymph nodes that can be caused by infection as a form of self-defense. As you have experienced cough and flu can be the cause of this lump. However, it is possible that there are several conditions that can cause a lump on the neck to appear similar to:
Lymphoma of the neck
Dermoid cyst on neck
To confirm your condition, it is necessary to have a physical examination directly. It is recommended that you consult a doctor or surgeon to determine the cause of this lump. The doctor will conduct a question-and-answer session about your complaint, perform a physical examination of the lump, what is its shape, size, and so on. If needed, the doctor will also carry out several supporting examinations such as blood laboratory tests, neck ultrasound examinations, CT scans, biopsies and others to confirm the diagnosis. Some suggestions for you while before going to the doctor are:
Drink enough at least 8 glasses a day
Eat nutritious and nutritious food to boost your immunity
If you feel pain or soreness you can take over-the-counter mild painkillers such as paracetamol
If the situation worsens, the lump does not shrink, immediately consult a doctor
Hope it helps and is useful