There Is Still A Lump In The Neck After The Surgery To Remove The Lump?
, I had surgery to remove lumps on my left and right neck. Just 1 week, I felt that the lump was still on the left. Even though I was running a surgical removal and not a biopsy (said the doctor sp. Surgery). It feels a little different now, because the lump that was hard at first, now becomes soft. R nIf you may know, why is that?
Hello, Thank you for the question.
Do you know the cause of this lump? Lumps in the neck (colli) can be caused by various health conditions such as swollen lymph nodes, gland tuberculosis, lymphoma, abscesses. Swollen lymph nodes generally occur as a reaction to the body's defense against infection; These lumps will return to size when the infection has cleared up. In general, to find out the cause of this lump the doctor will recommend blood tests, ultrasound, and biopsy (the act of taking a sample of the lump to be examined in the laboratory). One of the treatments for this lump is surgical removal of the lump followed by sending a sample of the lump to the laboratory (histopathological examination) to determine the cause of this lump. Surgical removal of this lump can cause an inflammatory reaction in the surrounding tissue so that after the operation is done you can still find swelling in the area. Usually this swelling will gradually improve in 1-2 weeks. In addition, other causes are infections. Poorly maintained surgical incisions can become infected with bacteria, causing an abscess (a collection of pus under the skin) to form, causing a lump to appear in the area. We recommend that you consult with the surgeon again so that the doctor can re-examine the area of the operation to find the cause and determine the next treatment. In the meantime, you can apply a warm compress to the lump or area of the swelling.
I hope this helps.