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Feeling dizzy and noticed lump on side of neck. Are they related? Any cure?

Sep 2012
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the other night i woke out of bed very dizzie also i have he noticed a smal lump on the right side of my neck,dizzie went away after but the smal lump about a 1/4 size which has been there for three to four days is still there
Posted Wed, 3 Apr 2013 in General Health
Answered by Dr. Das Arindam 41 minutes later

Thank you for posting here.

Look, the dizziness and the lump may or may not be related with each other. The lump you described indicates possibility of a cervical lymph node.

This type of lymph node may be present in many disease conditions like infection in oral cavity, tonsil, ear cavity. Other rare disease conditions like any neoplastic changes may also present like this. But, infection related lymphadenopathy is relatively common.

So, to come to a conclusion, you have to be examined clinically, for the position, size, mobility, consistency, relation with the underlying structures of the lump. All these points are very important and they can lead to a clinical suspicion.

After that a Fine needle aspiration cytology (FNAC) should be performed to look for any abnormality. If the FNAC becomes inconclusive, excision biopsy may be considered.

So, you have to consult with a general physician first for a detailed clinical examination and also for further management accordingly.

Hope this information suffices. Let me know if you have any more question.

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