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Small hard lump on left side of neck, pulsating sensation on touching. Causes and treatment?

I have noticed a small, slightly hard lump that is roughly the size of a dime or marble on the left side of my neck . It is not easily movable but does shift around slightly. I have other ear or throat symptoms. The lump seems to be very close to the area where a persoms pulse is taken and I can very easily feel my pulse when touching this lump. I am curious as to what this could be?
Asked On : Mon, 21 Jan 2013
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Hi thanks for your question.
This lump is most probably an enlarged lymph node(normally present in all individuals and get enlarge if there is infection in its vicinity) due to your throat or ear infection.This lymph node is on some artery most probably external cartoid artery that is why your feeling pulsation.With the treatment of your throat or ear infection the lymph will regress.If it doesn't regress after treatment and giving you trouble,consult an ENTsurgeon and get it removed.
Hope this answers your question.
Answered: Mon, 21 Jan 2013
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