Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
177 Doctors are Online

Bumps on the side of neck and inner bumps. Visible. Treatment?

User rating for this question
Very Good
Answered by

General Surgeon
Practicing since : 1995
Answered : 2202 Questions
I have two bumps on the side of my right neck, its inner bumps. They are visible if I tilt my head (they pop out) and they kind of hurt. I woke up this morning with a sore neck and felt them
Posted Thu, 3 Oct 2013 in Bones, Muscles and Joints
Answered by Dr. Hari Charan Perigela 3 hours later
Brief Answer:
They are enlarged lymphnodes.

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for posting in healthcare magic
Normally,there are multiple lymphnodes in the neck.They have drainage areas in the mouth,scalp etc.
For example,if there is infection in the mouth,the infection spreads to the corresponding drainage lymphnode ane leads to its enlargement.
So,the two bumps in the neck may be enlarged lymphnodes.As the duration is short,they are enlarged due to infection.
I prescribe antibiotic like Cefuroxime and anti inflammatory tablet to my patients with similar complaints.If there is no response in a week,i remove one swelling and send it for histopathological condition(Biopsy).
Nothing to worry.
Please consult your doctor and proceed accordingly.
Hope i answered your query.
If you have any questions,i will clarify further
Above answer was peer-reviewed by
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+
Question is related to

The user accepted the expert's answer

Ask an Orthopaedic Surgeon

© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor