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What does a mass on the neck indicate?

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I've had a mass on the left side of my neck for about 2-3 years and now it seems to be growing larger. What should I do?
Fri, 8 Jun 2018 in Lump
 
 
Answered by Dr. T Chandrakant 28 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Please give details and post actual photographs and reports if you have.

Detailed Answer:
Hi.
Thanks for your query, albeit short and specific.
Please give additional information for me to assist you better:
What is the size of the mass?
Is the skin above free and XXXXXXX or stuck to the mass?
Is the mass XXXXXXX or fixed to the underlying structures?
Any pain or tenderness?
Any other symptoms?
Please post clear and focused photos as these help to an extent?
Any clinical examination by a Doctor or Surgeon, investigations or advise? Please post reports.

Awaiting.
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Follow-up: What does a mass on the neck indicate? 1 hour later
the size of the mass is about the size of a quarter. The skin above is stuck to the mass and it is XXXXXXX There is a bit of tenderness and I will attach a picture when I get home
 
 
Answered by Dr. T Chandrakant 4 hours later
Brief Answer:
Waiting for photos

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for your feedback.
Waiting for the focused and clear photos.
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