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Have lump near shoulder. Had sore neck. What is going on?

Hi, I have a hard lump in the empty space between my collar bone and my shoulder..I'm not sure how long it's been there because I just noticed it today. It feels a little sore to the touch. I also had a very sore neck on the same side where the lump is. It felt like I strained my neck severely. Any idea what could be going on?
Asked On : Thu, 18 Apr 2013
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You seem to be having Cervical lymphadenitis..
This presents as a tender, smooth lesion in the cervical region .
It can be associated with fever and other systemic symptoms...
It is important whether you are also suffering from any other problems like Upper respiratory infections, sore throat, cough or tonsillitis,,,As such lymph node swellings usually occur as a protective response in our body in order to contain any such infections..

Also, if it is an acute swelling, as it is in your case, then it is relieved as the primary infection heals or is treated,,
So you might need a course of oral antibiotics along with pain killers..
I would suggest that you see a general physician who can locate the focus of infection and treat you accordingly..

Hope it helps
Wishing you speedy recovery
Dr Geetika Paul
Answered: Thu, 18 Apr 2013
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