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Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Head and Neck Cancer
Lump on Neck...
About a month ago my left side of my neck started to hurt having all the symptoms of a pinched nerve. Well it lasted about 2 weeks but ever since I thought I had a pinched nerve, I noticed a lump on the left side of my neck that will sometimes come and go... When the lump is there it doesn`t hurt but causes a discomfort to that side of my neck and a little to my whole arm.
You are not giving us all the information. In general any lump or bump in the neck that has been present for more than 2 weeks should be looked at by a physician. There are a lot of possibilities as to what this could be. The bottom line is that this is not normal and should be checked. See your physician.
Pierre Lavertu, MD, FRCS(C), FACS
Professor of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
School of Medicine
Case Western Reserve University