I have a lump on my neck that is small and very close to my voice box, i have one similar to it under my jawbone just under my ear which i always thought was a gland, but i believe this isn't a gland and it itches me sometimes too, i am very worried about it ever since I had the cervical cancer scare a few months ago, please help.
YOU WROTE: Pre-existing conditions: epilepsy, petite mal
Current medical status: just had a lletz porocedure in december for CIN3 cells
Current medical treatment: I should be on epilim but no longer take it as I hear it can cause problems in birth and I am interested in getting pregnant.
It doesnât seem likely to me that the lumps on your neck are connected with cervical dysplasion (CIN-3). CIN-3 is a precancerous lesion that can be successfully treated. Nonethless, the lumps should be checked so that you can know if they are located in the skin or under the skin. If the lump(s) are under the skin, you could be experiencing inflamed lymph nodes (lymphadenitis). Lymphadenitis of the neck is usually due to some type of throat infection.
Furthermore, the lump under the ear could be a swollen parotid gland (parotitis). A common symptom for both lymphadenitis and parotitis is pain on touch. Neither lymphadenitis nor parotitis can cause itching.
If the lump originates from the skin it could be a local infection (furuncle) or a tumor. In cases of skin infection, itching can be present. You can consult your GP and later, if necessary, an ENT-specialist.
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