Hi people im 16 years old and male yesterday I noticed a tiny lump on the left side of my neck near the gland. It isnt painful and is slightly red and I have no other symptoms. I suffer from teenage acne so is this just a spot under the skin or something to worry about? Please reply people thanks :(
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replied January 29th, 2018

Welcome to e health forum.

It is very difficult to determine what the lumps could be from the description provided by you.

Most possible lumps in the neck could be due to enlarged lymph nodes, cysts, or goitre (which originate from the thyroid gland).

Most possible cause can be due to lymph nodes. Lymph nodes are part of the lymphatic system, where white blood cells (lymphocytes) mature and ‎‎undergo clonal multiplication. The lymphocytes are important for fighting the infection and clearing the ‎‎viruses and bacteria from the body. Hence during any infection it is common for the lymph nodes to ‎‎increase in size and also become a bit tender (pain on application of pressure). ‎

If it is not causing any trouble or symptoms you can leave it alone. But if you are concerned and have symptoms like pain, or if the lump is growing in size gradually or if it feels hot and pulsatile, it would be advisible to consult a doctor for proper examination and medical advice.

I hope this helps.

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