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Hard like rock lump inside neck muscle

Hello recently i am having a pinching pain in the right side of the back of my neck so i kinda touched my neck and i found inside the muscle just below ear and behind jawline a hard like rock immovable lump. im having also kinda the same in the left side but this one seem more swollen. The lump is inside the muscle in the back of my neck so you kinda have to dig in to touch it. It doesnt cause pain by itself so if i hadnt that pinching pain i wouldnt probably realised its existance but its nature (hard and immovable) causes me a lot of stress if it is sth more malignant. Recently i have done normal blood tests and for stds and everything came out normal. Could it be lymphoma or an other form of cancer? im male and in my 20s
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1081992 tn?1389907237
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Hi, I'd first suspect strep because of descriptions you gave in your other posts. But you'd want to rule out TB, because you'd mentioned weakened immunity. A cancer metastasis would be unlikely.
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I kinda took antibiotics 3 times the past 3 months for irrelevant reasons so i believe -think it couldnt be strep also excuse me as a not native speaker i dont know what TB is. Thank you for you response
1081992 tn?1389907237
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Oh sorry, TB is tuberculosis - which is known for enlarging nodes in the neck which can also get calcified.
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No i believe that antiobiotics would clear it if i had TB i went to an ent today and he said everything is okay as it hasnt irregural size and he said he is movable but i kinda feel it stuck inside the neck muscle and i can move only the muscle above it. Any suggestions?
1081992 tn?1389907237
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Well, there is no reason at present to think that they are tumors. If any grows large or they multiply greatly, you can ask for a sonogram.

Btw, it is difficult to eradicate TB with antibiotics.
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So despite the calcification and immomability of the lymph if it doesnt grow or multiply it must not cause me consern. Also as i understand it could be result of a way back infection and i just realized it now and that pincing it could due to my stress or neck problems. Thank you very much for your time
1081992 tn?1389907237
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Koga, I would be concerned about what it is. I just don't think that it is cancer. Also, cancer would not likely be symmetrical like that.
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Just a follow up i went to an great endocrinologist who also performs general medicine and he told almost instantly not to worry cause its from my 2 wisdom teeth extraction (upper and down) from the right side. Whats your opinion can an extraction cause a lymph like this and how long will it stay in this condition. Thank you for your help i really appreciate it
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Just a follow up i went to an great endocrinologist who also performs general medicine and he told almost instantly not to worry cause its from my 2 wisdom teeth extraction (upper and down) from the right side. Whats your opinion can an extraction cause a lymph like this and how long will it stay in this condition. Thank you for your help i really appreciate it
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Yes, that sounds like the most reasonable diagnosis. Any doc who knew about the extractions would very likely say the same.

Since you say "rock hard" then that would take a long time to go away. I doubt that there is a any standard  medical treatment to get rid of that calcification. I would look to cardiology examples, because arteries can get calcified, too.

I'd possibly avoid too much vitamin D and avoid calcium. I'd look into vitamin K2 because there is some evidence that it can make calcium go out of where it doesn't belong and go to where it does properly belong.
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