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Q... Is it hard ? soft ? or firm ?
Q... Does it hurts when you press it ?
Q... Does the skin over the top of it seems red ?
Q... Does it feels hot when you touch it ?
Q... Is there some discharge from this lump ?
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And does it feels warm ?
Q... Are you able to pinch the skin above this swelling ?
Q... Does the skin above this swelling seems more reddish ?
Q... What is the exact size of this swelling ? Has it increased since you noticed it ?
Q... Do you have fever ? are there other swellings like this ?
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As per the information the redness of skin, warmth, unable to pinch and increase in size means that this is infection of skin. This needs topical and oral antibiotics for treatment.
You need to see your doctor ASAP, You can apply over counter antibiotic creams till you are able to see a doctor.
Treatment should not be delayed as there are signs of inflammation like redness, increase in swelling.
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It is possibly a cellulitis,
The feeling in the shoulder and mouth is due to the reason for same nerve supply.
These areas do have common nerve supplies which possibly explains the other symptoms.
As this swelling will increase more symptoms in these areas can occur due to pinching of nerve.
It is infection of skin and tissues around it.
It is dealt with antibiotics.
topical and oral, in severe cases IV.
At this stage it seems like a mild case which means it is best time to stop the progress.
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It will go away as the success rate of treatment is very high.
This is not lymphoma as you are fearing, The lymphoma has very different features which are absent in your case.
So it is cellulitis.
And best option is to treat it ASAP with antibiotics.
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No, it is not that large and antibiotics will help.
surgery is only done when antibiotics are not helpful or size is very large.
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Well, it can spread
and you may need more longer treatment and possibly surgery if not treated in time.
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