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My 19 year old son has a hard marble like lump at the base

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My 19 year old son has a hard marble like lump at the base of his neck on left side...he complains that it is a little sore...just told me but noticed it 2wks ago...
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 2 years ago.

Hi there,

This is likely a swollen lymph node.

Seasonal allergies can cause lymph node inflammation commonly.

Also recent viral infection can cause this as well.

Another possibility can be a fibrous cyst --a benign condition.

Bone cyst is another possibility from collar bone head also benign.

Without any other symptoms this is not usually clinically significant.

However, this should be checked by his doctor also to confirm what i said above ( I am unable to examine online).

Best wishes,
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