How JustAnswer Works:
  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site.
    Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.
Ask Dr. David Your Own Question
Dr. David
Dr. David, Board Certified MD
Category: Neurology
Satisfied Customers: 46699
Experience:  Experienced physician in Neurology
Type Your Neurology Question Here...
Dr. David is online now
A new question is answered every 9 seconds

My 24 year old son found a lump on left side front of neck.

Customer Question

My 24 year old son found a lump on left side front of neck. Saw his doctor, the doctor ordered sonogram, that came back fine, but doctor sent him to neck specialist, the neck specialist thought the lump was nothing to worry about, but is having my son have an MRI.
I feel worried, should I be?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Neurology
Expert:  Dr. David replied 1 year ago.

This is Dr. David

you shouldn't be worried.

the ultrasound came back fine.

I'm not sure why your son needs to see a neck specialist or to get an MRI scan of the neck if the area is fine.

this sounds most likely to be a reactive lymph node in the neck which can swell up reacting to an infection or inflammation of the neck area or throat

I am a cancer doctor

I am not worried about cancer.

let me know if you have other questions.

if done for now, please leave positive rating of 3-5 stars so I can get credit for helping you today

we only get credit for helping clients after positive feedback

you can always reach me directly with "a question for Dr. David" in the medicine or oncology categories if you have other questions

here is my website if you need to reach me:

Thanks for using