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Your Neck Lumps May Also be Known as:
Both sides of neck has a bump
Both sides of neck has a lump
Both sides of neck has a mass
Bump in both sides of neck
Lump in both sides of neck
Mass in both sides of neck

Top 2 Neck Lumps Causes

  1. 1.Influenza (in a Suppressed Immune System)

    Influenza, or the "flu," is an infection of the airway caused by the flu virus, which passes through the air and enters the body through the nose or mouth. The symptoms are similar to those of a cold, but the flu is usually more serious.

    In many cases, the flu is nothing to worry about and resolves on its own. Nonetheless, it can be serious in those who are immunocompromised. Since you have confirmed having a weakened immune system, you should seek care immediately.

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    fatigue, headache, cough, loss of appetite, vomiting or diarrhea
    Urgency:
    In-person visit

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  2. 2.Influenza

    Influenza, or Flu, is an infection of the airway caused by the flu virus, which passes through the air and enters the body through the nose or mouth. The symptoms are similar to those of a cold, but the flu is usually more serious.

    If your flu-like symptoms are existing for less than 48 hours, it might be helpful to seek care by telephone or in a walk-in-clinic to get a course of oseltamivir (Tamiflu). Most people will get better on their own by drinking lots of fluids and taking an over-the-counter medication such as acetominophen (Tylenol) to help with aches or fever.

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    fatigue, headache, loss of appetite, cough, muscle aches
    Symptoms that never occur with influenza:
    headache resulting from a head injury
    Urgency:
    Phone call or in-person visit

Questions Your Doctor May Ask About Neck Lumps

  • Q.How long have you had the bump?
  • Q.Compared to a marble, how big is your bump(s)?
  • Q.What color is the bump?
  • Q.Have you been feeling more tired than usual, lethargic or fatigued despite sleeping a normal amount?

If you've answered yes to one or more of these questions, check our neck lumps symptom checker.

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Neck Lumps Symptom Checker Statistics

  • People who have experienced neck lumps have also experienced:

    • 33% Shortness of Breath
    • 33% Stretching Neck
    • 33% Rib Pain on One Side
  • People who have experienced neck lumps had symptoms persist for:

    • 32% Over a Month
    • 30% Less Than a Week
    • 20% Less Than a Day

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