Small Lump in the Neck That Hurts
Q: I am 17 years old girl. I have cysts in my throat. They are 3 mm in size. They constantly get swollen and hurt really bad.
Do you have any fever, body ache or any other symptom?
There can be many causes for a painful cystic swelling in the throat. In your age group, the commonest possibility is that of some infective process.
Possible Infective Processes:
- Enlarged lymph nodes, secondary to some infection
- Swollen salivary gland (parotid gland)
- Infected sebaceous cyst
- Lumps in muscle of the neck — Found in the front of the neck. These may be caused due to injury to the neck muscles.
You need to see a doctor for further evaluation. You can read here about investigating a throat cyst.
If it is some infection, you may need to take some antibiotics for the underlying infective pathology. The neck swelling will slowly subside.