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A 37-year-old female asked:

Hi, i have a large lump on my throat. noticed it 6 days ago. getting a bit worse, i have problems swallowing. blood tests indicate it is not goitre?

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Dr. Giuseppe Barbesino
Internal Medicine 33 years experience
It can be many thing: Lumps in the neck can be caused by lymphatic glands or neck cysts. Masses low in the neck and close to the midline can be thyroid masses (goiter or thyroid nodules). There is no blood test to tell you whether a mass is a goiter. This can be determined by: -A neck exam by a doctor -Neck ultrasound -Neck CT, depending on the results.

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Last updated Feb 6, 2015

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