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A 27-year-old female asked:

I have a soft, movable knot on the left side of my neck. went to dr and they said it isn't a tumor or thyroid. what is it?

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Dr. Manoj Reddy
Radiation Oncology 24 years experience
A number of things: The possibilities include a cutanueous skin tag (acrochordon), benign lipoma, cyst, infection, inflammation, and malignancy- either primary from the neck (ie thyroid, lymphoma) or metastatic from another location. Mobile soft are usually terms that correspond to a benign condition - skin tag, cyst, lipoma. Duration of mass, change in size, color are also important. Best to visit ENT if concerned.
Dr. Michael Nordstrom
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 38 years experience
Hmmmm: Well, it could be a number of things. I would suggest seeing an otolarygologist who can perhaps more accurately give you an idea of what it is or suggest a test that may help define it. A ct scan or perhaps a thyroid ultrasound likely will give an answer if the ENT doc cannot tell you.

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