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A 35-year-old female asked:

Hi, iv found a large lump on the right side of my head /neck area, and sore neck left side, i had my thyriod removed 1yr ago is it connected?

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Dr. Patrick Mckenna
A Verified Doctoranswered
Preventive Medicine 16 years experience
Not likely: Description is fairly vague, but probably not related to thyroidectomy. Sounds like possibly an infected cyst/abscess. This could cause some local lymph node swelling and soreness. Have evaluated in person to verify diagnosis and determine best way to treat.
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