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A 35-year-old female asked:

Hi, have found a lump on the back of my head to the right, i've had a very sore neck for the last few weeks, 1yr ago had complete thyroid removal is it all connected? the lump is the size of a coin

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Dr. Brian Affleck
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 32 years experience
Head Lump: The thyroid gland is low in the front of the neck, almost into your chest. It is not likely related given a couple of factors: 1. your thyroid surgery was over a year ago, 2. any problems from the thyroid would likely present in the front of the neck or upper chest. A lump in the back of the neck or head is most commonly a lymph node, but you should probably have it examined to make sure.
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