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A 37-year-old member asked:

what would experts say about "lump" i have above the thyroid gland?

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Dr. Philip Kern
Endocrinology 43 years experience
Cartilage : You are probably feeling your "adam's apple", or other cartilage of your neck. Most people cannot feel their thyroid unless it gets quite large, or has a big nodule. Check it out with your doctor if you are concerned.
Dr. Michael Wolfe
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 23 years experience
Mostly normal: I see many patients with "lumps" in the neck that eventually are determined to be normal. Lumps above the thyroid area are the adam's apple (technically, the thyroid cartilage of the larynx). It may also be the cricoid cartilage of the larynx. Rarely, there can be a cyst that developed from the duct that eventually becomes the thyroid during your development as an embryo--thyroglossal duct cyst.

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