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I have a hard lump in the front of my neck. Is this a cause for alarm?

I have a hard lump in the front of my neck. Is this a cause for alarm?

Needs evaluation: It could be any number of things from a simple enlarged lymph node to something more serious. It would be best to have this evaluated by a physician. ...Read more

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Felt a soft movable lump in front of neck (more to left), when feel with fingers. Not obvious when look in mirror. Only a slight bulge when look up?

Felt a soft movable lump in front of neck (more to left), when feel with fingers. Not obvious when look in mirror. Only a slight bulge when look up?

Probably lymph node: There are several lymph glands located within the structures of the neck, they will vary in size from the size of a pea to much larger if stimulated.When stimulated they can enlarge quickly and feel tender to touch or compression. A visit with your dr during regular hours should separate the simple transient issues from those needing further tests. ...Read more

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Moveable painless lump in front of neck between my r ear and chin. No other symptoms. Been there 5 plus years. Should I be worried that its cancer?

Moveable painless lump in front of neck between my r ear and chin. No other symptoms. Been there 5 plus years.  Should I be worried that its cancer?

Lymph node: If it has been there and is unchanged for 5 years, cancer is unlikely. That area would be common for a benign reactive lymph node. Also possible to have a lipoma or other benign cyst. Neck region could also be a thyroglossal duct cyst. The best way to find a definitive answer is to see an ENT physician for a possible needle biopsy. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: lump at front of neck?

Neck lump: Swelling prominent in anterior part of the neck, such as enlarged thyroid gland. ...Read more

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Lump on front of neck is sore. Who do I go to to get it checked out?

Lump on front of neck is sore. Who do I go to to get it checked out?

Options.: I would start with your primary care provider. He or she will determine if you need otolaryngology or internal medicine specialist referral. ...Read more

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Lump behind ear red hot swelling going down front of neck?

Lump behind ear red hot swelling going down front of neck?

Have it checked out: Difficult to say what that is. It could be mastoiditis with spread down the neck. At an rate, based on your description of it being "red hot", that suggests an infection-whatever the source. You should have it checked out before it spreads or worsens. ...Read more

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Soft nodule on back of neck, if touched, I experience vertigo. Lump is directly behind thyroid nodule on front of neck. Are they connected issues?

Soft nodule on back of neck, if touched, I experience  vertigo. Lump is directly behind thyroid nodule on front of neck. Are they connected issues?

No: The thyroid is in the front of the neck. If this "soft nodule" is on the back of the neck, then it's not a thyroid. If pressing it cause vertigo, please see a physician to get it evaluated. Good luck. ...Read more

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Thyroid levels up & down. Hoarse voice comes an goes 4 mths. Round lump on front of neck at thyroid gland. Dr appt fri-- concerning? No sugar coating

Thyroid levels up & down. Hoarse voice comes an goes 4 mths. Round lump on front of neck at thyroid gland.  Dr appt fri-- concerning? No sugar coating

Don't panic: There are a lot of benign thyroid growths that are totally benign, but still cause symptoms. Even if this winds up as a type of cancer, thyroid cancers are generally curable and easily treated. Can it be something bad? Yes- but not likely. Seeking out a doc to help you get this worked up and diagnosed early is your best move! ...Read more