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I have a lump in the r side of my neck. Is a parathyroid tumor a possibility?

I have a lump in the r side of my neck. Is a parathyroid tumor a possibility?

Unlikely: The parathyroid glands are small and rarely give rise to rumors that can be felt in the neck. The best thing for you to do is have a doctor examine you and feel the lump then plan an appropriate work up. ...Read more

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Dr. Alen Cohen
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Parathyroid Tumor (Definition)

There are 4 parathyroid glands. One each situated in upper and lower pole region of the thyroid. The glands which are soft and no larger than 3-4 mm are almost flat. The tumor is firm and round, and may expand the gland out. The tumors may or may not be symptomatic and based on overexpression of the parathyroid hormone. Should gland migrate say into mediastinum then imaging ...Read more


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I have a lump in the r side of my neck. Is a parathyroid or some other tumor a possibility?

I have a lump in the r side of my neck. Is a parathyroid or some other tumor a possibility?

Most likely thyroid: You need to be examine by a physician but a lump on the side of the neck is most likely a thyroid growth. Lymph node enlargement and parathroid tumor are also possibility but more commonly, it's a thyroid growth. Please see your physician to get this look at. ...Read more

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Is it bad luck or bad genes that made me develop parathyroid tumor?

Is it bad luck or bad genes that made me develop parathyroid tumor?

Both: Some of parathyroid tumors have no genetic bearing then you can call it bad luck, others hane genetic link as in men syndromes. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Parathyroid tumor?

Nodular lesion: There are 4 parathyroid glands. One each situated in upper and lower pole region of the thyroid. The glands which are soft and no larger than 3-4 mm are almost flat. The tumor is firm and round, and may expand the gland out. The tumors may or may not be symptomatic and based on overexpression of the parathyroid hormone. Should gland migrate say into mediastinum then imaging used to define . ...Read more

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What symptoms manifest after the formation of a parathyroid tumor?

What symptoms manifest after the formation of a parathyroid tumor?

Many symptoms: The list is long: bone pain, osteopenia, osteoporosis, bone fractures, osteogenesis fibrosis cystica, kidney stones, kidney failure, pancreatitis, abdominal pain, ulcers, depression, fatigue, forgetfulness, insomnia mong others. The cure is surgery, surgery, surgery! ...Read more

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Is it easy to feel a parathyroid tumor?

No: Parathyroid tumors are rarely palpable. The diagnosis of a parathyroid tumor is based initially on the presence of elevated calcium associated with high or high normal parathyroid hormone. ...Read more

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Neoplasms (Definition)

"tumor" literally translates as "mass", so even a fresh bruise could be called a "tumor". Doctors use the term "neoplasm" (tranlates literally as new growth) to describe tumors that are abnormal growths of cells. These may be benign or malignant; "malignant" = cancer. In everyday usage, we use "tumor" ...Read more


Dr. Steve Martinez
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Parathyroid Cancer (Definition)

Parathyroid cancer is malignant growth of the parathyroid glands ...Read more