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Dr. Milroy Samuel
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Lump At Front Of Neck (Overview)

Swelling prominent in anterior part of the neck, such as enlarged thyroid gland.


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

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.

Dr. Milroy Samuel
48 Doctors shared insights

Lump At Front Of Neck (Overview)

Swelling prominent in anterior part of the neck, such as enlarged thyroid gland.


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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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I found a lump on front of neck. 20 year old male. Lump is hard. Have had thyroid related symptoms recently. Swollen node near groin as well. What you think?

I found a lump on front of neck. 20 year old male. Lump is hard. Have had thyroid related symptoms recently. Swollen node near groin as well. What you think?

Lymph node: Symptoms thyroid? Lump neck and groin concerning for generalized infection/inflammation. Groin nodes at your age is STD till proven otherwise. Need a physical exam and possibly lab. A neck exam can determine if thyroid or lymph node. Tired/fatigue can be related to a decease process causing enlarged lymph nodes. A TSH can rule out thyroid disease.

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Please help! I have a small lump on the front of my neck!?

Please help! I have a small lump on the front of my neck!?

More info: Need a better description of location, size and appearance to make a possible diagnosis.

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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.

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Over the past few days, I wake up with a large tender lump on the front of my neck. It goes away during the day and comes back in the morning. ?

Over the past few days, I wake up with a large tender lump on the front of my neck. It goes away during the day and comes back in the morning. ?

Interesting.: That sounds very interesting. If the lump sticks around long enough in the morning for you to get examined by a clinician it would be worthwhile to do so.

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I woke up with a lump in the front of my neck I have difficulty looking up and it causes pressure when I sing. I am a singer so this worries me?

I woke up with a lump in the front of my neck I have difficulty looking up and it causes pressure when I sing. I am a singer so this worries me?

Lump on neck: We typically don't worry about various lumps & bumps unless they cause pain or pressure or keep growing. These may be due to cysts & glands getting clogged up. Or they may represent an abscess or pocket of pus. Of note, Adam's apple becomes more prominent in adolescent boys as voice changes. Bottom line, b/c this lump in neck bothers you & affects your singing, see your Family Doc & ENT

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Small lump on front, right side of neck, and voice vibrating. Is it because I am 61?

Small lump on front, right side of neck, and voice vibrating. Is it because I am 61?

No: Your description suggests a problem that needs to be evaluated regardless of your age. An ENT would be appropriate.

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Soft lump on right front side of neck moves when I swallow about 1 1/2 above collar bone. What could be wrong?

Soft lump on right front side of neck moves when I swallow about 1 1/2 above collar bone. What could be wrong?

See a doctor: This needs to be evaluated by a doctor. Unable to assess without an exam and possibly imaging studies.

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Small squishy moveable pea size lump in the front of the neck/throat area. I have a lipoma on my neck/shoulder. Could this be another one??

Small squishy moveable pea size lump in the front of the neck/throat area. I have a lipoma on my neck/shoulder. Could this be another one??

Perhaps: Lipomas are usually firm and lumpy, something like a jellybean under the skin, would not call squishy. So I'm not sure what it is. Safest thing is to have a doctor look at it, but low risk of anything serious. You could also just watch it and make sure it doesn't change or enlarge, and see the doctor if anything changes. Probably safe to do this, but changes = doctor.

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If you aren't sick could you feel a moveable lump on lower front side of the neck next to the muscles? I have had a sore neck could it be muscle?

If you aren't sick could you feel a moveable lump on lower front side of the neck next to the muscles? I have had a sore neck could it be muscle?

Yes, it is possible: There are a number of normal structures in the neck that could cause a lump, such as muscles, lymph nodes, the thyroid cartilage, however there are also a number of concerning things that can present as a lump. If it has been present for more than a few weeks and it wasn't there before, it should be examined by a doctor to make sure it isn't something serious