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Dr. Linda Callaghan
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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. ...Read more

Dr. Linda Callaghan
44 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. ...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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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

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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. ...Read more

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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