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Dr. Sewa Legha
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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. Sewa Legha
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. ...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

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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. ...Read more

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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 ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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 ...Read more

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Small lump on right side of front neck that is noticeable when I swallow. Hoarse voice. Ear pain scraping feeling when I touch it.

Small lump on right side of front neck that is noticeable when I swallow. Hoarse voice. Ear pain scraping feeling when I touch it.

Sinus infection?: Putting those snippets together would make me think you'd have a sinus infection. The lump could be a reactive lymph node. With that, you should see your doctor as an antibiotics might be needed. ...Read more

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Pressure in right front of neck 6 months. Tongue sometimes feels strange on that side Gets worse with strenuous activity. No lumps felt anywhere????

Pressure in right front of neck 6 months. Tongue sometimes feels strange on that side Gets worse with strenuous activity. No lumps felt anywhere????

Probably muscular: This well may be muscular discomfort but I recommend that you have an otolaryngologist examine your neck and advise you if any imaging studies are indicated. ...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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What causes burning in front of neck?

Neck Pain: According to the U.S. National library of medicine and the national institutes of health, or nih, neck pain can arise from issues with the neck muscles, nerves, ligaments, vertebrae and spinal discs. Neck pain can emerge in any part of the neck, including the front of the neck. Front neck pain can be caused by certain medical conditions, throat infections and traumatic injury. ...Read more

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Can cervical spondyolis radiate to front of neck?

Can cervical spondyolis radiate to front of neck?

Spondylosis: Yes it can; neck pain and radiating symptoms to the chest or clavicle (collar)bone can happen, depending on the level in the neck that has degeneration.... Go see a doctor if you are worried about pain at night/sweats, or other general symptoms, and imaging studies, perhaps including an MRI can be helpful to find the cause. Good luck! ...Read more

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Front of neck is painful to the touch? Advice please?

Many things: Could be taut muscle band or muscle spasm called a tender point or a trigger point. This could also be a tender lymph node, especially if you were recently sick. If it is bothering you and does not resolve, see your doctor for further evaluation. ...Read more