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Hard lump right below my chin, below the bone, higher than thyroid or Adam's apple, can be felt and seen when I tilt my head back. Hard to swallow.

Hard lump right below my chin, below the bone, higher than thyroid or Adam's apple, can be felt and seen when I tilt my head back. Hard to swallow.

Lump: Without delay you should have someone take you to the nearest Emergency facility. It is most likely they will order images and decide what to do next. May send you to a primary doctor or a specialist. Hope all goes well - please keep me posted. ...Read more

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Thyroid (Definition)

The thyroid is an endocrine gland that sits in the lower part of the neck. It produces thyroid hormone - which ...Read more


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I have developed a lump on the back r side of my head. I tend to scratch it terribly and wake with scabs! is this an enlarged thyroid?

I have developed a lump on the back r side of my head. I tend to scratch it terribly and wake with scabs! is this an enlarged thyroid?

Thyroid front neck: You should have your doctor take a look at what you have on your head. Your thyroid gland is located in the bottom third of your neck, right in between the two muscles that stick out when you turn your head from side-to-side (sternocleidomastoid muslces) and 2-3 inches above the top of your breast bone. ...Read more

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Hi, have found a lump on the back of my head to the right, I've had a very sore neck for the last few weeks, 1yr ago had complete thyroid removal is it all connected? The lump is the size of a coin

Hi, have found a  lump on the back of my head to the right, I've  had a very sore neck for the last few weeks, 1yr ago had complete thyroid removal  is it all connected?  The lump is the size of a coin

Head Lump: The thyroid gland is low in the front of the neck, almost into your chest. It is not likely related given a couple of factors: 1. your thyroid surgery was over a year ago, 2. any problems from the thyroid would likely present in the front of the neck or upper chest. A lump in the back of the neck or head is most commonly a lymph node, but you should probably have it examined to make sure. ...Read more

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Hi! Have hard lump at back of my head, more to right side and slightly more up than hole where head meets neck. What could this be? It's not painful.

Hi! Have hard lump at back of my head, more to right side and slightly more up than  hole where head meets neck. What could this be? It's not painful.

Most likely: Most likely a sebaceous cyst, lipoma, or lymphnode. Difficult to say without an in person examination. Usually these are not dangerous but can cause some complications. www.bmednyc.com ...Read more

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I have to small, very hard lumps on the crown of my head, slightly larger than pea sized. They don't move and they're not painful. I'm a 29 year old f?

I have to small, very hard lumps on the crown of my head, slightly larger than pea sized. They don't move and they're not painful. I'm a 29 year old f?

Well : Generally speaking lumps on the scalp that are not painful can be inflamed or enlarged lymph node a cyst or fatty tumor lipoma usually these are benign. Rarely they could be a cancer. See a doctor in person for specific diagnosis and treatment ...Read more

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I have a semi large hard lump on the back of my skull, it's painful but it has no head and no sign of opening up. What would you think it is?

I have a semi large hard lump on the back of my skull, it's painful but it has no head and no sign of opening up. What would you think it is?

How long do u have: There are few things of the consistancy you are saying can happen. Few of the common ones are sebacious cyst - usually has a punctum, dermoid cyst which is possible in your case which is a firm to hard lump usually , fibromas, lipomas which are usually soft but if they have some fibrous tissuethey can be firm , neurofibromas arising from nerves , hamartomas-of mixed issue content, teratomas. ...Read more

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I feel a small painful lump in the center where my thyroid is. It isn't visible, but when you press you feel a small hard movable ball, not cancer plz?

I feel a small painful lump in the center where my thyroid is. It isn't visible, but when you press you feel a small hard movable ball, not cancer plz?

Not everything is: Not every lump is a cancer. Thyroid nodules develop in many people and can be totally benign to cancerous. You need to see your primary care doctor or an endocrinologist who can further ascertain what the lump is. ...Read more

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I have small hard painful lumps under the skin on my bikini line. I can see small white heads on the surface. What could these be how do I treat these?

I have small hard painful lumps under the skin on my bikini line. I can see small white heads on the surface. What could these be how do I treat these?

Folliculitis: Inflamed or infected hair follicles can look like this. Pants could be too tight, too much sweating or pore are infected. Laser hair removal is excellent choice, use witch hazel pads during day to clean and wear loose pants. Use a topical ointment like neosporin while its inflamed. ...Read more