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I have a growth or lump on right side just above Adams apple. I thought it was an ingrown hair, but it hasn't gone away. no pain. Thyroid nodules ?

I have a growth or lump on right side just above Adams apple. I thought it was an ingrown hair, but it hasn't gone away. no pain. Thyroid nodules
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Have it evaluated: Is the mass firm, or soft? Mobile or fixed? It could be any number of things, however, if it is new and is concerning, you should probably have it evaluated by your primary care physician first. It could be just a simple cyst, in which case an office based excision will take care of the problem. ...Read more

Ingrown Hair (Definition)

Our hair follicles are meant to erupt and to grow straight out of the skin. Often, a hair may turn into the channel out of which it should grow, and penetrates the skin, causing swelling and irritation. This may happen because of blockage or with very curly hair. These are not always a problem unless the hair does not erupt and then possibly leads to infection ...Read more


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What causes an ingrown hair and how can you get rid of it?

Ingrown Hair: Hair that is cut short and close to the skin creates a sharp tip that can more easily pierce the skin to cause an ingrown hair. Improper shaving techniques are the major cause of ingrown hairs. Other hair-removal methods, including waxing, as well as common friction from tight clothing, may worsen the situation. ...Read more

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What type of hair removal is most likely to cause an ingrown hair?

Ingrown hairs: Tweezing, shaving & waxing can lead to ingrown hairs. ...Read more

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What causes an ingrown hair on your body, and how to get rid of it?

Normal: Hairs sometimes grow a little wrong and turn inward becoming ingrown. They form little pimple like bumps. Usually squeezing them will get the gooey stuff and the hair out. You should not have to squeeze hard to express them...If painful or infected (happens occasionally) see your doc for help. ...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