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I have a very small (It's not visible, you have to push down a bit to feel it) lump on the left side of my windpipe below my adams apple. Causes?

I have a very small (It's not visible, you have to push down a bit to feel it) lump on the left side of my windpipe below my adams apple. Causes?

Lymph node: This could be a lymph node. Usually lymph nodes become big due to infection and inflammation. If it remains or enlarges, please see a doctor. There are other causes also. Possibly this is a skin "furuncle " which is an infection of the hair follicle/root. Consult a physician if it doesn't go away or enlarges. ...Read more

Dr. Sanjiv Kaul
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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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If your thyroid is enlarged can you feel it pressing into your windpipe? Are there meds to shrink it?

If your thyroid is enlarged can you feel it pressing into your windpipe? Are there meds to shrink it?

Serious-get exam: goiter (an enlarged thyroid gland) can possibly compress your trachea. You need both a thyroid ultrasound, thyroid/CTor nuclear scan and thyroid function studies. Never ignore these symptoms. Please consult a physician ASAP. ...Read more

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What can be done for a thyroid that is enlarged and pressing on windpipe, causing pain?

What can be done for a thyroid that is enlarged and pressing on windpipe, causing pain?

Go to your doctor!: This could be a serious issue. Don't fool around on the internet. Go to your doctor now! ...Read more

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It feels like I inhaled a noodle and now it feels like there is a lump in my throat. No cough or breathing trouble. Could it be in my windpipe?

It feels like I inhaled a noodle and now it feels like there is a lump in my throat. No cough or breathing trouble. Could it be in my windpipe?

Doubtful: You will be choking and coughing if the noodle is in your windpipe. However if the lump sensation persists for more than 24 hours, check with your doctor. ...Read more

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There is swelling on the right side of my neck, next to my windpipe and near the base of my neck. It feels firm. I lack cold symptoms, what is it?

There is swelling on the right side of my neck, next to my windpipe and near the base of my neck. It feels firm. I lack cold symptoms, what is it?

A few possibilities: An isolated, asymptomatic, firm neck mass is honestly somewhat concerning... This could be a thyroid mass, lymph node, or normal structure that you are just now noticing. It is statistically likely to be benign, but it is very important to get this checked out (could start with primary doctor or ent), especially if you are a smoker. ...Read more

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Is this accurate 4 chk heart rate? Index & third fingers on ur neck 2 the side of ur windpipe. Count the # of beats in 15 seconds, then multiply by 4.

Is this accurate 4 chk heart rate? Index & third fingers on ur neck 2 the side of ur windpipe. Count the # of beats in 15 seconds, then multiply by 4.

In general: But if you have skipped heart beats or arrhythmia, you are better off count the entire minute or two to be sure. ...Read more

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I have pain right front side of my neck for a week hurts right side of my windpipe doesn't hurt to swallow just very painful to touch feels swollen?

I have pain right front side of my neck for a week hurts right side of my windpipe doesn't hurt to swallow just very painful to touch feels swollen?

Pain in throat ~: Hello ~ go and see your DOC asap because it sounds as if your thyroid is swollen and so it may be a thyroid mass/lump or you may have thyroiditis. See a doc please thanks ...Read more

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What can cause anterior neck pain that comes and goes? Occurs on both sides of windpipe, near carotid arteries. Been happening for 6 months.

See doc: There is no way to tell what the problem may be without a direct inspection and examination of the area involved. If this has been present for 6 months, it is high time you consult your doctor. ...Read more

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Hi I'm 17, I woke up this morning with pain in the front of my neck like 2 inches under my chin right in front of my windpipe and it hurts.

Hi I'm 17, I woke up this morning with pain in the front of my neck like 2 inches under my chin right in front of my windpipe and it hurts.

Give it time.: As long as you don't have trouble breathing, speaking or swallowing you should heal fine, especially if this is a new event for you & it clears within a few hours. ...Read more

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Hey im 17 years old and it feels like there is a lump below my glands either in my trachea and/or esophagus. There are no other persisting symptoms?

Hey im 17 years old and it feels like there is a lump below my glands either in my trachea and/or esophagus. There are no other persisting symptoms?

Normal node: You either are feeling a normal lymph node or salivary gland. If you have pain, fever or many of them see a doctor. Without any symptoms I suspect you are fine. ...Read more

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I have a lump on my esophagus it does nit hurt I can swallow fine I can see it when I swalliw?

I have a lump on my esophagus it does nit hurt I can swallow fine I can see it when I swalliw?

Adam's apple-thyroid: Not sure without looking, but the Adam's apple can be more or less prominent in some females. Also the thyroid can sometimes give a full appearance - usually more on the sides of the esophagus but possible just in the front. See your doc to clear this up. ...Read more

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Hello docs. I was wondering can thyroid nodules bleed into the esophagus?

Hello docs. I was wondering can thyroid nodules bleed into the esophagus?

Can't imagine how!: There is no direct communication between the thyroid and esophagus. A bleeding thyroid nodule would bleed into the gland and extend into the tissues of the neck. ...Read more

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HI! I have a pea sized, semipainful lump on my lymphnode by my esophagus. Doesn't really move, and I haven't found any others anywhere else. Any clues?

Tricky: Cannot say in your particular case, but generally, nodes that are in odd spots, and not mobile are potentially a sign of cancer and need to be looked at and biopsied. ...Read more

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What can be a mass between the esophagus and pericardium, which is not part of the esophagus or pericardium? As barium studies and echo are normal

What can be a mass between the esophagus and pericardium, which is not part of the esophagus or pericardium? As barium studies and echo are normal

Workup incomplete: Can have an oesophageal duplication cyst or bronchogenic cyst. Have your thoracic surgeon review films, may need cta or selective angiogram to assess vascularity. In any case, the final diagnosis done by a pathologist and a microscope. Therefore removal of mass for pathologic diagnosis is the usual treatment. ...Read more

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I had an endoscopy they found a mass in the lower third esophagus I also had a CT scan today. What can this all mean?

I had an endoscopy they found a mass in the lower third esophagus I also had a CT scan today. What can this all mean?

Possible...: Tumor, cancerous or benign (not cancerous). Likely had tissue sampling (biopsy specimen). Ct to look for abnormalities, including lymph nodes, outside the esophagus that may be involved. It is all done to get as much info as possible, in order to plan appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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She's had a feeling as a lump or something in the base of throat. Dr say nothing wrong. Two soon of esophagus shows neg. What else can we do?

She's had a feeling as a lump or something in the base of throat. Dr say nothing wrong. Two soon of esophagus shows neg. What else can we do?

Globus Hystericus: The 'lump in the throat' sensation that is often caused by inflammation of one or more parts of the throat, such as the larynx or hypopharynx due to gastroesophageal reflux (GERD) and other causes. Besides medication for GERD, losing weight, not eating spicy food, peppermint, chocolate, loosening your belt and elevating headrest of bed can help with symptoms. ...Read more

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I swallowed a chip and scratched esophagus. I've been having a sensation like a lump in my throat and asthma symptoms. What type of doc should I see?

I swallowed a chip and scratched esophagus. I've been having a sensation like a lump in my throat and asthma symptoms. What type of doc should I see?

See ENT: If there is something related to your throat, you need to get examined by an ENT doctor to find out the cause. Upper airway obstruction may cause shortness of breath, coughing, or wheezing when breathing in - often mistaken for asthma. Your ENT doctor should be able to guide you as to whether referral to another specialist may be warranted. ...Read more

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I have thyroid nodules and I'm having a lot of thick phlegm. Also I began having pain that goes down to esophagus and up to the ear. Is that normal?

Unrelated: Hi. Thyroid nodules and phlegm are unrelated. What is your thyroid function? I assume if you were hyperthyroid, you'd tell us. Pain to esophagus? That's not very specific. Some thyroid nodules are cancerous. The workup depends on several variables including size and echogenic characteristics. To directly answer your question, thyroid nodules, thick phlegm, and pain in esophagus are not normal. ...Read more

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Mch 31.1, immat grans 0.04, carb dioxide total 20.7, glucose serum 103, alt (sgpt)61, ast (sgot)46. Barrett Esophagus, Thyroid Nodule, Migraines, PFO.?

Mch 31.1, immat grans 0.04, carb dioxide total 20.7, glucose serum 103, alt (sgpt)61, ast (sgot)46. Barrett Esophagus, Thyroid Nodule, Migraines, PFO.?

Sketchy picture: Kindly consult your doctor, or call for a virtual consult on HealthTap to put the whole picture together, make a diagnosis and manage your symptoms ...Read more

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I have what feels like a lump in my suprasternal notch. No palpable pulse. Also have a lump on my neck just above and to the right of my thyroid gland?

I have what feels like a lump in my suprasternal notch. No palpable pulse. Also have a lump on my neck just above and to the right of my thyroid gland?

Numerous tumors: Can occur in the anterior mediastinum of which the classic textbook examples of thyroid cyst or lymphoma, etc are ONLY A MINORITY. And simple lymph node, cyst, boil/abcess are at least as common. But everything on the list is treatable and needs attention...so.... ...Read more

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What does a thyroid nodule feel like? I have a soft movable pea size lump on my thyroid prominence. I was wondering if this could be a thyroid nodule.

Ask your physician: I bet it's a delphian lymph node. Some folks can feel theirs. Is it in the right place? During your next routine physical exam, ask your physician -- or if the mass starts growing rapidly, make an appointment. ...Read more

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After having a partial removal of thyroid, is it normal to feel a constant lump in ones throat? Maybe even feeling like somethings stuck?

Thyroid removal: You are likely feeling either a remnant of thyroid tissue that is asymmetric now or scar tissue - or both. The sensation of food getting stuck likely reflects scar tissue. To be reassured, your doctor can examine this area with ultrasound. ...Read more

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Doctors could feel a lump near thyroid area. What could it be?

Needs testing: Lumps in the thyroid can be either benign or cancerous. It is impossible to know by palpation. It needs further testing to evaluate. Please see your doctor for proper evaluation. ...Read more

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Doctor could feel a lump near thyroid area. She suspected that it could be something to do with thyroid. What could it be?

Doctor could feel a lump near thyroid area. She suspected that it could be something to do with thyroid. What could it be?

Common: Thyroid nodules are very common in the population, especially in women. Most thyroid nodules are benign. You likely will need a thyroid ultrasound to take a better look at your thyroid, and see if there are any nodules that require biopsy. ...Read more

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My sis, had total thyroidectomy in 2012 due to papillary thyroid ca, she feels a lump on her neck, tg and scan were normal, what could it be?

My sis, had total thyroidectomy in 2012 due to papillary thyroid ca, she feels a lump on her neck, tg and scan were normal, what could it be?

Show it to her docto: After surgery for cancer, one needs to have follow up visits with the doctor who did the operation. The doctor can examine her and let you/her know what it is that she is feeling. If the surgeon is not available, she can go see any doctor like an internist or an endocrinologist whom she saw in the beginning of 2012 (before surgery was done). ...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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Thyroid is slightly under active. I take 15mg of dessicated thyroid. I can feel a lump in thyroid area. Go asap to doctor or can it wait a couple weeks?

Thyroid is slightly under active. I take 15mg of dessicated thyroid. I can feel a lump in thyroid area. Go asap to doctor or can it wait a couple weeks?

Go Soon: First, dessicated thyroid hormone is rarely used anymore & most docs, especially for a slightly underactive thyroid would use LT4 (thyroxine) and if necessary & experienced in its use add T3 (liothyronine) if needed. A new lump could be anything from a simple cyst under the skin, a growing thyroid cyst to a thyroid nodule needing eval. If it grew fast enough to notice a change it need evaluation! ...Read more

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I feel like I have a lump in my throat. My mom had to get her thyroid removed. Should I be worried?

I feel like I have a lump in my throat. My mom had to get her thyroid removed. Should I be worried?

Neck lump: Yes - any 'mass' or lump warrants explanation. It should not be ignored.
Your mother's thyroid history may or may not be relevant.
Please seek attention by your md. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have lumps on your thyroid?

What does it mean to have lumps on your thyroid?

Probably benign: They are very common, and usually benign, but if they are bigger than one centimeter, or if there are certain radiographic features, then a fine needle aspiration is recomended. ...Read more

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Is a goider and a lump on your thyroid the same thing?

NO: A goiter is an enlarged thyroid gland. A lump is a discrete mass. Both should be evaluated by an endocrinologist, . ...Read more

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Can a thyroid lump present on the side of your neck? One appeared and family history of benign tumors on thyroid

Can a thyroid lump present on the side of your neck? One appeared and family history of benign tumors on thyroid

In Mets: The thyroid gland is a midline neck structure sitting on the larynx or Adams Apple. When on swallows the thyroid gland moves up so that any pathology noted is known to become elevated higher in the midline neck. If the mass you are palpating in the side of the neck region does not move as noted, think of metastatic nodal pathology which must be evaluated. Neck scan and bx necessary. ...Read more

Windpipe (Definition)

The windpipe or trachea is the structure that carries air from your nose and mouth to your lungs. It is located ...Read more


Esophagus (Definition)

This is the muscular structure built like a tube that connects your throat to the stomach though which food ...Read more