What is this lump on my neck I have a lump on my neck, its in front by mi throat but more to the right. It does not hurt for the most part except when I touch it or move my head towards the upper left. You can't tell that its ther really unless you touch
Lumps . Lumps in the neck can be normal anatomic structures: submandibular glands, carotid bulbs (normal bulbous area of the carotid artery just before it splits), cricoid cartilage of the larynx. Other lumps can be abnormal: lymph nodes (about 75-80 per side, are normal but can get larger with inflammation/infection and some types of tumors), thyroid nodules, cysts. This is something that should be evaluated by a doctor to ensure that it is not something concerning. Most abnormal masses are inflammatory, but it is importent to rule out something that needs treatment or other evaluation.