have lump at base of neck that moves on swallowing, it is soft to touch, and my GP says it seems superficial however I have had had blood tests and GP has put me in for urgent ultra sound scan, I have also noticed that at one side of the lump there seems to be a slight swelling, why is this?
Person's Gender: Female
Person's Age: 55
Thanks for the question and coming on Just Answer. I would like to say that the lump on the neck or base which moves on swallowing can be due to thyroid nodule or thyroid related swelling. It is strong likely to be due to thyroid dysfunction. Also important to rule out any dermoid cyst, lipoma, lymphoma (less likely). I will repeat again that this is thyroid related swelling and urgent scan is very important and might need to have biopsy as well later on to rule out any thing serious.If you would like any additional information or have more questions please don't hesitate to ask!Please remember to only rate my answer when you are satisfied. If you feel the need to click either 2 "poor service" or 1 "bad service", please stop and reply to me via the REPLY or CONTINUE CONVERSATION button with the issue you have. My goal is excellent service which is rating 5. Rating of 4 or 5 is highly highly appreciated as this is the only way we doctors can get credit here. I will be happy to continue further and do everything I can to provide you with the service you seek.Best wishesDr. Amir Javed.
Why have I got a swelling on one side of my neck, people have started to notice my lump and swelling and stare, this is making me feel worse, should I worry?
I would say that thyroid swelling or nodule can appear any side of the neck. You should not worry right now but urgent scan is needed along with few other tests such as biopsy. Most of the time the swelling is non-cancerous (not cancer) and this can be treated easily in case of thyroid problem which seems to be in your case.
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