i have a lump on my throat under my skin. It is on the front of my throat in the area of my adams apple (i'm female).
it is painless and moves when i swallow but feels like it is attached to my throat (possibly thyroid gland). i am very worried what this could be. ive been to see my dr who has told me to come back in a couple of weeks for a check up. it is still there. not changed in size after 2 weeks.please help
There are various causes of painless lump in throat and viral or bacterial infection is the commonest cause which can cause enlarged lymph nodes.
Thyroid gland may also produce lump due to any thyroid disease. Lumps present in the skin or below the skin can be because of cysts like sebaceous cysts.
It also depends on various factors as the size, shape,consistency,any increase or decrease in size,pain and location.
Since I am not examining you it is difficult to comment upon.According to the symptoms you describe( painless, no change in size) it seems like infection. You might consider getting it examined after few weeks and may go for investigations like biopsy which will help to confirm the diagnosis.
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