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Knot lump on side of neck

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I am 26 years old. Just had my first child about 3 months ago. The other day I was rubbing my neck and I felt a knot like lump. It is located on my left side of my neck - it is on the middle of the neck. I can only feel it of I press down hard on my neck or if I tilt my neck to the right . It is movable and does not hurt to touch it . I dont know if it's related but I have a very dry patch of skin on the leftside of my scalp as well. I don't seem to have antithetical symptoms. I am scared that I have cancer now.

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replied December 14th, 2010
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Hello and thank you for posting your health query on E health Forum.
Your symptoms do not signify any tumors or cancers. Symptoms like persistant loss of weight, low appetite, difficulty swallowing, etc are some symptoms that you lack, which would arouse the suspicion of any cancer.
A painless small lump in the middle or the left side of the neck could seem to be associated with the thyroid gland. A movable small lump in the neck could also be a benign thyroglossal cyst.
Presence of irregular periods, excess bleeding during periods, skin dryness, hair loss could be signs of a thyroid hormone excess. Conducting blood tests to detect thyroid disorder and further evaluation may be beneficial in this situation.
You might consider consultation with a GP or a endocrinologist who will evaluate the neck swelling and also initiate the necessary treatment if necessary.
I hope this helps.

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