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72 yo, a lump in my neck below jaw.

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I have a lump in my neck below jaw. When I turn my head a certain way I feel it. It doesn't hurt. I am 72 and have not been sick. Any ideas? I have had both my thyroid removed.I feel it when I put my fingers where I feel my pulse.

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replied March 22nd, 2016
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Thank you for asking at Ehealth forum!

I read your question and i understand your concern. The lumps with thyroid removed is likely a cervical lymph node and nothing to worry about if its not painful or does not affect any process like swallowing or turning the neck etc. Ignore it and keep an eye on its size. Get evaluated it if the size is increasing. It could merely be a swollen lymph node.

I hope it helps. Stay in touch with your healthcare provider for further guidance as our answers are just for education and counselling purposes and cannot be an alternative to actual visit to a doctor.
Take care

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