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Neck Lump painless growing, please help

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  • Posted By: n2alexan
  • March 31, 2008
  • 04:55 PM

Hi,

My mother (in her early 50s) has a lump on her neck that appeared around 6 month ago.
She saw various doctors and also was subjected to blood tests which all were ok.
She then had an ultra sound that revealed that she has lumps in her neck.
The lumps are also visible outside.
I attached a photo of her neck. Two lines that go vertically on her neck were not there 6 months ago.


The lump is painless but it is growing.

Initially the operation was suggested to test for cancer but now the doctor dismissed it and suggests that it is due to her weight.

But I do not believe it!!!

She had more weight in the past and no lumps.

If someone has a similiar development and know what it is and what she has to do, I would be very greatful!!!

Thank you in advance

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  • it looks like a goiter...her doctor is a real ***k. Have her pick up a copy of the ultrasound report and take it to her new doctor. She should be seen by an endocrinologist who will do a painless needle biopsy of the tumors. No surgery is necessary for a biospy. Of course, it could be something besides a goiter, but what ever it is, it required a biospy. Have her get her thyroid checked and even if it is normal, it can still be a goiter.
    Monsterlove 2921 Replies Flag this Response
  • Hi, My mother (in her early 50s) has a lump on her neck that appeared around 6 month ago. She saw various doctors and also was subjected to blood tests which all were ok. She then had an ultra sound that revealed that she has lumps in her neck.The lumps are also visible outside. I attached a photo of her neck. Two lines that go vertically on her neck were not there 6 months ago. The lump is painless but it is growing. Initially the operation was suggested to test for cancer but now the doctor dismissed it and suggests that it is due to her weight. But I do not believe it!!! She had more weight in the past and no lumps. If someone has a similiar development and know what it is and what she has to do, I would be very greatful!!! Thank you in advance Does she have any other symptoms other than the lumps? Any pain? How is her circulation - cold hands or feet? Flushing? How is her diet and digestion? Any problems? Does she crave any kinds of food? How is her skin? Any hair loss? Is she perimenopausal or still having her menstrual cycle? I agree with Monsterlove. Thyroid disorders, especially autoimmune thyroiditis or Hashimotos, is often overlooked by docs. An endocrinologist would be in order. Best wishesDOM
    acuann 3080 Replies Flag this Response
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