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bulge in lower neck when I cough

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  • Posted By: bubbles999
  • November 11, 2009
  • 03:04 AM

Hello

This is my first post here, I have a query regarding my throat and neck.

I am a 39yo male.

I have a bulge/lump that appears when I cough on the right lower side of my neck.

It is about half the size of a golf ball, and sticks out a couple of centimetres,

I have had a CT scan and Ultrasound of this area about a year ago, and small nodules were found on the right side of my thyroid, although nothing else was noted.

A repeat ultrasound and CT (this year) have shown that they have grown slightly, but are still very small.

The hernia-like lump that appears has gradually grown slightly bigger. It is visually noticeable when I cough, and there is also mild but noticeable swelling on the right side of my neck.

I have had repeated infections , mild pain for several years, and I have smoked for 20 years.

Also, about 15 years ago, doing something stupid, I breathed in some frozen Nitrious Oxide gas and burned my throat with it.

I am wondering what this bulging lump is, and does this require surgery, is it urgent, does it require a biopsy?

Thank you for your help/advice.

B

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  • Hello This is my first post here, I have a query regarding my throat and neck. I am a 39yo male. I have a bulge/lump that appears when I cough on the right lower side of my neck. It is about half the size of a golf ball, and sticks out a couple of centimetres, I have had a CT scan and Ultrasound of this area about a year ago, and small nodules were found on the right side of my thyroid, although nothing else was noted. A repeat ultrasound and CT (this year) have shown that they have grown slightly, but are still very small. The hernia-like lump that appears has gradually grown slightly bigger. It is visually noticeable when I cough, and there is also mild but noticeable swelling on the right side of my neck. I have had repeated infections , mild pain for several years, and I have smoked for 20 years. Also, about 15 years ago, doing something stupid, I breathed in some frozen Nitrious Oxide gas and burned my throat with it. I am wondering what this bulging lump is, and does this require surgery, is it urgent, does it require a biopsy? Thank you for your help/advice. BYour symtoms are mildly relative to a goitre or hypothyroidism, some of the other symptoms are: felling tired or sleeping alot, dry and/or pale skin, weight gain and problems with memory and concentration, if this is what it is then surgery is not necissary, consult your gp if you are experincing these symptome
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    • November 19, 2009
    • 06:26 PM
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  • Your symtoms are mildly relative to a goitre or hypothyroidism, some of the other symptoms are: felling tired or sleeping alot, dry and/or pale skin, weight gain and problems with memory and concentration, if this is what it is then surgery is not necissary, consult your gp if you are experincing these symptomeThanks for your reply. Yes I do experience these symptoms as well, however my thyroid blood levels were ok when I had them tested last.I will investigate this further, thanks for your reply.
    bubbles999 1 Replies
    • November 21, 2009
    • 05:25 AM
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