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HI, Does anyone know why their would be a lump underneath your chin close to your neck that comes and goes and is painful at times?

By December 4, 2016 - 9:06am
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I do feel like I've had a few signs of Thyroid symptoms from what I have investigated myself on the internet. I've had ear aches for over a year that radiates from one side to the other sometimes and it is very painful sometimes. Back in July I was in the Hospital for a few days. Here lately I have had a lot of set backs with my health it all started out with a bacterial infection H Pylori that I don't think is yet eradicated. And also I have gastritis, gastroparesis, a hiatal hernia, and also have lesions in my bilateral cerebral and I'm b12 defiecient. All of this just started within this past yr. But does anyone know what all the symtoms would be for thyroid disease? Everytime I tell my Dr about this lump she says ahh it's ok it will go away. DO I need to go see an endcronologist?

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Hello cm,

Thanks for reaching out to EmpowHer!

The fact that it comes and goes sounds like swollen glands.
Most swollen glands or lumps under the skin are not cause for concern. The glands (lymph nodes) on either side of the neck, under the jaw, or behind the ears commonly swell when you have a cold or a sore throat. You do have a lot of other health issues going on, so this might be connected to those issues. Your doctor is not concerned about it, you say. However, if you feel in your gut something is not right, I suggest calling your doctor and ask that this issue is further investigated if nothing else for your peace of mind. Was an ultrasound taken? If not, your doctor (or another doctor if you choose) may suggest that. There is no way to know for sure if it's a thyroid issue unless it is looked to further.


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