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What causes moving swollen gland and tenderness in the throat?

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Dr. Bhagyesh V. Patel

General Surgeon

Practicing since :1999

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Posted on Thu, 18 Oct 2018 in Lump
Question: Yes, the swelling does move when I swallow. It doesn't seem to be tender when I press on it.My throat is a little tender when I swallow inside occasionally.Thank you for telling me that is good that the labs came back normal. I checked prices for the ultrasound.
Answered by Dr. Bhagyesh V. Patel 31 minutes later
Brief Answer:

Thyroid swelling.
Ultrasound at convenience necessary.

Detailed Answer:

* Most likely thyroid swelling.

*According to the narration of symptoms and your comfort with abnormal lab tests, it is not emergency to go for ultrasound at this stage.You can plan accordingly to get the ultrasound,later on with convenience.

* Ultrasound will help doctor to evaluate
- Size of the swelling
- Nature
- Extent of involvement of thyroid gland
- another associated lesions underlying

* If possible, kindly provide a photo attachment of the swelling when you are actually swallowing inside throat and it is prominent maximum .

Hope I have answered your query.
Let me know if I can assist you further.

Dr. Bhagyesh V. Patel,
General Surgeon
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