Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
157 Doctors are Online

Nodule in neck over carotid. What is it? Hypothyroidism. Worry?

I have a small nodule/mass on the right side of my neck almost over my carotid. It is not painful and seems to not be changing in size. I do have hypothyroid but I am waiting for my insurance to kick in before I have it checked out. It has been there for a few years but it is worrying me and I am wondering what it could be.
Asked On : Sat, 18 Aug 2012
Answers:  1 Views:  40
Report Abuse
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions
Medical Topics
Endocrinologist 's  Response

If you have a nodule in neck, you should get it evaluated. The usual tests we do are an Ultrasound neck and a needle test (FNAC). It could be a swelling in thyroid or a lymph node near your thyroid.If its not growing, it is not an emergency situation , so you can wait to get your insurance ready and get started.

Hope I have answered your question. If you have any further questions I will be happy to help.

Dr Ajish TP
Consultant Endocrinologist
Answered: Sun, 26 Oct 2014
I find this answer helpful
Disclaimer: These answers are for your information only and not intended to replace your relationship with your treating physician.
This is a short, free answer. For a more detailed, immediate answer, try our premium service [Sample answer]


Loading Online Doctors....
© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor