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What is the cause of lump on upper posterior neck?

I have a small lump @ upper posterior neck (base of skull)/ left side that has been there for 2 days. I have experiencing dizzy spells for 2 weeks. I currently take a low dose of synthroid and cytomel for a lump on my right thyroid. I have also been getting migraine type headache on my right side.
Mon, 9 Feb 2015
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Hi! this is another fairly common clinical situation in our routine patients and not to worry much regarding this!

In fact, considering your medicine history along with thyroid lump, I would like to extend my comments as follows:

1. there is 90% possibility that the nodule in the nape of neck is a lymphnode recently enlarged in response to some inflammation in the scalp, skin, throat, axilla, ear etc. or related to medication...!

2. some benign subcutaneous tumor-like condition like neurofibroma / lipoma/ dermatofibroma/ inclusion cyst comprises of 8% possibility

3. some malignancy or borderline tumor pathology have 2% possibility

No biopsy/radiological study of thyroid lump? It must be there; please share that also!

Therefore you have to see your doctor not because you are worried but to confirm what is it and for some tests like needle biopsy...

regards,
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What is the cause of lump on upper posterior neck?

Hi! this is another fairly common clinical situation in our routine patients and not to worry much regarding this! In fact, considering your medicine history along with thyroid lump, I would like to extend my comments as follows: 1. there is 90% possibility that the nodule in the nape of neck is a lymphnode recently enlarged in response to some inflammation in the scalp, skin, throat, axilla, ear etc. or related to medication...! 2. some benign subcutaneous tumor-like condition like neurofibroma / lipoma/ dermatofibroma/ inclusion cyst comprises of 8% possibility 3. some malignancy or borderline tumor pathology have 2% possibility No biopsy/radiological study of thyroid lump? It must be there; please share that also! Therefore you have to see your doctor not because you are worried but to confirm what is it and for some tests like needle biopsy... regards,