I had a TT a week ago and developed a large bump about 1/2" above incision site. It is hard, solid feeling like a small rock and sensitive to touch. It stings b/c of the pressure my neck has on it. Ice packs make me comfortable but once ice wears off, then it stings again. It almost looks like a large adam's apple, however, it is not! I'm female and never had this before. My TT was because of a goiter/hashimotos. It is HOT to the touch.
A week after my TT, I suddenly developed a large bump right under the incision, with no pain. I rushed to the surgeon's office and he said that I must have taken aspirin and possibly picked up something heavy, (I had done both), which caused a hematoma. He said that eventually, my body would absorb it. The following week I went back to the doctor and he again assured me that it would eventually go away. It has been four weeks since my surgery and the lump is still there. I had part of my thyroid removed four months ago due to a cancerous tumor, and had no problems whatsoever, I had a full recovery within a month after surgery, so I had expected the same. I take levothyroxine 75 mg have plenty of energy for my 70 years and feel fine otherwise. Worried about the lump!
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