Hello Doctor -
I was checking the other Doctor Forums and actually your forum seemed the best fit since you have a primary care back ground. My Dad is a healthy 68 year old with no chronic diseases. He has had a lump in his lower front neck, about an inch left of center for about 2 months. The lump seems almost cyst like, it is bigger than a marble, maybe twice the size of a marble. He can move it around without too much effort, its pliable, its not fixed per se, but it doesn't appear dermatological, meaning there is no redness on the skin or anything. It doesn't hurt at all, is pliable, movable. He went to his primary care doc and he said he shouldn't worry about it, but wants an ultrasound and then referral to a surgeon about removing it. But the MD didn't offer a possible cause or diagnosis ... while we are waiting for the ultrasound wanted to get your take. Also, my Dad said when he was 20, he recalled having something similar and a doctor removed it, but he can't say if it was just like what he has now, nor does he recall what the diagnosis was previously.
Appreciate your thoughts, thanks