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lump in neck

I found a lump in the bottom of my throat on the right hand side.  It is slightly smaller than a marble and slightly tender.  It moves up and down when I swallow. I have no thyroid symptoms. I  I went to the doctor today and he said that the lump was a vascular formation?  
That makes no sense to me. It seems rather large to be a vascular.  How could he tell the difference between vascular and a thyroid nodule?
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158939 tn?1274918797
Whether it's a vascular formation (which sounds frightening because it isn't normal) or thyroid nodule you need an ultrasound to check it out.  Insist that your doctor refer you for a thyroid ultrasound with flow study (to see where the blood flow is).
362809 tn?1233510154
In most cases, a lump that moves is better news than a hard, stationary lump.  However, it wouldn't hurt to have an ultrasound just to be sure, so ask your doctor to order one.  If he refuses, ask him to refer you to someone else.

Good luck to you!

Amy
Papillary Thyroid Cancer
First diagnosed 1985
Recurrence 2008
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From what I have read, when it moves up and down when swallowing, it is on the thyroid because the thyroid moves when you swallow.  My fairly large nodule moves when I swallow too.  I have had ultrasound and biopsy - still awaiting results.  Check it out with someone else.  You need an ultrasound just to make sure.Good Luck.  :)
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