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Huge mass around my neck

Huge mass around my neck

Hi Folks

Just curious what it is?

My blood test is fine except little low level due to deficiency of B12, i was feeling very tired and sleepy during the day, now since i started B12 vitamin , after only 7 pills taken i feel very active now no tiredness. I am a diabetic but my doctor told me " we have observed your blood test for last 6 months , you are in excellent control of sugar, we want to stop some medication", .

I am a 68 year old male, possessing a very good look, people think i am only 42 don't look like 68 since i am enjoying a stable muscular body. I have no pain in my throat and no problem of swallowing any kind of food except i can not speak naturally, i mean i have to use my left side of the mouth to make the word, looks like right side of throat the nerves are strangled like a knot, though this problem has been with me for several years due to damage done to my voice fold by forcibly singing over my voice pitch. i was referred to 3 different ENT specialists and after viewing inside my throat with camera, they all said " everything is fine no problem" but i insisted the last ENT specialist to get my ultrasound done, but now appears to be a 4.5 cm mass on my right side of neck, which is only detected with ultrasound . Just worried a bit, any suggestion please? why the ENT specialists were saying everything is fine?, is it too late now? several questions coming up now. The mass is on the right side of my neck where my shirt's collar is.

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Hi, my mum had a mass grow in the the left of her neck - it looked very worrying but turned out to be a limpoma which is basically a collection of fat. Maybe yours is something similar.

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Thanks, hope so..

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Are they doing further investigations? Biopsy?

Just a thought though get your thyroid antibodies tested for Hashimotos as it could be a goitre.

Did they actually use the word mass or could it be a nodule?

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Yes dear, doctor said," it is more likely mass or a tumor", not sure yet, he has sent me for further ultrasound and yes he has performed biopsy , and waiting for the result.

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Good luck with that!

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thanks

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Hi, I am a total thyroidectomy patient last year. Also a diabetic. Would suggest that whatever is the diagnosis of the lump, if you have to go for surgery please choose the best surgeon. It may help to get back your voice too. All the best!

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Thanks for the suggestion. Sure will do.

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Morning Sohni,

Sorry to hear you have a mass in your neck.

I went to many different doctors including private, either Gp or Ent consultants for a year who told me nothing was wrong. But I kept going as I could feel something in there that was very painful. They, of course, thought I was a hypocondriac. It was the private one found a mass wrapped around the mastoid right side. I had painkillers for a year going right up to morphine in the end before surgery. I had a 3 hour operation. It was a vascular tissue mass wrapped around a nerve which is why it took do long to get out and why it was so painful. Nhs Ent consultant said it was all in my head and my neck was 'normal'. I still have the letter stating so. Anyway, I have no pain now just a slight ache sometimes.

I hope you are offered surgery. Not great but better out than in and feel better after recovery.

Please try not to worry. Wishing you all the best.

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Thank you so much, God bless ya.

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