This is Dr. David
these lumps could be enlarged lymph nodes or could be swollen thyroid gland which is below the adam's apple or largynx.
you should see your GP and ask for an ultrasound of your neck to find out what these lumps are
yeah I realise that but what does that mean
I have an appointment at the end of this week but I am worried, my grandmother had thyroid cancer
thyroid cancer usually doesn't cause a visible lump in the neck.
usually cancer doesn't look symmetric and develop like this on both sides.
it did with my grandmother
she could have had a goiter which is benign enlargment of the thyroid gland and her thyroid cancer could have been inside of the enlarged goiter thyroid gland.
hopefully your ultrasound will not show signs of thyroid cancer.
so why could I have enlarged lymph nodes or swollen thyroid gland
enlarged lymph nodes are caused by your immune system fighting off infections even when you are feeling well.
benign enlarged thyroid gland is called a goiter and can happen as you get older.
it can happen with lack of iodine in your diet or even with normal iodine in the diet.
so hopefully those are those causes of what you are seeing
but the doctor's exam and ultrasound will tell more
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