Cystic Lump of Throat

Q: I’m 37 years old female. I had been to an ENT clinic and drawn fluid. Ultrasound scan came back normal. I went back for check up and the lump hasn’t disappeared, should I be worried?

Reply:
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You haven’t mentioned the exact location of lump. But from your description, we are assuming it is in the throat.

Since you have already got it checked up, there shouldn’t be much to worry. This may be a benign swelling. It may remain as such for some time or gradually regress.

You may read here in detail about the various causes leading to a throat cyst.

However, it would be a good idea to keep this swelling under observation. An yearly check up would be recommended. If the swelling grows in size, drains or gets infected, medical intervention would be required.

Take Care,

Buddy M.D.

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