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?


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.

Medical Advice (Q&As) on “Silent Cystic Swelling of Throat

  1. Sue

    My granddaughter had a sore throat for about a week with sinus drainage which was thought to be allergies as well as a white sore in the back of her throat much like a canker sore. This cleared up but then about a week later she developed a lump 11/2 inches in the front of her neck what can it be?

    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      Likely to be a lymph node.

      Lymph nodes swell up in cases of infections in that region. She may need antibiotics if the node doesn’t regress on its own. Does she has fever?


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