Swelling At Front Of Neck

What Causes Swelling At Front Of Neck?

Swelling at front of neck can have various causes, just like most other symptoms.  Finding the true cause means ruling out or confirming each possibility – in other words, diagnosis.

Diagnosis is usually a complex process due to the sheer number of possible causes and related symptoms.  In order to diagnose swelling at front of neck, we could:
  • Research the topic
  • Find a doctor with the time
  • Use a diagnostic computer system.
The process is the same, whichever method is used.

Step 1: List all Possible Causes

We begin by identifying the disease conditions which have "swelling at front of neck" as a symptom.  For example, hypothyroidism.

Step 2: Build a Symptom Checklist

We then identify all possible symptoms and risk factors of each possible cause, and check the ones that apply:
frequent colds/flus
poor concentration during cycle
yellow/yellowish fingernails
very low HDL cholesterol level
animal-derived thyroid hormone use
hypothyroidism
having low TT4 level
having hard stools
being a lethargic person
joint pain/swelling/stiffness
hypothyroidism in family members
constant fatigue
... and more than 30 others

Step 3: Rule Out or Confirm each Possible Cause

A differential diagnosis of your symptoms and risk factors finds the likely cause of swelling at front of neck.

Arriving at a Correct Diagnosis

The Analyst™ is our online diagnosis tool that learns all about you through a straightforward process of multi-level questioning, providing diagnosis at the end.

In the Glandular Symptoms section of the questionnaire, The Analyst™ will ask the following question about swelling at front of neck:
Do you have a swelling at the front of your neck?
Possible responses:
→ Don't know
→ Definitely not
→ Possibly - I'm not sure
→ Yes, minor
→ Yes, major / pronounced
Based on your response to this question, which may indicate no swelling at front of neck, possible swelling at front of neck, minor swelling at front of neck or major swelling at front of neck, The Analyst™ will consider possibilities such as Hypothyroidism. A goiter is a common symptom of hypothyroidism / too little iodine in the diet.