You may have a lump or nodule in your neck that is visible. Typically, the lump will be located on the side of your neck. (Don’t mistake your Adam’s apple, located in the front of your neck, for a thyroid lump.) You may also be able to feel the lump, or it may be detected by a physician, your partner, a hairdresser, or a massage therapist. The most common way that thyroid lumps are detected is incidentally through imaging, such as dental X-rays, or ultrasounds of the neck.