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Pain when Swallowing

  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • March 26, 2007
  • 09:10 PM

Hi all!

I am a 28yo Female. For the last few months, I have had pain when swallowing. If I were to describe it, it feels like I have a lump or food stuck in my throat. When I swallow, i can sort of feel/hear a slight "clicking" noise! It hurts on both sides but one odd thing, if I put my chin to my chest it relieves the pain almost entirely.

I do not have my tonsils nor do I have a fever.

I don't know if this is related, but I do have a dime sized lump on the left side of my neck three fingers above the collar bone when the pointer finger is at the collarbone.

What can this be???? Should I be worried? Any and all help would be greatly appreciated!

Thank you!

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  • I'm a 30 year old male living in Southern California and have the same thing you're talking about. I've had it for a year or so. I've been to different doctors and have had blood tests done, but they all say it's nothing. But it's something because I feel it every time I swallow and it's slowly gotten worse. I know what you're saying about swallowing while your chin is to your chest. It also helps me to lift my chin up and stretch out my throat before swallowing. Turning my head to either side just intensifies the pain and the clicking sound. I'm not sick at all, my tonsils are not swollen and I have had my normal amount of energy. The only thing that makes sense to me is I'm falling apart. During the last few months I imagine the structures in my throat separating from each other. This is what it feels like when I hold my throat between my thumb and fingers and move it from side to side. I don't know what it really is though. Maybe I'll never know.I see that your post is from almost three years ago. I wish you had left a means of contacting you so I could see how you are and see if you had received any answers throughout these past twelve seasons. So if anyone finds this post and wants to contact me, you may do so through a blog of which I am the administrator, livingthejesusdream.com. B. Davis
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • January 14, 2010
    • 00:40 AM
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  • Hi there, I just starting having this same issue last week...if I extend my neck or put my chin down it will not hurt to swallow....it is odd.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • January 18, 2010
    • 03:40 PM
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  • Hi davies. I saw your post here. Did you get the answer you want ? Because im experiencing the same situation for almost three weeks and read alot of blogs and with the same unanswered question. We all dont know what is happening.
    Can you please reply to this if you already found something that can help. Thanks
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