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Lump sencation in throat/chest area

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  • Posted By: cindo48
  • April 5, 2008
  • 04:50 AM

I have had this lump feeling in my throat for a year. I have had all kinds of test run, everything normal except gallbladder hidascan. Gallbladder was removed and lump feeling is still with me. I am a 48 year old female. I am told that it is nothing there. Cause is aniexty. Anyone else have this problem?

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  • thryoid? At 48 (same as I am) also many kind of perimenopause symptoms come out (www.power-surge.com for perimeno info and forum)...though thryoid sounds more likely...a TSH test is not enough, but if only given that, a TSH over 2.5 or 3.0 probably needs treatment. Joan
    Joan5555 316 Replies Flag this Response
  • Even if the thyroid tests come back in the normal range, you may still benefit from thyroid if you have a goiter. Go see an endocrinologist.
    Monsterlove 2921 Replies Flag this Response
  • I had an ultrasound on thyroid, nothing there.
    cindo48 2 Replies Flag this Response
  • I have had this lump feeling in my throat for a year. I have had all kinds of test run, everything normal except gallbladder hidascan. Gallbladder was removed and lump feeling is still with me. I am a 48 year old female. I am told that it is nothing there. Cause is aniexty. Anyone else have this problem?I had that feeling of a lump in my throat. The cause was anxiety. When I take anti-anxiety medication, it goes away. Have you tried medication? If you have and it didn't go away, I would look for more answers.
    Beth56 272 Replies Flag this Response
  • Let me give a long version. I will try not to be real lengthy about it. 6 years ago I lost my 19 year old son to an auto accident. Thought I handled it pretty good. That was 2002. 2004 Husband went to Iraq for a year. Came back in 05,a different person. Nov. 2006 went to ER with leg pain and the feeling of cold water being pushed in my veins.EKG, blood work chest xrays all normal. Had a few more of these spells over the next couple of months without going to doctor.Feb. 2007 had one and thats when the lump sencation appeared. went to ER everything normal.2 days later went to ER at larger hospital. was sent home with a holster monitor. Next day returned to ER wih same thing. Admitted to hospital went through all kinds of test and was sent home the next day. Told to see a cardiologist. Had a CT scan of heart and returned 2 weeks later for results,he scheduled a catherization 2 1/2 weeks later.said it looked like I had a blockage in back of heart. catherization showed heart was fine, no blockages. Had light run down my throat by gastro dr and had hidascan.Gallbladder wasnt functioning. Had it removed. went to ent and had scope down my throat. nothing.I am taking nexium for reflux, lorazepam for aniexty,and going to counseling. Lump appears larger at some times and smaller at others. also feels like it moves from throat to between breast. Started massage therapy last week. Trying anything that might help. Just a all over feel bad most of the time. On top of this I lost my dad 1 month ago.
    cindo48 2 Replies Flag this Response
  • Wow, you have been through a lot! Stress can certainly play a significant part in our physical health. For me stress triggered Graves Disease, an autoimmune disease of the thryoid. My thryoid spead up and I felt like I had a lump in my throat...my voice changed, my digestive system freaked out and I lost a lot of weight and my head felt fuzzy and funny. Finally with blood work for the disease, I was diagnosed in a couple of months. Thats was when I was 41...."lucky me" around that time I also started with the symptoms of perimenopause..I didn't realize it at first because thryoid symptoms and perimenopause symptoms are so similar and with fluctuating ovarian hormones all over the place, blood work does not show up when a women is in perimenopause. I am now 48 and still struggling with the perimenopause stuff but the thryoid issues are mainly resolved. I am telling you all of this to see if any of my experience may ring a bell....the thryoid is very tricky and several special tests are important to properly diagnose it mainly FT3, FT4, TSH and the antibodies for Graves Disease and Hashimotos. Stress is tricky and I have seen many people in my life have all kinds of physical symptoms as a result of it....don't rule out anitdepresents and talk therapy....we do whatever helps and you certainly have had a platefull! I don't mean to push this on you in any way, but if you think it sounds likely for your case, I encourage you to get these simple blood tests and to take steps for the stress ...one doctor told me that even months after an event you body may "finally" react to the stress....it is a funny thing. Meanwhile I hope a little prayer will help....wishing you the best! Joan
    Joan5555 316 Replies Flag this Response
  • Reflux disease?
    aquila 1263 Replies Flag this Response
  • Hyperparathyroidism?
    Anonymous 42789 Replies Flag this Response
  • Poor baby...all that stress can get to your thyroid. I think if they ran more detailed gland tests, they may find a low normal range which may benefit from thyroid meds. I can't take the generic if they do ever put you on it...ask for brand name only, it makes a difference. Have you have a mammogram?
    Monsterlove 2921 Replies Flag this Response
  • Hi everyone, I am 64. When walking a short distance or moving an item from one room to another, I experience discomfort in my throat (similar to that when watching a sad movie). I have had x-rays, ECG's but still, the problem persists dispite no problems were discovered. Now the discomfort has extended to my chest, that gives a sensation as though I had a short sprint. Has anyone had a similar experience, and what is the remedy to my problem? Looking forward to some positive responses. Thanks.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies Flag this Response
  • Wow, you have been through a lot! Stress can certainly play a significant part in our physical health. For me stress triggered Graves Disease, an autoimmune disease of the thryoid. My thryoid spead up and I felt like I had a lump in my throat...my voice changed, my digestive system freaked out and I lost a lot of weight and my head felt fuzzy and funny. Finally with blood work for the disease, I was diagnosed in a couple of months. Thats was when I was 41...."lucky me" around that time I also started with the symptoms of perimenopause..I didn't realize it at first because thryoid symptoms and perimenopause symptoms are so similar and with fluctuating ovarian hormones all over the place, blood work does not show up when a women is in perimenopause. I am now 48 and still struggling with the perimenopause stuff but the thryoid issues are mainly resolved. I am telling you all of this to see if any of my experience may ring a bell....the thryoid is very tricky and several special tests are important to properly diagnose it mainly FT3, FT4, TSH and the antibodies for Graves Disease and Hashimotos. Stress is tricky and I have seen many people in my life have all kinds of physical symptoms as a result of it....don't rule out anitdepresents and talk therapy....we do whatever helps and you certainly have had a platefull! I don't mean to push this on you in any way, but if you think it sounds likely for your case, I encourage you to get these simple blood tests and to take steps for the stress ...one doctor told me that even months after an event you body may "finally" react to the stress....it is a funny thing. Meanwhile I hope a little prayer will help....wishing you the best! Joan Perimenopause is the beginning of menopause. With menopause, the menstrual cycles, ovulation and the reproductive years end. Symptoms of perimenopause begin in the late 30’s or early 40’s and can last from 2-8 years. The changes in estrogen levels lead to most of these symptoms. Perimenopause symptoms vary in intensity and length for each woman. Once the symptoms of perimenopause start, it is important to work with your doctor. They need to know what you are ***g regarding your health, and they in turn can help you if the alternative therapies aren’t enough.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies Flag this Response
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  • Hi There,
    Are you still feeling the lump in your throat after all these years. I have been suffering for two years now with this along with occasional sharp stabbing pain below my sternum. Have had almost every test available. Hidascan this week.
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