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My brother needs Help

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • February 18, 2007
  • 11:55 PM

My brother was diagnosed with Pharyngitis the other night in the ER because he has a swelling or lump on the right side of his throat.
However, he doesnt have any pain. He feels pressure that feels like its pulsing in the swolen area sometimes and there's alot of pressure on it causing so much discomfort when he lays down that he says he has trouble breathing.
We don't think this is the right diagnosis, does anyone have any idea what they think this could be?

Please help my brother and I figure this out, because we know its something other than Pharyngitis.

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  • It could be a thyroid problem. You should read about hypo- or hyper- thyroidism. Good luck.
    wilson_gal22 46 Replies
    • February 19, 2007
    • 00:32 AM
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  • I'll look into that, thanks for the advice.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • February 19, 2007
    • 00:34 AM
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  • How old is your brother? You should go to yourdiagnosis.com. I did to look into if for you, but I don't know anything about your brother. But, it gives a diagnosis based on the questions and answers. When I did it, it said thyroid. So, I am confident that that is more than likely what is wrong. But, of course, I could be wrong. I would strongly advice going to the site and answering the questions. You can be more detailed. It could be a small nodule or tumor. Probably nothing to dramatic. But, the doctors need to do better than pharyngitis. and if he is having trouble breathing at all he should get it checked out asap. Don't take no for an answer. Press the doctors until they do something. Well, I hope that helps more. Good Luck. Keep us posted on his condition. Best wishes, Christi.
    wilson_gal22 46 Replies
    • February 19, 2007
    • 00:56 AM
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  • Thanks so much for looking into that for me!It makes me feel better knowing that there are people like you out there that care enough to try and help someone. I'll check that site out that you mentioned. We're taking him to another Doctor soon.I'll repost on what the new doctor says too.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • February 19, 2007
    • 01:06 AM
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  • You are very welcome. I try to help as much as I can. I spend a lot of time on the internet researching stuff. You may not know this, but I am only 15. But, I am destined to be a doctor. And I understand what you are going through. I know all my doctors have not diagnosed me right either. I have that same feeling. So, I do research. Since I found this site have been using my time to research for other people. Reading and looking at everything I can. I have studied a lot over the years about medicine, so I know a lot about it. I know what it is like to have people not care enough to do something. So, as a future doctor (hopefully) I am making an effort to change that. And, of course, I am glad to help with whatever I can. And, I am glad you feel that way, some people wouldn't appreciate someone like me giving an opinion just because I am so young. But I am glad to help. I hope your brother feels better soon. Best of Luck, Christi.P.S. Good luck and I hope the next doctor does something about it. They should really slow down and take time to care for their patients.
    wilson_gal22 46 Replies
    • February 19, 2007
    • 01:37 AM
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