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Strange, Scary lump in my throat...

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  • Posted By: eria Oli
  • May 30, 2009
  • 09:15 PM

I'm 13, and really needed a site where I could post up questions about things that needed to be answered for me, even if I needed to be 18 or older to have an account. I have a bold, clear lump in my throat, a tiny bit behind my uvula, on the right. it's about 1cm and a half. I think it's pretty big to be in a throat. When I cough up to spit, It feels as if it's about to come out if I actually try to forcefully cough it up. I don't really have any trouble when I swallow food but when I intentionally swallow spit, it hurts a little. I think I've had it for maybe a month. I'm not sure if this is happening but to me, it seems like it got a biiit bigger since the first time I discovered it. I have harsh times breathing when I am at all excited, upset or when I move around or even walk a few blocks. I told my mom about it and she jokes how I may have cancer, which I DO NOT find funny at all. I think about visiting the doctor but I'm not so sure. Before I do, I'd like to get a response from this site. I'm sorry I'm not being so clear. But It would help me A LOT if someone could reply. Thank you.

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  • Please, adamantly, ask your Mother to take you to the doctor. It's been awhile that you've had this, you believe it's larger now, you also have other symptoms ... also of concern, the breathing trouble; you see these changes, and at 13 ... you should not have breathing problems like that, especially with none prior. Although it may very well be minor ... it's most certainly nothing to joke about and should absolutely be checked out.
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  • Thankyou for your immediate reply. I'll ask my mother to take me. If she dosn't, I'll talk to my pediatrician about it. Once again, Thankyou.
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