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lump in throat

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • June 19, 2007
  • 02:15 PM

i started to feel a lump in my throat about a week ago and of course my first prediction was cancer. i don't have swollen glands and the lump feels like its just to the side of my throat (right side). have you noticed that when you think about it, it feels much worse, but if you don't think about it, you don't feel it?! i also have heatburn. i smoke..but i'm trying so hard to quit..i think this is a sign.
i went to the doctors today..i had a blood test to see if anything is wrong with my thyroid. the doctor says that it could just be stress, i've read on the internet that this can be a sign of anxiety.
so my advice is to go to the doctors..to put your mind at ease.
good luck everyone!
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  • i started to feel a lump in my throat about a week ago and of course my first prediction was cancer. i don't have swollen glands and the lump feels like its just to the side of my throat (right side). have you noticed that when you think about it, it feels much worse, but if you don't think about it, you don't feel it?! i also have heatburn. i smoke..but i'm trying so hard to quit..i think this is a sign.i went to the doctors today..i had a blood test to see if anything is wrong with my thyroid. the doctor says that it could just be stress, i've read on the internet that this can be a sign of anxiety.so my advice is to go to the doctors..to put your mind at ease.good luck everyone!: )hi there my hubby is having the same problem, but i want you to know that smoking relaxes the stomach letting more acid into your throat causing heartburn and probably the throat lump, I just love how doctors always say its anxiety because that is the easiest diagnosis. did anyone even feel or look at your throat? i the meantime drink ginger tea it helps tummy problems and has a pleasant burning sensation on the throat, and it taste really good, ok hope you get better :)
    lkitteecatgirl29 9 Replies Flag this Response
  • A lump in the throat which hurts can be many things. If it is only on one side and makes it difficult to swallow, chances are it's acute pharyngitis (An infection of the pharynx).
    Anonymous 42789 Replies Flag this Response
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