a few weeks back i had what i thought was a viral infection and this passed, however i noticed white spots on my mouth and a lump on my soft palate. red spongy lump. i also noticed red spots on the back area of my tongue near my throat. my Dr said i had thrush and gave me one tablet that cleared the oral thrush up. i was advised to use some anti inflammatory spray to get rid of the lump. it seems that the lump is reducing in size now but im not 100% sure, it certainly hasnt got any bigger.
however over the past few years i have been a smoker probably smoking about 4000 a year for the past 4 years, and drinking alot at the weekend i would say roughly 90 units a week with most of them in one big night out. this unhealthy lifestyle coupled with a massive paranoia over cancer has lead me to be almost certain i have a lump on my larynx.
if i place my index and middle finger on either side of my adams apple and slightly move them upwards to under my jaw line the lump is located on the right side, but its only there if i press on the left side and push it out. if i tilt my head back the lump goes. its pea sized in shape and located at the back, if i move my fingers forwards it feels like its just blending in with the adams apple.
im not entirely sure if this is a serious problem or normal, i always though the larynx was supposed to be symmetrical, but there is definatly a noticeable difference in either side of mine.
As mentioned before, my previous unhealthy lifestyle and anything that i think to be abnormal and my first thought is always something serious. i have been quit from smoking for two months now and only drink moderately.
Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
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