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Throat pain worries one one side

  • Posted By: gecko_101
  • December 19, 2009
  • 06:48 PM

I have a sensation of tightness under my chin and down the front of my throat. Sometimes there is a mild pain in the very edge of my jawbone that is painful to the touch. The symptoms change slightly in location but it’s always there in some form. The latest is a mild pain behind my nose, right above my mouth. I also have the sensation of something stuck on one side of my throat.

If I push my throat sideways it clicks, just the one way…

All of this is on one side.

If I was to describe it I would say it as mild discomfort, pain would probably be too strong a word.

I have seen an ENT surgeon who put this down to an enlarged tonsil. I had the tonsil removed but it has not made any difference. At my latest visit to the ENT department the doctor gave me physical examination and said that he would see me again in 2-3 months. The doctor said he didn’t think there was anything to worry about, but if I were still concerned at my next appointment they would put an endoscope down my nose.

Clearly I am still concerned and my worst fear would be that it was some form of cancer.

This all started in July, so it has been some time.

What could be causing this, and if this was some form of cancer, what would have happened on 5 months?

The symptoms have hardly changed apart from me worrying more!!

The obvious possibility is that this could be psychosomatic, if that’s the case how do I get around that!

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