Lump at top of throat

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i noticed that on the back of my throat there is one hard lump. it's like right behind my uvula. it has kinda the same color as the rest of my throat but just at the top of it it's a little bit more white. is this something normal?
Just above this very top part (right wher my neck meets the underside of my chin) it feels like there are two small, hard peas - would these be lymph nodes? I also have what I think must be a lymph node at the top of neck on my left side near my ear. Also, on the right side of my neck just under the thyroid (or what I think must be my thyroid) it feels like there might be some kind of squishy mass (which may have always been there, but I was never in the habit of feeling my neck before).
hello, it's inside my throat at the top of my neck i can feel the pea size lump when i swallow. it goes away sometime but then it comes right back. Do swollen lymh nodes cause this problem as that what my family doctor said that i have..Do it take a while for the swellen of lymh nodes to go down?
Both of those have only started happening in the past year or so but I haven't really thought of it as anything until the lump in my throat started hurting.. If anyone can help me out it would be greatly appreciated! thank you.
R My son has developed a dime size lumps in the neck area in the area of the external jugular vein at the middle of that prospected area. He's had a sore throat since the start of this. The lump is painful, but only to palpation. The lump feels more so hard that at a soft nature. Could you elaborate on what this could ppossibly be.
Hi. You should ask your doctor to refer you to a GI specialist. They should check for evidence of acid refluxing from your stomach up into your esophagus (which is in your throat) as well as to see if you have a hiatal hernia. Acid reflux can be aggravated by dairy products and by laying flat. If you are found to have this problem (often called G.E.R.D.), they will want you to try to avoid offending foods, such as dairy products, fried foods, acidic foods/drinks, etc.
I have a raw area at the very top of, well, my buttcrack. It bleeds a little when I am on the toilet, as I notice a small streak of bright red blood on the TP after wiping. I can actually feel the area stretch when I sit on the toilet because it is so raw. I get this two or three times a year. It stings when I am in the shower and I gently spread the area to clean with a washcloth.
(1) I appreciate your wonderful medical help, but I am very worried about the lump you observed. (2) I require a definitive diagnosis as to the nature of this lump, in writing. If you are unable to provide me with this diagnosis, please refer me to a physician who will. (3) I would like to have this lump removed, and would appreciate referral to a physician who could do so. If you get no satisfactory results in thirty days, find another physician. Kepp us posted.
The soreness is pretty much located right at the base of the neck on the top of my back. I dont have a lot of heartburn mostly just belching and acid reflux. I have had a little bit of trouble talking too. I suffer from anxiety and depression and wanted to know if those could be causes of this weird sensation? I recently quit smoking ciggarettes (1 Month STRONG!) after smoking pretty heavily for 2-3 years. I have smoked marijuana heavily the past 5-6 years and have quit that as well.
Hello all. I'm new. I have a lump in my throat that the nurse practitioner diagnosed as a goiter. I go Tuesday for my thyroid panel results. I am 10 weeks pregnant and worried about the results. Has anyone else been through this? If so, what treatments do they do and what are considered safe during pregnany? I noticed the goiter in Jan but have been putting off going to the doctor. I am a nurse and one of the worst patients. *smile* Any replies would be helpful. Thank you for your time.
I found my dents last evening at work. At the top front of my scalp (skull) dents on either side of the center very top (from the mid to the front hairline) about 3 fingertips long and about 1/2 inch wide. About maybe 1/8th in deep. I am a cosmetologist, I do my hair everyday and I would have found these dents if they had existed before yesterday. I am very aware of my face and head, and I believe it happened overnight.
area. Sometimes kind of a sensitive or irritated feeling at very top and back of my throat (amongst other symptoms). If I reach my tongue back I can feel the uvula at the top but just behind this it feels like a hard bump. I cannot see anything in this area with a mirror and light that looks abnormal, however, if I stick my finger to the back of my pharnyx in this area, I feel I would describe as a bony area, like a piece of my spine bulging behind the throat membraine perhaps.
the owner, who i have been a friend of.. walked up to me .. said hello.. then pointed at my throat area.. and said.. wow.. I can see the outline of your thyroid. I walked up to the mirror.. and indeed.. saw the outline of my thyroid. I have been having a chocking sensation now off and more so on now for about a month and a half. I went to an ear nose and throat... and he said it was reflux in the larnynx. I am beginning to dount this now, and i am not improving, have lost almost 10 pounds..
Today I developed a sore throat which doesn't feel any different from a normal sore throat, but looking in the mirror if I stick my tongue out as far as I can, I can just about see a large white lump in the middle of my tongue, right at the back. It's shaped almost like a tooth - slightly wider at the top. It's white, with blood vessels visible, and it's nearly as big as my tonsils (which don't seem swollen). It's quite a worrying sight!
For those of you who have that lump in the throat feeling or swallowing difficulties, could you describe what it feels like? Does it feel like there is phlem in your throat or just a lump/swelling feeling? I have a .08 nodule and a slightly enlarged thyroid. I feel like I have a swollen throat/neck but I also feel like there's phlem (sorry .... gross, I know!). I've been told it's probably Gerd but I have my doubts.
so, um. since about 2007 it has felt like i have had some food stuck at the top of my throat, it doesn't cause pain ive never had a problem with it, it just feels like it's there. i know when i was little i had to have my thyroid checked but they said it was fine. i dont know what to do as i havent told my mum because i dont know how to bring it up. i would like to know what to do as it is really worrying me, i am worried that it could be something really serious.
A third reason is chronic sinusitis. Postnasal drip can cause irritation of the throat. You may experience the postnasal drip as a feeling of something in your throat all of the time. When your nose is stuffy it is possible for your ear on that side to also be stuffy and hurt. If the stuffiness creates enough pressure it is possible that your jaw could hurt also.
I had lost 3 stone at the point of the first doctors visit and another stone on top of that for the visit this week (I have gone from 15.5 stone to 11.5 stone and am finished now I think), so as I said maybe it is has been there a long time and is just a far more obvious now I am thinner. Both doctors said it was not a lymph node which is positive but there is still a lump and I guess any unexplained lump is a worry. No other symptoms though.
It is well under the skin and seems to be grown out of the large muscle there that runs until it touches the top of my jaw. A week after the lump I noticed my throat/mouth/lips are very dry if I don't talk for a long period or constantly drink. Only really notice at home since I am a Customer Service Rep at work and talk all day. I know the lump and the dry throat are a bad combo but I have no other major symptoms and the lump is not where my lymph node is as far as I can tell.
I have not had any recent injuries or infections of any sort. It is on the left side of my head at the top and I can feel the pain even in behind my eye sometimes. I would say the pain is about an 8. I have not tried to take anything for it. I try to stick it out if i can, unless it gets too unbearable. I was starting to think I should this morning after it wouldn't go away, but it finally did, at least for now.
Since then, I occasionally have a continual lump in my throat, sometimes lasting all day. I feel like I am being choked, sort of, always tugging at my shirt to get it off my neck. I do burp more than usual, which give temporary relief. (seconds) My throat feels like it isn't opening up enough, or something. No heart burn, other than the night the pill was stuck...then I had heart burn horribly, due to the pill, I"m sure. I'm a 49 year old female and sadly, I do smoke.
given pantaloc and ativan however still have this lump thing going on and at times pressure at the top of my chest. The lump sensation is not bad in the AM however by PM and evening my throat gets so tight and lump feels larger that I have no choice but to take the ativan which helps alittle.At times it feels like my tongue is swelling! Since I've had all these tests done and everything is normal these Dr's are thinking I'm nuts however I feel the lump not them!!
I am 38. When I was a young child, I developed pnuemonia. As a result, a had a HORSE COUGH. It was very rough and quite an ugly tone. That then became part of my laugh. That HORSE LAUGH went away in adult hood. I quit smoking at age 32 when I got pregnant. When I smoked I would "HACK" up a lot of mucus. I had to work at it. It was 3 to 5 times a day. I am sorry for the LOVELY picture I just painted of myself! Yuck. I thought that would go away when I quit smoking.
I had an appointment at a hospital with a ent doctor because i felt a lump in my throat, they told me everything was fine but there's a build up of phlegm (i guess this is whats causing the lump sensation) would this build up be a cause of GERD/acid escaping into my throat?
my right tonsil is sort of smashed, it is kind of in the shape of a figure 8, narrow in the middle and wider at the top and bottom and it also peaks out into my throat a little bit. My left tonsil is mostly round, but it is starting to produce some stones. Since I have had this issue for 12 years, I really need to just be brave enough to go see an ENT.
Lately I've had a lot of drainage, aches around my eye area and in cheek/ nose area, swollen/ feeling as if somthing is stuck in my throat, pain in one ear or both, sharp pains down throat usaully same side as the ear, heartburn,, stomach pain at the top of the stmoach and bloating. Is this a sinus infection or somthing else?
Three weeks ago i discovered a pea sized lump on the back of my head on the right side. At first the lump was not painful but now that three weeks have passed the side of my head seems to have a constant burning/pain sensation. The lump seems to have not changed in size nor has it moved. every now and then my back and neck will hurt, but the burning is constant and annoying.
it was about 2 inches long and kind of bean shaped. At the base of it, it was softer but sore if i rubbed it and the top of it was harder but didn't hurt at all. It also was a little itchy. We had a big function at our church this weekend that we were very involved in so i couldn't get it checked out. Saturday it was maybe slightly worse and Sunday I thought the swelling was less. Now Monday morning it is definitely better and i would say the lump and swelling have been reduced by maybe 75%.
Do you have any associated symptoms of pain, discharge, fever, etc? 'Mastoiditis is an infection of the mastoid process, the portion of the temporal bone of the skull that is behind the ear. It is usually caused by untreated acute otitis media (middle ear infection) .' You could read more about the condition at the following links - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mastoidectomy and http://www.emedicine.com/emerg/topic306.
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