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"lump in throat" type feeling. Could it be thyroid cancer?

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"lump in throat" type feeling. Could it be thyroid cancer?

Postby marleigh » Sat Apr 09, 2011 10:43 am

Off and on for the past 6 months I have this feeling like I have a pill or something stuck in my throat. Sometimes the feeling goes all the way down to the beginning of my chest. Some days I have taken a pill, others I haven't, so I'm SURE it's not actually a pill stuck.
I do have an appointment already scheduled to see my doctor in 2 weeks, and I'm going to bring this up to her then, but I'm a little worried that it may be thyroid cancer.
Has anyone ever experienced this weird sensation? If so, do you know what causes it?
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"lump in throat" type feeling. Could it be thyroid cancer?

Postby yates11 » Sat Apr 09, 2011 10:48 am

Without knowing your age and lifestyle it's hard to make any suggestions. People over 50, smokers and 'binge' drinkers are at a much higher risk of thyroid/throat problems. I'm glad to hear you have made an appointment to see your doctor, that's the only way to be sure what the problem is. Other common symptoms of thyroid cancer are having a dry sore throat, change in voice and difficulty swallowing. Only about 1 in 20 thyroid lumps are cancer so keep positive. I hope this helps, good luck with your appointment :)
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"lump in throat" type feeling. Could it be thyroid cancer?

Postby kywrkh » Sat Apr 09, 2011 10:58 am

This "lump in the throat" feeling is usually caused by allergies or heart burns. Before you see the doc, try to see what causes it. Put attention to what you eat/drink or what environment you in, like maybe dry place or smoky place etc. If this is from the air you can try Benadryl and if it is from food try anti acid.
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