Look, it is hard to tell but there are so many medical causes for this lump in throat feeling. Maybe you are just stressed. Usually, that is the main reason and you said alone - you have a little pain.
Also, it is very important to seek for doctor's help because he can help you determine where this lump's position is exactly and how big this lump is.
According to that, he will do some analysis and he will see what is going on in your case.
Just remember that being anxious activates the stress response and this can cause lump as well.
You know that these glands (the lymph nodes) are located on both sides of the neck, under the jaw and behind the ears. They swell when you catch a cold or when your throat is sore. But of course, there could be some other reasons, such as injuries near the glands or when tumor or infection occurs in the mouth, head or neck.
Since you said the swollen gland has been present for a few months, you should immediately have it checked by your health professional. Normally, swollen lymph nodes return to their normal size within a few weeks. You have had gone to see the doctor much earlier, I hope everything will be okay.
you said some thing about the thyroid disorder. it might be a cyst cancer. do you know about it treatment
So Here's my situation, I dont have health insurance, unfortunatleey and I dont watn to spend thousands of dollars to go waste time if this is nothing, I dont know if there is a lump in my throat, but for the last month it feels like the sensation is not going away. I never felt like I had a lump in my throat before, so this is a new sensation, I acutally started feeling it when I was smoking cigarettes and some pot every day like 3 times a day... but now I quit both cigarettes and pot, so I am feeling better over all but this feeling in my throat is not gone, and the other strange thing is that right next to the feeling there are a few swollen glands which do not go away.
When I first Started feeling the sensation in my throat I only felt it while smoking a cigarette, so that was another reason I gave them up. I am afraid my cells mutated, so if that happend i may have cancer.. I just dont know, but its been probably 3 months total I am guessing that I ve started to get the feeling. I mean its hard to remember but definitly for 2 months. Just probably a week ago I started to have the sensation more consistently, sometimes it becomes less noticable after I eat or if I chew gum, otherwise I have the sensation, not to mention the glands which dont feel huge, but are there.
Glands No Pain
no difficulty breathing
only feel sensation on right side of throat
cant feel it from the outside, except a few swollen glands, which are not tender or sore, just can feel them.
just quit smoking pot like a week ago..
Life style Cons:
Smoked for 5 yrs on and off... maybe like 2.5 total
stress due to work, long hours,
Often Lack of sleep.
starting to eat healthy - vegtables good diet but not too many times a day.
dont really drink, used to..
I am 24 yrs old
Havent really had too much contact with a phisician for about 7 yrs..
no primary phisician
I am conserned but dont know how to act because I dont really have insurance like I said and right now I am self employed and its really really a rough time financially, I am in between a rock and a hard place, go get checked out and spend thousnads I dont have, or die of cancer. So any suggestions or advice is cool... Thanks
First is that you smoked for however long. Let me commend you for quitting. Your age and length of time smoking seems to be strongly in your favor. My understanding, albeit I am not a doctor, is that the fewer years you have smoked and the younger you are when you quit, the less likely one may be to developing cancer. It seems highly unlikely that you would have gotten cancer from your limited tobacco use.
Second is that you gave only two options for your treatment. Die of Cancer or spend thousands of dollars. That is a but dramatic to start with. A. your medical problem could be (and likely is)something far less serious than cancer. B. It takes some pretty heavy duty medical procedures to spend thousands of dollara. That is not to say that medical care is cheap. In other words a regular doctor's visit to assess the problem should cost a new patient anywhere from 80-150.00 depending on many variables. If he refers you to a specialist that may be more, but only when you start having procedures done does the cost start to creep up. Your issue could be solved for under 200.00. Again that's not to say that it will.
Now Finally, the biggest issue I see is the lack of health insurance. Suppose you had some health insurance. Even if it carries high deductibles, many plans that carry high deductibles have flat rates for office visits. This means you might only pay, say 40.00 to have it checked out. Your mind would be much more at ease and if you did have something seriously wrong, you would have an out of pocket maximum of a maybe a few thousand dollars. Which although it may sting for a bit to recover it wouldn't catastrophically break you financially. GET HEALTH INSURANCE. Your health is top priority, make it so. On your list of must pay bills every month this should be at or very near the top. Just think how much stress that avoids you and on a larger level you won't be drain on public tax payers dollars should you become very ill or have a major accident. Everything you do affects everyone.
Good Luck to you my friend!
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!