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Costochondritis and lump in esophagus. I'm freaking out a smidge.

(5 Posts)
FoofyShmooffer Sat 27-Oct-12 12:35:00

I know some on here suffer from Costochondritis and wanted to know if anyone had an additional symptom of what feels like a sore lump in the esophagus? It's like my food won't go down. I had a flare up a week or so ago which heralded the arrival of a sore throat, hoarse voice and itchy cough. 2 days ago I start with this lump in my chest. Its sore and it won't go away.

So I googled. I keep getting Esophageal cancer which my great gran died of so obviously I've run with the ball and am a bit freaked.

Can anyone tell me this is normal and calm the heck down?

Viperidae Sat 27-Oct-12 12:37:06

Look up Globus Hystericus, that is far more common than oesophageal cancer and often relates to stress.

Try to relax and hope you get better soon

TwllBach Sat 27-Oct-12 12:41:54

I had costochondritis at the end of August - I feel your pain sad I didn't have the lumpy thing though. If you're worried you could go back to your doctor? Google is not your friend!

FoofyShmooffer Sat 27-Oct-12 12:47:35

Oh yes I'll go back to the Doc (even though I was there last week when my Costo was so bad I genuinely thought I was having a heart attack) I'm earning my hypochondriacs badge. grin

I just won't get in till Tuesday when the DCs are back at school and that's 3 days for me to worry.

FoofyShmooffer Sat 27-Oct-12 21:15:28


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