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Um I can't give you a medical opinion but my godmother had something that sounds identical about a decade ago I don't know what it ended up being, but not cancer. They're right to take it seriously but I hope it is something less serious
You can have growths that are not cancerous or in any way dangerous, yet still need treatment. I have lipomas, which are fatty tumours, non-cancer, non-malignant, non-problematic in every way. But one is bothering me, probably pressing on a nerve, and because it is a growth I'm being fast-tracked through the system.
It is possible that you have something similar. Something totally innocuous, just bothersome.
My dad had similar and was eventually diagnosed with anxiety. One thing they ruled out was Barret's disease which (from what I recall) is changes in the throat lining. Very rarely develops into cancer.
Hope you get a diagnosis quickly and it isn't anything serious.
Try not to panic. It could be a type of gerd (gastro-esophageal reflux disease). A friend of mine had this and often had the sensation you describe. Disclaimer- I am not a doctor. I also had a feeling similar to indigestion like a knot in my lower chest, turned out to be gallstones. There's lots of more likely explanations than cancer.
I am generally a bit stressed / run down so could be that. I recently started taking berocca to get some vitamins (partly in an attempt to solve an ongoing mouth ulcer issue) so maybe it's an allergic reaction to that?
I know I need to wait for proper medical advice but it's so hard waiting and worrying
Is the sensation there all the time? Does it get worse through the day and, oddly, go away when you swallow? I've had this for nearly six months and was finally diagnosed with something called dysmotility dyspepsia - basically it's the muscles of the oesophagus spasming incorrectly. My consultant described it as the same as IBS but in the upper GI tract. am now on drugs that treat nerve pain and it's gradually settling down
Tonsils Glands Reflux Benign growth Worry Something actually stuck, or a bit of swelling from something getting lodged - eg scrape from a fish bone. Swollen uvula Ulcer on the back of the tongue or in the throat. Weird tooth abscess thing.
I've had this recently. Woke up in the middle of the night choking & then feeling as though I had something stuck in my throat. Went to the GP after about a week who thought it may be reflux and prescribed me omeprazole. Started taking it & it seemed to improve slightly. Went back two weeks later as it was still there (but kept coming & going) and it was making me anxious which was making it worse. She still thought it was reflux but has also referred me to ent. That was about two weeks ago & it has improved (am taking ranitidine now as the omeprazole didn't agree with me!) but have a stinking cold at the moment which is making me feel lousy! Like you I panicked seriously about cancer & have googled extensively! More likely causes my googling threw up were reflux or anxiety. I'm trying not to worry about it & am taking the reflux pills and it seems to have almost disappeared. Do let us know the outcome & try not to worry x
I had this recently too, felt like I had something stuck...constantly. As an ex smoker, I automatically assumed I had throat cancer..
It turned out it was anxiety and stress. Its now disappeared as some of the things that were making me anxious have improved. I've also started to do adult colouring which is very therapeutic. Hope all is OK.
My Gran had this and like pp I can't remember what it turned out to be but it definitely wasn't cancer. IIRC they also saw her really quickly and then couldn't find anything on the camera. Good luck tomorrow.