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Trouble swallowing

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winkywinkola Tue 31-Jan-17 19:27:24

I've just had bloods taken today to start investigating why I'm having trouble swallowing.

I noticed six years ago that when sitting up reading in bed, it was uncomfortable in my throat to bend my head forward. I went to the doctors and then was referred.

They found nodules in my throat. None were cancerous and they're quite common apparently.

Anyway about six weeks ago, I noticed I was having to work to get saliva and food down my throat. It feels like there is something stuck at the bottom of my throat.

I go back to the GP on Friday afternoon for the blood test results. It's a standard test checking for any sign of infection, liver and kidney function and I don't know what else.

I'm so scared I have throat cancer. I'm terrified I'm going to leave my 4 dcs. My mother had thyroid cancer in her 70s and my grandfather had some form of throats cancer in his 70s too.

I smoked a lot from 14-33 and I drank a lot in my youth too. I am frightened it's all caught up with me and that's it. Over. I'm 45.

Am I right to be bricking it like this? Anyone with any knowledge of trouble swallowing?

wfrances Tue 31-Jan-17 22:45:59

i have trouble swallowing due to reflux , it causes esophagitis.
when its really bad i cant swallow solids at all .
do you have a night time / morning cough?

maisybobbins Tue 31-Jan-17 22:51:01

You poor thing OP that's horrid to have to wait until Friday before you get your results. It's natural to panic and assume the worst but I bet there's lots of benign reasons you could be having trouble swallowing. Really hoping all is well and it's something they can sort out for you.

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