Hiya, first post here, so hello all. I am concerned about something with my neck/throat, and I have already been to see my GP 2 times, with all coming back ok, but I am still worried.
About 4 weeks ago, I developed a sensation in my lower right throat, like something was stuck in there, or an obstruction, nothing painful, but more of an annoyance, it was really mild, just noticeable, but still I went to the doctor, He told me it sounds like Acid Reflux or something, he checked my throat by hand, and said all feels well. He prescribed me some Omeprazole 20mg.
The day after taking my first pill, I developed a really light burning sensation under my jaw, both sides, I dont often mess around feeling my throat, so not sure what was there before, if that makes sense, but directly under my jaw I can feel 2 long muscle type things, they feel solid, it is these that are tingling slightly. These 2 "things" start directly under my chin, then spread out, one going left one going right, and running alongside my jaw (slightly lower than jawbone) and then seem to connect either side of my adams apple.I dont recall these being so solid, kinda swollen, but I dont know if they was like this before?? Its the tingling that has made me constantly rub, feel them, and worry. I visited the doctor again and told her, she said I need to finish my 4 week tablet course, and the 2 things I pointed out are saliva glands. I came home but I was confused as did not realise saliva glands ran from under your chin, all the way down to your adams apple in a Y shape. Is this normal? I felt my girlfriends throat, and although it feels similar, its nowhere near as solid, or thick. Do all men have these 2 muscles/glands? and are they always this solid and thick?
If you put your middle finger from each hand on either side of your jaw, around the middle (directly south of your eyes) then slowly but firmly move down to your throat keeping the line, do you run into 2 tube like muscles/glands either side of your upper throat?