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lump in my throat? Why?

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Old 11-10-2002, 10:36 AM   #1
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I have been experiencing a lump in my throat for several months now. (in the adam's apple area, even though I am female) I especially notice it when I take my prescription drugs, but it is still, just always there. I feel it each time I swallow. I try to clear my throat to get it out or to move, but it never does. If I touch my throat in that area I gag. I tend to snore more now also. The lump in not to the outside, as I can not feel it externally, but it is inside. It almost feels like I have a chunk of food stuck in there...but for months???
Any suggestions out there?? Do I need to show concern for this? Could it be a cancer?? Or any other disorder?

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Old 11-10-2002, 09:08 PM   #2
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Have this checked out by your doctor because you may have a growth, abcess, cyst or lesion. Sometimes such growths disappear on their own, other times they have to be monitored and ultimately removed.

Before seeing your doctor, do some homework including a checklist of your recent health: any colds, flus, dental work and/or respiratory infections? Same if you've gained weight recently, or are/have been overweight for some time - these can account for your increase in snoring.

Here's an article on neck and throat lumps:

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