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Pressure on left side of throat (8 months)

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Old 08-05-2010, 06:10 AM   #1
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Pressure on left side of throat (8 months)

Hey all,

For the last 8 months or so, I've had steady pressure coming from the left side of my neck, pressing into my throat. Quick history:

-Had root canal, chipped the tooth and the filling fell out before I could get it crowned.

-Continued to work/eat/drink/smokeless tobacco with the open canal until I began to have throat issues (yes I know I'm an idiot)

-Had the tooth pulled, severely swollen glands made it nearly impossible to sleep

-Glands on the left side went down, but have been bothering me since. My throat is narrower: sometimes I choke on my vitamins... never had this problem before.

I've been to an internist and an ENT and both say that there isn't a need to worry (no lumps, etc) though I can feel swelling with my fingers and certainly in my throat. Yet what the heck could this be?

I'm hoping for some feedback as to what tests I could possibly ask for next time I'm in. Both docs seem very content with simply touching my neck.

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Old 08-05-2010, 06:31 AM   #2
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Re: Pressure on left side of throat (8 months)

I would ask for a thyroid ultrasound. Maybe it's time to try an endocrinologist.
Best wishes, Sue

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