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Old 02-16-2009, 08:40 AM   #1
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Getting Worried - Long lasting throat pain/swelling and recent armpit pain

Hi, hopefully someone can shed some light on this and maybe even put my mind at rest a bit.

For probably a couple of months now I've had a bit of pain on the right side of my throat and it feels as if it's slightly swollen or that something is stuck down there.

No problems breathing and not really getting food stuck down there but when I swallow it just doesn't feel “right”. The pain has pretty much gone over the last couple of days but the swollen sensation is still there.

I also had some real pain under my right arm and a slight lump a few days ago. It lasted 2-3 days and during that time I felt some pain under my left arm as well. The pain has gone from both arms now.

I've been to my GP a couple of times, first time he gave me a course of antibiotics which did nothing. He then told me he thinks it could be a virus and to see if it runs its course by itself.

When I had the pain/lump under my arm (after seeing the Dr) I had a look on the internet and I was pretty relieved when I saw that this is common when your body is fighting a virus, I thought it all added up.

Having said that my throat still doesnt feel right at all and not everything on the internet was comforting to say the least. I'll be going back to my GP in a few days if things dont improve further. In the meantime though can anyone throw any ideas at me? Should I be getting as worried as I currently am?

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Old 02-19-2009, 08:32 PM   #2
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Re: Getting Worried - Long lasting throat pain/swelling and recent armpit pain

First off, with the throat ache/lump....have your thyroid checked. You may have a nodule that is pressing on a nerve (I have cancerous at this point, but does cause some occassional aching, and difficulty swallowing pills).

Can't help you with the armpit pain/lumps. The lumps are probably swollen lymph nodes. I've been having issues with that lately as well (going to the chiropractor tomorrow to see if the pain is just a pinched nerve).

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