Lump in my throat....

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by SamIchi, Mar 20, 2006.

  1. SamIchi macrumors 68030


    Aug 1, 2004
    After I got over my cold around new years, I got like this thing in my throat. It's kinda like a sore throat but after I swallow once it goes away for a good while. It's only on my right side of the throat. I wake up every morning with it. It doesn't bother me, it just feels like my throat is a little dry. I cough a little or swallow and moisten my throat and it's gone. But last night it felt like there was a lump there. Today, it seemed like it got bigger. I feel it in my throat on my right side. It's not obstructing any breathing or eating but I feel it there. It's not my tonsils, I'm pretty sure. It's located around the middle of my neck, in the throat.

    I think I'm goin to goto the doctors tommorow, and have them check it out. anyone have any idea what this might be?
  2. iBlue macrumors Core


    Mar 17, 2005
    London, England
    swollen gland. your lymph nodes are prrobably fighting infection. however it sounds like it's been a while, i hope it's not mononucleosis... but surely you'd notice more than a sore throat and swollen glands if that were the case. mention mono to the doctor though to be on the safe side. do see a doctor though of course, it's been longer than a couple weeks, that needs addressing.

    good luck.
  3. Abstract macrumors Penryn


    Dec 27, 2002
    Location Location Location
    Why do people come here and ask about these things BEFORE going to the doctor?

    If you wanna hear medical advice from a web designer, then fine. I'd rather go to a doctor though. ;)
  4. stubeeef macrumors 68030


    Aug 10, 2004
    Because Dr's are scary and cost a lot of money!

    So what is it you are studying?:p
  5. devilot Moderator emeritus


    May 1, 2005
    I so agree.

    My doctor told me at least five times that she was too busy and that I would have to reschedule.

    Jeez. I just asked one question. :(
  6. jelloshotsrule macrumors G3


    Feb 7, 2002
    yeah, i have the 25 dollars annually macrumors health insurance plan.
  7. rundevilrun macrumors member

    Nov 14, 2002
    Might be a tonsilith. Basically during a cold or allergy mucus builds up near the tonsils and bacteria move in and form a yellowish-white lump hidden in a pit near the tonsil. I've had those before and they result in feeling like a sore throat usually just on one side that sounds a lot like what you described. One day I was looking in the mirror trying to figure out why I always had this sore throat and I noticed this white thing by a tonsil and after I was able to get it out the sore throats went away immediately.
  8. 2nyRiggz macrumors 603


    Aug 20, 2005
    Thank you Jah...I'm so Blessed
    I notice it as well. Go to the doctor..period....please please no one come here and start asking "why does it burn when i pee?":)

  9. ToddW macrumors 6502a

    Feb 26, 2004
  10. SamIchi thread starter macrumors 68030


    Aug 1, 2004
    So I went to the doctors today, and they sid they can't see anything abnormal, a little inflamation, but nuthin' besides that. There goes 90 bucks...

    I hate goin to the doctors.

    And thanks for the support, atleast the ones that did.
  11. thedude110 macrumors 68020


    Jun 13, 2005
    I had the same exact thing a few years ago. I went to the doctor, he felt around, told me I was psycho(somatic) and then shoved a camera up my nose and down my throat (quickly and without telling me what was going on).

    God it sucked.

    I paid $100 to be insulted and vaguely violated. And I still, today, feel the lump on the right side of my throat.

    But if you think I'm going to another doctor who's going to shove a camera up my nose ... well, I'll need to feel a little sicker first.
  12. puckhead193 macrumors G3


    May 25, 2004
    I would prefer to be drunk but whatever works ;)
  13. SamIchi thread starter macrumors 68030


    Aug 1, 2004
    Well atleast they actually did something. I waited for a good hr and a half, and then more waiting in the little room. She told me it was nothing and tested for strep. Came out negative and said don't worry about it unless it starts to hurt.
  14. emmawu macrumors 6502

    Jan 19, 2005
    Wauwatosa, WI
    When I have a sore throat I take extra vitamin C and gargle with warm salt water three times a day until it goes away usually within 48 hours. Really works.
  15. bbarnhart macrumors 6502a


    Jan 16, 2002
    Stilwell, Kansas
    I just found out what these things actually are. I've been the doctor 3 times over the last ten years because I felt my tonsil was swollen. When I looked at the tonsil I could see a couple of small white patches. Of course, the doctor had no idea what they were or what to do about it.

    So, when they would get bad, I would spend a week or so milking out these cheese-like lumps. They smell horrible and picking them out made my tonsil even more sore. I would feel better for a month and then I'd have to start over.

    I recently got a water pick to "shoot" them out. It's been working good so far.
  16. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem


    Feb 19, 2005
    I have this itch on my ass...should I buy a 24" iMac or a 15" MBP?
  17. SkyBell macrumors 604


    Sep 7, 2006
    Texas, unfortunately.
    "I can't feel my legs, and my chest hurts-when is leopard coming out?":D
  18. Sun Baked macrumors G5

    Sun Baked

    May 19, 2002
    Proves that either your arms are too short, or your legs are too long ...

    And I'll stay away from the sore chest jokes. ;)
  19. siurpeeman macrumors 603


    Dec 2, 2006
    the OC
    i had tonsilitis a year and a half ago. doctor without warning put a camera up my nose to show a med student what inflamed tonsils looked like. didn't make me too happy.
  20. MacNut macrumors Core


    Jan 4, 2002
    This thread is starting to sound like an episode of Scrubs.:p
  21. yg17 macrumors G5


    Aug 1, 2004
    St. Louis, MO
    The MBP, so when that eventual hemroid keeps you bed-ridden, you can still go on MR
  22. janey macrumors 603


    Dec 20, 2002
    sunny los angeles
    That sounds a loooot like what patrick volder..i dont know how to spell his name :rolleyes: of Slackware fame was going through a couple of years ago..rather, little really bad smelling lumps he was coughing up once in a while or something.
    It's near the bottom of this page:
  23. MrSmith macrumors 68040


    Nov 27, 2003
    Doctor (applying stethoscope): OK. Big breaths.
    Female patient: Yeth, and I'm only thixteen.

    (As told by my senior school maths teacher to the class. Cool guy.)
  24. Saluki Alex macrumors 6502

    Feb 26, 2006
    I too have this problem, exactly as you describe, my mom does as well. I wish I knew what caused this, or at the very least, what these things are called. I think they tend to act up whenever I'm having sinus trouble, but perhaps I'm drawing the wrong parallels.
  25. brad.c macrumors 68020


    Aug 23, 2004
    50.813669°, -2.474796°
    I find that if I can cough up a good size ball of throat cheese in the morning, I can avoid being seriously sick. Failing that, I stop eating throat cheese.

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