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along with cough choking and tightness in neck,the lump under my jaw is hard and about the size of a small marble.does anyone else have this?

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Yes your gland is swollen as is mine - must be this rotten sore throat and glad bug that is about. I have been working through it for last 8 days. Lots liquid keep warm dont keep prodding it and sucking throat meds helps!

x ginsing

Good advice from Ginsing (as usual) but if lump does not disappear when cough goes see your GP. x

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thank you both.the cough i have had since mid 2012(at night as soon as i lie down)fine during the day.the "lump"etc have been there for quite a long time.its not a recent thing.my gp says thyroid gland is ok but my neck is more prominent and swollen.

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So to answer your question yes my throat swells up when I have a flare up, have had lumps that last for a few weeks but not in my throat and then go down again - cysts?

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Anbuma,

Obviously,If the lump is where neck glands would be found and if it can slightly 'squish' just a little,if it moves around a little bit when you put a finger either side of it then it is very likely just a gland swollen a little bit or more unlikely a cyst. If on the other hand it is rock hard,and seems non moving at all from where it is attatched then it may well be another bone spur in the neck.I think you posted sometime back that you have bone spur somewhere else, if so then quite possible this is just another,but any hard,non moving lump really should be checked out to confirm.

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thanks Guys,have an appointment on thursday with gp to discuss meds he prescibed which did nothing but cause chronic diarrheaoa-if that can be chronic.going to ask him about neck cos it was him who referred me to hospital re swallowing/choking.i normally wear roll neck sweaters in the winter but cant wear anything tight around my neck.

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Hi anbuma

I would definitely discuss this lump with your GP just to have anything else ruled out. It is probably glands but we are not doctors so it is always best to get this sort of thing checked out.

Take care

Ken x

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Hi Ken.got up this morning(well woken at 5am by Annie)dressed and went downstairs.taking meds-had another choking fit.hospital rang this morning and said first available date fro CTS op is 5th march.so now have to arrange transport as I cannot travel alone or make journeys I don't know

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That is quite a time to wait for your appointment, so I hope that it goes well for you. I also hope that you can organise some transport as well, things are never made easy for us are they?

Take care

Ken x

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hi ken.it is a long time but i guess the way weeks pass by it will soon come around.what bugs me is that they wont allow me to go to the hospital ive been going to for the last 10 years which is easily accessible by bus and door to door almost.i ahve used its services when coming home after an operation and they wont let you travel alone.going to wansbeck is 3 hours and 3 buses one way.if it happens as it did at my appointment that they mucked up and had to go back in the afternoon i would have never got home.also the buses are timed so close together if one is late for any reason then connection is missed and stuck in the middle of nowhere.the gynaecologist from the scottish hospital still has surgeries at my gp practice! i know people who go to the BGH,

on reading their criteria-it states criteria as including an amputee,mrsa,hearing and sight impediments.nothing about anyone who has difficulty walking or using public transport .not everyone has access to a car .

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Is there no way that you can appeal the decision of which hospital you have to attend? As it seems really unfair that you have to go to a hospital that is inconvenient for you?

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Hi Ken.I can try.have to find out where I do so.I can guarantee iwont get any support from myGp.

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I have searched on nhs websites and have now written to PALS.there wasn't anyone else to contact as far as I could see.it says that (I think-if I remember rightly)that patients have the right to attend their most convenient hospital which for me is the BGH.when the hospital rang me re my date and time they said get there for 12.30.that sounds like it isn't necessarily scheduled and that it could be delayed or cancelled.to get there for that time would mean getting the bus at 7.30 am.i cant make journeys on public transport I don't know or to places I dont know.if my brother isn't available as he does work albeit from home-im lumbered.

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other than thyroid gland what other glands if any are there in the neck -or does anyone know if there are?when ive complained to gp in the past about my neck he only felt at the sides and says "i cant feel anything",but only i can feel my pain etc and that kind of proves they dont accept what i tell them-when ive always said it is from below my jaw to bottom of my neck(thyroid area),

The right to choose your hospital now relates to hospitals in England didnt you say the hospital you wanted to go to is over the border?

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hi Helen whatever it is I wasn't given a choice.someone posted that altho they live in wales they go to a hospital in England (or vice versa).my neighbours children get treated at the Scottish hospital.the gynae from the Scottish hospital does surgeries here.

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once again all I got from gp was " I cant feel anything " and when I told him I had two more choking fits he just referred back to the consultant saw recently and said my throat was fine.i told him i was following her advice about diet and eating and you cant feel what I feel -ie soreness etc and I have a lump here(pointing to under jaw) .didnt get any meds for diarrheoa and ive taken OTC meds-no relief and it s nowt to do with my diet.all he did say was to provide a stool sample.

read on NHS website if choking call an ambulance .ive never have as didnt know if choking warranted it .I know choking can prevent oxygen getting to brain.

still feel they don't take anyone seriously.

8.45pm,woken up by dogs.cant sleep in pm lately so I crash out at around 6 for couple of hours.

once again not entirely listened to.my dogs show nothing but concern and both nestle close to me.they have been givign me "that stare"all day .all I can feel now is pressure in my sternum -probably Haitus hernia as haven't taken meds today -need to take half hour before a meal and stomach much more swollen and it s not from over eating .didnt this morning cos needed breakfast to satisfy my hunger -haven't eaten cos of severe diarrheoa.am drinking plenty.still after chat with the practice manager I get told "I cant feel anything".

feel am at wits end again .i don't go out cos of diarrheoa and need to be near a toilet and concerned i'll "have an accident " whilst out.

I am seeing my stomach swell more and more and get heavier and my weight has gone up another couple of pounds.

is it water tablets given to reduce swelling ?could they casue diarrheoa.i don't think it is .I think it is caused by been given and taking the laxido for severe constipation when I am not.and they are making my stools so loose.

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.got phone call from practice manager and she said about my letter re hospital and even though I had explained everything she made no mention of why I could no longer attend the BGH .don't anyone have any sympathy ,care anymore.then I said in response to her comments re "not being taken seriously or dr accepting what I tell him"so I said if I go to the dr with a lump then I don't expect to be told "I cant feel anything" and it s up to him to tell me what it is and whether its a cause for concern etc.i brought up also that in my notes it was recorded as"headache"and "obesity" ,I told her outright having a headache is not something I see a gp for and I am not obese-it has never been accepted that my weight gain is all abdominal.nor is constipation and why am I being prescribed meds for something I don't have and that make things worse.she came out with the following crap once again "doctors don't know everything ".

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