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Lump in throat. Really worried!

I know a lot of you have or had lumps in your throat. I've had one on the bottom right hand side of my throat for ages now. I've had it checked by ENT and he didn't seem worried but over the past couple of weeks it's seems to have gotten bigger. Like swollen? It's not hard it's cushiony. Is this normal? What is it?

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Sounds like you may have a goiter .i had a swelling on my left side and my ENT wasn't worried until it started to affect my breathing which was a year after my first appointment with him. now had it removed February this year.So much better now .

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Is it dangerous? I'm really a panicked when it comes to lumps and things. It's giving me a sore throat and I can feel it all day when I turn my head.

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Thanks. Like I say lumps and stuff freak me out a lot. And because it's bigger and sore feels like a real sore throat but only at the side the lump is. Weird

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Muffin, it sounds like a goitre which may be a little inflamed/swollen. Try not to prod and poke, you'll make it painful. Do you know whether you have Hashimoto's antibodies?

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I have some antibodies but when I went to my endo appt for the first time he said I have hashi

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Muffin, a Hashi attack on your thyroid may make the thyroid swell and could be why the goitre has developed. The swelling may subside in a while.

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What does it mean? Is it eating my thyroid lol? It hurts a bit where the lump is like a sore throat at one side

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Muffin, kind of. Hashi's can inflame the thyroid and kill off cells in the early days. It should settle down after a while and the inflammation will die down. Take a painkiller if it is very uncomfortable. Eventually Hashi's atrophies the thyroid until it is a small fibrous mass unable to produce hormone.

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