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Lump in throat feeling

Hi All, for many years now a lot of the time (not always) I have what feels like a swollen feeling at the back of my throat when I swallow. It seems to get worse when I am hungry or needing to eat. I did have a camera down my throat a few years back as it was worse then. Results were negative. I did research my symptoms and it seemed it could be stress related, which back then made sense. I don't consider myself to be stressed nowadays (certainly no where near the level I was) but I still get the feeling at a lesser degree more often than not. It doesn't hurt and I can't feel anything externally. Could it be thyroid related? I wondered if any of you had ever got/get the same feeling?

I have hypothyroid (diagnosed 24 years ago)....thanks Mandy

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Post your most recent results including ranges. Also if you have been tested for autoimmune thyroid disease also called Hashimoto's (high antibodies)

Also if you have had recent tests on vitamin D, folate, ferritin and B12 with ranges.

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Ive been hypothyroid for years and on treatment. I too experienced a curious sensation in my throat. Because of long term thyroid issues the GP though I needed an ultrasound that was set up within an hour. Turned out that lump was a DVT in my jugular vein and was sent straight to hospital.

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Omg. Thats awful for you. You must have had pain surely, how long did you have that for? X

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Yes. Tender to touch. Just had it for 2 weeks before going to the Dr but thought it might have just been a swollen gland.

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Poor you!😡i do hope you are in remission now.xx

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I have just been diagnosed with hashimotos and hyper i have the same symptons i have problems with swallowing and my neck and throat feels swollen and i have a cough and breathlessness, i saw doctir who has referred me fir a ultrasound scan for my thyroid as doc says i lossibly have nodules rhat are pressing on my trachea and esphaghous maybe. Have been told that thyroid can cause many provlems like yours but like slowdragon said you need to post your results on here so these great knowledgable caring people can help you. ☺

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There are many conditions related to swallowing problems which may not be related to hypothyroid. These can include a mucous pouch which builds up over a long time, producing swallowing difficulty, laryngeal problems with swollen voice chords, or infection round the larynx.

Swallowing difficulty may be lined to the oesophagus. It can also be caused by emotional problems associated with breathing, affecting he muscles round the back of the throat and

larynx. It can also be due swollen lymph nodes in the groove of the windpipe, or an abcess behind the pharynx. Heavy mucous with an infection may produce the symptoms of being overwhelmed with mucous. I find daily antihistamines help as well as cutting down on dairy.

In any event you should go to the doctor and be referred for tests as you might need surgery.

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