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Do i have a tumor in my throat/esophagus? i've had a feeling of a lump in my throat with pain/discomfort upon swallowing for a few weeks. the lump feels like it's stuck in the bottom of my throat and the pain radiates through the middle of my chest and i

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Dr. Mary Engrav
Dr. Mary Engravanswered
Emergency Medicine 32 years experience
The : The safest thing to do would be to make an appointment with an internal medicine physician, or a family practice physician for a complete evaluation. They could refer you to an appropriate specialist if needed. Write down your symptoms before you go, and try to notice also if you are having any burning/reflux symptoms. If your symptoms worsen, if you have chest pain, palpitations, dizziness, vomiting, or new symptoms then you would have to go to the er.
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Dr. Reza Shirazi
Radiation Oncology 21 years experience
See your doctor: If the pain has been there for a couple of weeks and not associated with cold, injury etc. I would start with your primary care doctor who will make appropriate referrals and examination, you may need a fiber optic scope through your nose for a look at the back of your throat. You may also get other work up like imaging, cardiac work up etc.
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Last updated Jul 8, 2018

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