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Benign Throat Tumor Symptoms
I am 60 yrs old. I always feel like there is something in my throat. Got EH and benign thyroid tumor. Took propulsid and felt better. Stop& bcome wors?
Ans: If you feel there is something in the throat you should be checked and scoped. You could have a multitude of possibilities so get checked ...Read more
"tumor" literally translates as "mass", so even a fresh bruise could be called a "tumor". Doctors use the term "neoplasm" (tranlates literally as new growth) to describe tumors that are abnormal growths of cells. These may be benign or malignant; "malignant" = cancer. In everyday usage, we use "tumor" ...Read more
I am 60 yrs old. I always feel like there is something in my throat. I got hypertension and benign thyroid tumor. I took some medicine. How to cure it?
Globus pharyngis: Or globus sensation is a functional esophageal disorder characterized by a sensation of a lump or foreign body in the throat. For more information click here ---> http://www. Merckmanuals. Com/professional/gastrointestinal-disorders/symptoms-of-gi-disorders/lump-in-throat ...Read more
Iam 32 I Removed half the thyroid gland because of a benign tumor 5yr fulicullar neoplasm now, I feeling the pulse in the throat when you lay hands?
Total thyroid: The lesion that you had removed 5yrs ago probable adenoma for which a new lesion developed in remaining gland. Bilat recur nerve dissection, attempt to save remaining parathyroids and completion of thyroidectomy needed following which RAI used. At your age high cure rate with total gland removal. ...Read more
Palpable non tende3r: Several types of tumors noted in head and neck. Neither cause pain other than for presence of mass. Primary lesions are nodular and arise in the thyroid adjacent to wind pipe or in submax area due to lesions in submax salivary gland. Metastatic tumors are mostly nodal along the jugular vein arising from squamous lesions of oral cavity or thyroid. ...Read more
Is it possbile that the lump I have in my neck could be just a benign tumor, or a unharmful growth?
Yes: It is possible. An examination and review of the history of the lesion will go a long way toward determining if a biopsy is indicated. ...Read more
Can a thyroid lump present on the side of your neck? One appeared and family history of benign tumors on thyroid
In Mets: The thyroid gland is a midline neck structure sitting on the larynx or Adams Apple. When on swallows the thyroid gland moves up so that any pathology noted is known to become elevated higher in the midline neck. If the mass you are palpating in the side of the neck region does not move as noted, think of metastatic nodal pathology which must be evaluated. Neck scan and bx necessary. ...Read more
Had lump in upper left side of neck for 3yrs no symptoms until recently, small short headaches. Can this be a cancer tumor? Size changes, not hard.
3 mos. Of vertigo, tinnitus, no nystagmus acc. To doctor, neck pain, scared of never finding an answer. I have no other symptoms, could it be a tumor?
Unlikely: Vertigo (dizziness) BY ITSELF without other Neurologic issues like headache/ slurred speech/ change in vision/ weakness in arms or legs would rarely be a symptom of a tumor. If the dizziness is intermittent throughout the day or when rolling over in bed it could be Benign Positional Vertigo ...Read more
Have persistant, fluctuating headache and general malaise for two weeks, now slightly sore back of neck-no neruo symptoms, etc. Could be brain tumor?
Not likely: This is the time of year for viral illness, and you may have just come down with a virus that your body is fighting. However, as your symptoms have been lasting a while, it is a good idea to visit with your doctor for a more detailed account of your symptoms plus a physical exam and possible lab tests to get at the primary cause of your feeling unwell. ...Read more
Tumor in inner ear my symptoms are dizzinesd and a feeling like I might passout and neck pain on my left side of neck I have had constant dizziness.
What is: Your question please? Hopefully you have visited an ENT doctor. ...Read more
Can virus cause persistant come-and-go ha, slightly stiff neck, general lethargy? Otherwise healthy woman. Sound like brain tumor? No neuro symptoms
Virus and HAs: Many viruses can cause the symptoms you describe. In most cases, the symptoms are self limited and will resolve. If not, consult your doctor. There is no evidence to worry about a brain tumor; while a stiff neck can be associated with a viral meningitis, most of these are self limited and will resolve. Unless your symptoms persist or worsen, there is no need for alarm. ...Read more
I recently had a Head and Neck CT scan. One without and one with contrast. What are the chances a brain tumor causing symptoms was missed?
Very remote: CT scan will pick up a brain tumor easily although it is not the best test for small (tiny) tumors. But then you would not have any symptoms from a small lesion. Please share information about your symptoms with us....we like to have detailed history of what is bothering you to start with. ...Read more
If someone who has there cna linesce tell by feeling someone throat if they have a tumor in there throat?
Almost anyone can: If feeling ones throat refers to palpation of cervical nodes then even the patient should be able to distinguish if the process is a pathologic or not. A firm cervical node recently developed in someone who has even vague complaints regading the throat should suggest the process is a malignant one arising in the throat. Obviously endoscopy needed to confirm a throat problem. ...Read more
Here are some...: Look for any sign of obstruction: difficulty swallowing or difficulty breathing are especially important - and sometimes are emergencies requiring er visits. Hoarseness or a change in your speech may be a clue. Be especially alert if you are or have been a smoker or have otherwise used tobacco products. I trust you are consulting your physicisn. Lgromkomd. ...Read more
Good: Most tumors of the head and neck and in particular throat are squamous cancers. These lesions if not requiring surgery and chemotherapy along with neck dissection for control can probably be considered localized. Under such circumstances radiation therapy is the treatment needed and if the tumor did not recur in the 1-2 year period would have a high degree of curablility at the 4 year interval. ...Read more
Felt globus sensation in throat from stress, started coughing cuz throat tickled. Is this related to a tumor?
Vague question: "throat cancer" is a vague layman's term which can encompass many different problems. In general, most head and neck "throat cancers" are squamous cell cancers, which are commonly associated with smoking, drinking and hpv infection. They can occur anywhere there is squamous mucosa: tongue, tonsil, palate, throat, larynx, etc. See you ENT for an exam or screening. ...Read more
Could be: Any lump could be a tumor, it would have to be looked at to know for sure. ...Read more
Follow up for 5 yrs: Most throat lesions are squamous cell Ca. In the throat vs. Oral cavity surgical resection is difficult requiring transhyoid pharygotomy. As such RT used with chemo when needed with usually good responses. If he is 4 yrs post treatment and remains free of disese with no cervical nodes, follow up 2x/yr. Is more than enough with chemo and erbitux available if needed. ...Read more
Felt globus in throat from stress. It went away but now I'm feeling sick. Is this related to tumor/cancer? Or just a cold?
Tumor/cancer - NO!: There is absolutely no need to scare the pants of yourself - even a cold might be too severe a guess. But if you can't shake the worry, do have an exam - but learn from it! Ask how to gauge symptoms and about probabilities of causes for people your age and general condition. Don't panic by making extreme guesses. Pain from tumors doesn't come and go. It stays and grows. Rest, drink water, gargle. ...Read more
I have a non-painful lump in my throat. I'm 23 and have been smoking 4-5 cigarettes/day for 3 years, is there a risk it could be a tumor?
Lump in throat: Fortunately, the likelihood of having a malignant tumor would be pretty low. However, this needs to be checked out with an otolaryngologist soon. You need a flexible laryngoscopy to look down your throat and see what is going on. ...Read more
Sir, I have taken radiotherapy for my throat cancer. Now I am free of that tumor. Is there any possibility that it be seems in any other body part?
My son was just diagnoised with a fatty tumor on the leftside of his throat, near his adams apple. He had an ultrasound that showed nothing. What could it be?
Lipoma: This is a common fatty tumor of the head and neck region. Sometimes on ct or ultrasound they are not easy to find. If it is easy to feel externally, it is usually quite simple to remove it and obtain a definitive diagnosis. Talk with a good ENT surgeon and they can usually manage this easily. You don't need to rely on imaging, it can biopsied or removed. ...Read more
My brother has throat cancer and a massive tumor and he is now in hospice. Is there any help for him?
Feeling lump when swallow in my throat when I'm anxious/stressed. Feel a cough coming, could this be cancer/tumor?
On/off lump feeling in throat when stressed. When I'm not, I feel it when I swallow if I focus. Is this cancer/tumor? Scared..
Hermanita, at your..: ...age it would be very unlikely to have throat or esophageal cancer. Many things can cause the symptoms you describe, including anxiety, so I suggest you visit your doctor for a full evaluation. If you use tobacco products or drink in excess, stop now. Saludos boricuas. ...Read more