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Dr. PAUL Christu
Board Certified, ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
39 years in practice
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I have a lump on right side of my throat about size of a quarter. Was told it was from strep throat but that's been gone for a month & the lump is not?

Dr. PAUL Christu
Board Certified, ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
39 years in practice
15K people helped
I have a lump on right side of my throat about size of a quarter. Was told it was from strep throat but that's been gone for a month & the lump is not?

Lymph node: During a throat infection, lymph nodes in the neck become swollen and tender. After the infection the tenderness disappears and the swollen nodes usually get smaller. A lump in the neck that is enlarging needs to be checked by a doctor. ...Read more

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Dr. Mark Pack
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Dr. Larry Moffett
Board Certified, Family Medicine
31 years in practice
6K people helped
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It feels like I have a lump in the left side of my throat.. What could it be?

Dr. Larry Moffett
Board Certified, Family Medicine
31 years in practice
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It feels like I have a lump in the left side of my throat.. What could it be?

Thyroid cartilage: Normal thyroid cartilage surrounding your larynx.

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Dr. Mark Pack
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Dr. Addagada Rao
Board Certified, General Surgery
51 years in practice
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I have recently found that I have a lump on the right side of my throat. I do smoke regularly, and I am worried could this be cancer or something else?

Dr. Addagada Rao
Board Certified, General Surgery
51 years in practice
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I have recently found that I have a lump on the right side of my throat. I do smoke regularly, and I am worried could this be cancer or something else?

Possible need workup: You already know that smoking is bad and potentially will cause cancer , stop smoking. Go and see your doctor if it is due to throat infection will treat you other wise will refer you to ENT specialist for work up and treatment. ...Read more

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Dr. Linda Everett
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
17 years in practice
359K people helped
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I have a lump on the right side of my throat. It hurts when I turn my head, or touch it. Is this something to worry about or is it just an infection?

Dr. Linda Everett
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
17 years in practice
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I have a lump on the right side of my throat. It hurts when I turn my head, or touch it. Is this something to worry about or is it just an infection?

Needs examination: It is impossible to diagnose this without an examination and more careful review of associated symptoms. See your doctor ASAP. ...Read more

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Dr. Mark Pack
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Dr. Jonathan Engel
Board Certified, Dentistry
34 years in practice
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I have a lump on side of my throat and my tounge has a white spot? History of cancer in the family

Dr. Jonathan Engel
Board Certified, Dentistry
34 years in practice
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I have a lump on side of my throat and my tounge has a white spot? History of cancer in the family

See a doctor: If something does not heal with 14 days see your dentist or doctor immediatley. ...Read more

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Dr. Marshall Solomon
Board Certified, Podiatry
43 years in practice
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I have a lump on the right side of my throat. When i push on it. I have been abnormally tired, have chills, and a slight fever. Does anyone know what this could be?

Dr. Marshall Solomon
Board Certified, Podiatry
43 years in practice
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I have a lump on the right side of my throat. When i push on it. I have been abnormally tired, have chills, and a slight fever. Does anyone know what this could be?

Possible lymph gland: Possible swollen lymph gland. Could be an indication of vires or infection. Strongly recommend appointment with you primary care doctor for a through examination. ...Read more

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Dr. David Astrachan
Board Certified, ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
32 years in practice
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I have recently found that I have a lump on the right side of my throat I don t have one on the left side which worries me a little I do smoke roughly 1 to 2packs a day and I a 23 years old I don t have a sore throat but I do have some swelling around the

Dr. David Astrachan
Board Certified, ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
32 years in practice
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I have recently found that I have a lump on the right side of my throat I don t have one on the left side which worries me a little I do smoke roughly 1 to 2packs a day and I a 23 years old I don t have a sore throat but I do have some swelling around the

Get it checked: Even though it may be "nothing"you need to see a doctor and have it checked. Two packs of cigarettes a day is insane for a young healthy person. You should use this as a wake up call and stop smoking. Even if this lump turns out to be nothing and you continue to smoke like this you are absolutely going to cause yourself health problems at some point in the future including cancer heart disease stroke and any other number of issues. ...Read more

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Dr. Robert Devin
Board Certified, Dentistry
42 years in practice
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How come I have a lump on the right side inside my throat?

Dr. Robert Devin
Board Certified, Dentistry
42 years in practice
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Throat lump: Throat swelling where there was previously none, may indicate the body's immune response to an infection. May be gum/tooth infection, tonsilar sinus drainage, sore throat infection, etc. Have you dr check it out. Persistence of the lump needs a thorough evaluation. ...Read more

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Dr. Louis Gallia
Board Certified, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
40 years in practice
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Dr. Howard Shapiro
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
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I feel I have a lump on the left hand side of my throat which feels sore when I swallow. I've also noticed that my left tonsil seems to be lower?

Dr. Howard Shapiro
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
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I feel I have a lump on the left hand side of my throat which feels sore when I swallow. I've also noticed that my left tonsil seems to be lower?

See physician: You are describing tonsillitis. See your physician to find out if you have a strep throat and to provide the proper treatment ...Read more

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