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Dr. PAUL Christu
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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?

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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Pharynx (Definition)

It is the connection between the mouth and the throat. The 3 parts are the oropharynx, nasopharynx, and hypo-pharynx. The pharynx leads into the ...Read more


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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?

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
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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?

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. Marshall Solomon
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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?

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
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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

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
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How come I have a lump on the right side inside my throat?

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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