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It feels like there is a cyst in my throat and it is sore..Whats wrong with me?

It feels like there is a cyst in my throat and it is sore..Whats wrong with me?

A few possibilities: The sensation of something in the throat is common. This is called "globus, " and is a common symptom of reflux. Other possibilities include an actual mass (cyst, tonsillolith, mucocele /etc.) or enlargement of the tonsil tissue at the back of the tongue, tonsillitis, etc. Especially if you have risk factors for throat cancer (e.g. Smoking, alcohol), you should get checked by an ENT doctor. ...Read more

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Cyst (Definition)

A cyst is a structure or mass that consists of a cellular lined sac. It is typically filled with fluid but may be filled with solid material. It can be congenital, traumatic, or acquired. They may develop nearly anywhere in the body and usually require complete excision for eradication or they are likely to recur. Fluid filled sacs that are not cellular lined ...Read more


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I have a 4cm cyst in my throat above sternum, its pushing against my thyroid, larynx and esophagus. What are the best surgical practices and risk invo?

I have a 4cm cyst in my throat above sternum, its pushing against my thyroid, larynx and esophagus. What are the best surgical practices and risk invo?

Need more work up.: This could be many things. If you can see this mass for the outside, it would likely be a superficial cyst, thyroid mass, possible a thyroglossal duct cyst if midline. If the mass you are describing is seen inside it could be a cyst, carcinoma, lymphoma. You need an exam, poss. Endoscopy, poss. Ct imaging, poss. A biopsy. I can't stress enough to see an experienced ENT or head ; neck surgeon. ...Read more

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What does cyst in throat feels like?

What does cyst in throat feels like?

Nothing or something: It's really depends. A cyst can be completely asymptomatic. You may not even know you have one unless for some reason someone looks in your throat and sees it. If they get really large they can cause obstructive symptoms. Depending on where they're located they might cause the feeling of fullness or blockage. If they become infected they can cause pain. ...Read more

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Do cyst by throat hurt to the touch?

Do cyst by throat hurt to the touch?

Possibly: Possibly. If you have a swelling of the neck/throat that is tender to touch, see and ENT doc for assessment. ...Read more

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I've seemed to develope a sort of cyst on the lower left throat, normal color w/pustules on it like miltiple heads, hurts bad, how to remove?

I've seemed to develope a sort of cyst on the lower left throat, normal color w/pustules on it like miltiple heads, hurts bad, how to remove?

Surgery: If the cyst has been present for longer than a month then it could require surgical removal. I would visit an ENT specialist for further evaluation. ...Read more

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Can sinusitus cause mucus and cyst in throat?

POSSIBLE: If you have coexisting post nasal drainge from the opennings of the sinuses into the nose, drainge can pass down your throat and cause symptoms. Best to have your otolaryngologist check. ...Read more

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What could cause an unusual growth on throat after having thyroglossal duct cyst?

What could cause an unusual growth on throat after having thyroglossal duct cyst?

Scar: If thyroglossal duct has beeen removed, it could be scar tissue or possible recurrence. If the growth is in the scar it could be a keloid. ...Read more

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Theres a small growth like lump in the back of my throat thats starting to look yellow in color. What is this im scared its a cyst?

Theres a small growth like lump in the back of my throat thats starting to look yellow in color. What is this im scared its a cyst?

Probably not.: It doesn't sound dangerous, although I am not sure what you are seeing. Yellow lumps make me think of pus? but it may well be a local area of altered lining due to inflammation or some kind of injury. If it is wedged in or near the tonsil it may be a clump of particles which can be dislodged by gargling. ...Read more

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Is there such a thing as throat pimples. If so can they actually pop and have white stuff that smells like an actually pimple or cyst.

Is there such a thing as throat pimples. If so can they actually pop and have white stuff that smells like an actually pimple or cyst.

Food particles stuck: This is usually food particles that got stuck in small crypts of tonsils or pharynx and bacteria accumulate to cause the smell but not infected. No treatment needed. Mouth wash gargle can help. ...Read more

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