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Dr. Lori Semel
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What feels like an irritating discomforting lump on right side of throat when I swallow for 2 weeks. Also have a cough but the lump developed first?

What feels like an irritating discomforting lump on right side of throat when I swallow for 2 weeks. Also have a cough but the lump developed first?

ENT: It is important for you to consult with an ENT doctor to assess, what if anything the lump in your throat is. It could be a post nasal drip, enlarged tonsil to a tumor or growth which is more serious. Do it asap. ...Read more

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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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Right side of throat hurts a little when I swallow; hurts more when I yawn or blow nose. Feels like there's a proverbial lump before subsiding.

Right side of throat hurts a little when I swallow; hurts more when I yawn or blow nose. Feels like there's a proverbial lump before subsiding.

Tonsil?: You could have inflammation, infection or stone in the right tonsil. Or you could have a blockage in the right eustachian tube (drains ear to throat) which causes the discomfort. Also a swollen lymph node in the right neck could cause these symptoms. See your doctor or urgent care to figure it out! ...Read more

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Dr. David Fink
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For about two months I have had a swollen lump in the right side of my throat that hurts when i swallow?

For about two months I have had a swollen lump in the right side of my throat that hurts when i swallow?

Time to see doctor: There are numerous possible causes. You should see your family doctor for an initial examination. He or she would then refer you to an ENT specialist if the cause of your symptoms isn't readily found. ...Read more

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Dr. Stephen Berns
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I have a hard white lump at the back of my throat on the right side witch is causing pain when swallowing?

I have a hard white lump at the back of my throat on the right side witch is causing pain when swallowing?

See doctor: Please see your doctor for an examination and a possible biopsy. While it may be benign, it could also be quite serious. ...Read more

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Dr. Soren Singel
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Well i recently have a lump of my throat, trouble swallowing on right side and I have GERD is lump in throat a symptom of gerd?

Well i recently have a lump of my throat, trouble swallowing on right side and I have GERD is lump in throat a symptom of gerd?

See ENT: Not gerd. This is a swollen lymph node or blocked saliva duct etc, see your head and neck surgeon or ENT specialist for this. ...Read more

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Dr. Elizabeth Yen
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I have a lump on right side next to throat have difficulty swallowing and have chocked a few times now pain from lump to r ear.What could it be?

I have a lump on right side next to throat have difficulty swallowing and have chocked a few times now pain from lump to r ear.What could it be?

See doctor: Could be an infection, a swollen lymph node, a diverticulum. Please have this checked out by your health care provider. ...Read more

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Dr. Alexander Gorup
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Dr. Charles Gordon
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Sore throat, feeling like there is a lump when I swallow, left tonsil is double in size to right. Left side is also very red. Voice is hoarse. Cancer?

Sore throat, feeling like there is a lump when I swallow, left tonsil is double in size to right. Left side is also very red. Voice is hoarse. Cancer?

Sore throat: Much more likely infection which is treated via an antibiotic. If that doesn't do it do see an ENT specialist pronto who can evaluate thoroughly. Good luck! ...Read more

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