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I feel like I have a lump in my throat. My mom had to get her thyroid removed. Should I be worried?

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Dr. Vivek Huilgol
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Neck lump

Yes - any 'mass' or lump warrants explanation.
It should not be ignored. Your mother's thyroid history may or may not be relevant. Please seek attention by your md.

In brief: Neck lump

Yes - any 'mass' or lump warrants explanation.
It should not be ignored. Your mother's thyroid history may or may not be relevant. Please seek attention by your md.
Dr. Vivek Huilgol
Dr. Vivek Huilgol
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Dr. Arvind Reddy
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Stricture

Probably not related to your mom's thyroid problem but should get checked by endoscopy.

In brief: Stricture

Probably not related to your mom's thyroid problem but should get checked by endoscopy.
Dr. Arvind Reddy
Dr. Arvind Reddy
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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Dr. can check throat

Thyroid disease can run in families sometimes.
Many thyroid diseases are autoimmune disorders, so doctors can check blood tests for thyroid hormone levels as well as for antibodies against one's own thyroid gland. There are other reasons for "lump in the throat" sensations, such as anxiety, swollen tonsil, enlarged lymph node, etc... A primary dr., an ENT dr., or an endocrinologist can evaluate.

In brief: Dr. can check throat

Thyroid disease can run in families sometimes.
Many thyroid diseases are autoimmune disorders, so doctors can check blood tests for thyroid hormone levels as well as for antibodies against one's own thyroid gland. There are other reasons for "lump in the throat" sensations, such as anxiety, swollen tonsil, enlarged lymph node, etc... A primary dr., an ENT dr., or an endocrinologist can evaluate.
Dr. Robert Kwok
Dr. Robert Kwok
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Dr. Patrick Melder
Yes... The most likely cause will be acid reflux... your local ENT can evaluate your throat
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