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My brother hasent been feeling well. He says that it feels like a lump in his throat and that it takes along time to swallow. What could it be?
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Dr. Alvin Mathew
Internal Medicine
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It could be a number of things but the most fear is a mass affecting his swallowing.
He needs to see his physician to get this evaluated. He might need imaging and possibly referral to an ENT if needed.

In brief: See a doctor
It could be a number of things but the most fear is a mass affecting his swallowing.
He needs to see his physician to get this evaluated. He might need imaging and possibly referral to an ENT if needed.
Dr. Alvin Mathew
Dr. Alvin Mathew
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Dr. Michael Mirochna
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees
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Most commonly, it is a viiral throat infection or strep.
Sometimes serious causes can occur. Depending on age and other risk factors, a throat cancer may be a possibility. Rarely, a throat problem could represent HIV or blood cancer. Your brother should be evaluated. Red flag symptoms would include weight loss, fevers, tobacco and alcohol use, IV drug abuse and unprotected sexual activity.

In brief: Multiple answers
Most commonly, it is a viiral throat infection or strep.
Sometimes serious causes can occur. Depending on age and other risk factors, a throat cancer may be a possibility. Rarely, a throat problem could represent HIV or blood cancer. Your brother should be evaluated. Red flag symptoms would include weight loss, fevers, tobacco and alcohol use, IV drug abuse and unprotected sexual activity.
Dr. Michael Mirochna
Dr. Michael Mirochna
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