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Thyroid nodule/Lump on throat? Trouble swallowing
« on: May 16, 2014, 04:39:56 AM »
I was all for an anxiety-free night, but here I am. Sigh.

So I've had hypothyroidism for 5 years now, never noticed any weird "lumps" on my neck till tonight. I was having difficulty swallowing again, figured it was just good ol' anxiety.

When I looked into a mirror and I saw that I have a very small lump on the very middle of my throat. Wtf... it's a little painful, is this a nodule on my thyroid?

Kinda terrified of the "C" word of course, even though prognosis of (MOST) thyroid cancers is usually pretty good... still.....  :(
Any help, comments, reassurances would be much appreciated
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Re: Thyroid nodule/Lump on throat? Trouble swallowing
« Reply #1 on: May 16, 2014, 04:41:36 AM »
Probably a benign nodule.  I have two big ones and I asked the doc during my biopsy; he said 95% of them are benign, and they're super-common. 
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Re: Thyroid nodule/Lump on throat? Trouble swallowing
« Reply #2 on: May 16, 2014, 10:57:28 AM »
Still freaked out, I literally just saw a Doc yesterday... I so hope it's benign...  :(
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Re: Thyroid nodule/Lump on throat? Trouble swallowing
« Reply #3 on: May 16, 2014, 11:41:46 AM »
I literally sweated through the night about this... any chance it's not a thyroid nodule?!
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Re: Thyroid nodule/Lump on throat? Trouble swallowing
« Reply #4 on: May 16, 2014, 12:08:06 PM »
Does it move when you swallow?
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Re: Thyroid nodule/Lump on throat? Trouble swallowing
« Reply #5 on: May 16, 2014, 04:15:29 PM »
Yes it does... good thing/bad thing?
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Re: Thyroid nodule/Lump on throat? Trouble swallowing
« Reply #6 on: May 16, 2014, 05:19:08 PM »
Your larynx and thyroid move together when you swallow.  Moving when you swallow rules out other kinds of bumps.  You said it's in the middle.  Where is it in relationship to your Adam's Apple? 
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Re: Thyroid nodule/Lump on throat? Trouble swallowing
« Reply #7 on: May 16, 2014, 05:59:50 PM »
It's literally in the middle of my neck. I'm at the Doctor's now, fortunately. Figured it was my thyroid after you brought up the moving thing. I'll keep you guys posted
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Re: Thyroid nodule/Lump on throat? Trouble swallowing
« Reply #8 on: May 17, 2014, 05:18:18 AM »
Well jeez, turns out it was my thyroid cartilage and I have viral pharyngitis. Thanks anxiety... :P
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