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anxious while waiting for drs appt...what do i do?!
« on: June 29, 2014, 02:44:01 PM »
Ok so here's the short story. I'm 33 I smoke a pack day (been trying to cut down) generally in good health with no known cancer in my family history.

for 3 weeks, ive had a pea sized sore spot on my throat. JUST THAT ONE SPOT. it does radiate every now and then to my ear. Ive been in such panic mode that ive been to the ER twice. Both er drs say it could be 100 things and that throat cancer is farthest from their minds. Neither one of them would do any kind of test. No ear/throat infection etc. What the hell??? My Ent appt isn't until Thursday in driving myself crazy and STILL smoking until then I'm sooooo scared. So A. What does anyone think is going on with my throat. And B. What do I do with myself until Thursday?!?!
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Re: anxious while waiting for drs appt...what do i do?!
« Reply #1 on: June 29, 2014, 03:32:31 PM »
A. It's most likely a cyst, or possibly a swollen gland. It might signify a minor infection, but after two ER doctors have seen it, I'm certain it's nothing to worry about.

B. Just relax. Frankly, I'd be amazed if this turned out to be anything serious. But let's say for arguments sake that it is, then what good is worrying about it doing you? Three or four days are not going to make a different in the scheme of things. Just take it easy and wait to see what the doctor says.
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Re: anxious while waiting for drs appt...what do i do?!
« Reply #2 on: June 29, 2014, 04:52:12 PM »
I know your right ...it won't change things but with my way of thinking I can't get it out of my head. The Dr didn't actually "see anything" BC the feeling is deep in my throat :(
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Re: anxious while waiting for drs appt...what do i do?!
« Reply #3 on: June 29, 2014, 05:30:38 PM »
I know, it really sucks. Sorry you're going through it. I've had the fear myself, so I know how horrible it can be. There's a load of totally harmless things it can be though, and the doctors obviously weren't concerned about it, so do try and relax :)
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Re: anxious while waiting for drs appt...what do i do?!
« Reply #4 on: June 29, 2014, 05:47:34 PM »
Thank you so much. Its so good to come here and get support /advice and not feel judged. Your words are helpful and kind words. I'm still more scared of the symptoms and the length of them then the wait of the drs appt  :traurig001:
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Re: anxious while waiting for drs appt...what do i do?!
« Reply #5 on: June 29, 2014, 07:33:48 PM »
Anyone else to calm me down?  :traurig001:
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Re: anxious while waiting for drs appt...what do i do?!
« Reply #6 on: June 29, 2014, 07:51:06 PM »
Actually, it sounds like a tonsil stone. My friend had 3 of them, out of nowhere. She also noticed a bad taste in her mouth. She started gargling with salt water and drinking EmerGenC and they loosened up and went away in days.

Try not to worry about it. If the doctors aren't concerned, you should try to trust in them. If you have a bad taste/funny taste, it could be tonsil stone. Try gargling....as much as possible.  :action-smiley-065: You're going to be just fine!
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Re: anxious while waiting for drs appt...what do i do?!
« Reply #7 on: June 29, 2014, 09:59:20 PM »
Thank you! But I thought u could see your tonsils? This is deeper on the side of my throat
 drs saw nothing as far in and down as they could without a scope. So I'm hoping the Ent will do a scope.on Thursday. I'm sure allergies and smoking dont help anything. But I know in my gut that whatever this is (benign or not) is not my allergies.
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Re: anxious while waiting for drs appt...what do i do?!
« Reply #8 on: June 29, 2014, 10:04:02 PM »
And actually now that I think of it ive had tonsil stones. I could see them and I had a nasty taste in my mouth ..thry came out eventually I get those from time to time and don't worry about them.
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Re: anxious while waiting for drs appt...what do i do?!
« Reply #9 on: June 30, 2014, 09:44:06 AM »
UUUGGGHHH I called my ENT to get in today or sooner then thursday-- and they are booked like crazy. im so upset. Now im thinking that there is a tumor on the left side of my throat is leaning on things making everything else hurt too  :fragend005: :traurig001: :sick0002:
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Re: anxious while waiting for drs appt...what do i do?!
« Reply #10 on: June 30, 2014, 05:15:53 PM »
Ohhh god now for the last two days I've been constantly clearing my throat! That---and read my other symptoms!!!! Throat cancer it has to be! I can't believe I have to wait in anxiety freak out mode until Thursday! Please help. And I'm still smoking!!!
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Re: anxious while waiting for drs appt...what do i do?!
« Reply #11 on: July 01, 2014, 12:36:05 AM »
Not all tonsil stones are on the tonsils...in fact, you don't even have to have tonsils to have tonsil stones.

some are mild with no bad taste or smell, others are just foul.

If you need to get your mind at ease, perhaps go to ER?
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