Lump In The Middle Of The Throat Accompanied By Pain When Swallowing?
There was a lump in the middle of my throat near the swallow area. Is that a cancer? Swallowing was somewhat disturbed as there was something blocking my request for an answer, I was 20 years old
Hello Imas, thank you for asking.
Maybe it would be more appropriate if you include information, how long have you felt this symptom. Lumps in the throat area that cause difficulty or swallowing disorders, can be caused by several things. The possibilities include:
Tonsillitis (inflammation of the tonsils).
Enlargement of the salivary glands.
Generally tonsillitis and tonsillary abscesses are caused by bacterial or viral infections. These conditions are often accompanied by fever, painful swallowing, or can also be accompanied by coughing. Do you experience other symptoms besides difficulty swallowing, such as voice changes? Indeed, one possible difficulty in swallowing is the presence of nasopharyngeal tumors. But you need to know that tumors are divided into benign and malignant tumors. Malignant tumors are the same as cancer. To be able to diagnose cancer, doctors need a series of examinations, ranging from x-rays, CT-scans, MRIs, and biopsies. In the case of tumors, cell samples must be examined microscopically to determine whether they are benign or malignant. So, consult this matter with the doctor tht. You should not worry too much before the diagnosis is certain.
In the meantime, make sure your nutritional intake is optimal, drink plenty of warm water, and choose the type of food that is easy to swallow. Do not take any medicine without doctor's advice.
Hopefully the information I provided can be useful. Regards.