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A growth at the back of the throat, tonsils - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   There is a growth in the back of my throat. Under my jawline, down the right side of my neck to my shoulder to my upper back is always in pain.
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   Let me read your query
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   May I know your age?
User :   29
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Since when are you having this problem?
User :   the pain I've had for about 4-5 months, gradually getting worst. Just noticed the lump last night. Don't know how long I had that.
Doctor :   Is the swelling visible externally?
User :   No. I've been reading online and a lot online and I narrowed it down to possible Lymph nodes to tonsil problem to turmor.
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Is it seen externally?
Doctor :   or is it visible on opening the mouth?
User :   yes. on the right side. Little less the size of a grape
Doctor :   Ok
User :   down my throat
Doctor :   I would like to know if it is visibe externally or internally?
User :   Internally
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   It does look like a tonsil
Doctor :   lymph node cannot be detected internally
Doctor :   usually
Doctor :   so it is most probably a tonsil
Doctor :   Do you have fever?
User :   Ok. Im going to see my doctor on Monday. I was so worried. I always expecting the worst, and still will. Would any type of throat cancer be visible internally? No I dont have a fever
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   It is very early to call it cancerous
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