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What does a lump at back left side of throat indicate?

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Posted on Fri, 25 Jul 2014
Question: Hi I have been to the ENT twice already and have had my throat checked with a scope up my nose. I have a lump in the back left side of my throat next to the back of my tongue. It sticks up and looks like a flap its rihjt under my tonsil almost runs back do2n the throat. I can c it and feel it. The doc said it was lymphoid tissue. I have had this for about 10 months now and I have a constant globas sensation. I now have swollen glands on the left side of my neck. The doc told me it would go away on its own and it has not grew in size butbis still there. How do I get rid of this? Im scared thinking I have cancer. Please help this is killing me
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Answered by Dr. Sudhir Kumar (8 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Most likely it is an infection.

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

Thank you for posting your query.

I have noted your symptoms. I would like to reassure you that these symptoms are not suggestive of cancer, as the swelling has not grown in size during the past several months. A cancer rapidly grows in size.

The more common reason for this lump could be an infection. If you have not already taken, you should take a course of antibiotics.

Finally, if you really want to confirm the diagnosis, an FNAC (needle aspiration) or a biopsy can be taken from the lump.

I hope my reply has helped you.

I would be pleased to answer, if you have any follow up queries or if you require any further information.
     
Best wishes,
Dr Sudhir Kumar MD (Internal Medicine), DM (Neurology) XXXXXXX Consultant Neurologist
Apollo Hospitals, XXXXXXX
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Follow up: Dr. Sudhir Kumar (24 hours later)
Hey doc thank u. I have already taken antibiotics like 3 times and no change in the lymphatic tissue. I try to ignore it but theres always a constant feeling of something there's. I think it is rubbing on something else in my throat. There r 3 lymph nodes right next to each other almost the size of marbles swollen on the left side of my neck almost roward the back of the neck. Same side as the lump in my throat. This has been going on for almost a year....can I get this removed? Will it ever go a away?
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Answered by Dr. Sudhir Kumar (26 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
First step would be lymph node biopsy.

Detailed Answer:
Thank you for getting back and providing more information.

As of now, you can go for lymph node biopsy of one of the neck nodes. Depending on the finding, it can be decided to remove all of them plus the lump in the throat.

Removing them should be easy for a surgeon.

Best wishes,
Dr Sudhir Kumar MD DM (Neurology)
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Brief Answer: Most likely it is an infection. Detailed Answer: Hi, Thank you for posting your query. I have noted your symptoms. I would like to reassure you that these symptoms are not suggestive of cancer, as the swelling has not grown in size during the past several months. A cancer rapidly grows in size. The more common reason for this lump could be an infection. If you have not already taken, you should take a course of antibiotics. Finally, if you really want to confirm the diagnosis, an FNAC (needle aspiration) or a biopsy can be taken from the lump. I hope my reply has helped you. I would be pleased to answer, if you have any follow up queries or if you require any further information. Best wishes, Dr Sudhir Kumar MD (Internal Medicine), DM (Neurology) XXXXXXX Consultant Neurologist Apollo Hospitals, XXXXXXX For DIRECT QUERY to me: http://bit.ly/Dr-Sudhir-kumar My blog: http://bestneurodoctor.blogspot.com/