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Lump behind uvula, sore throat for months photo included
An_251960 posted:
i've had a lump behinf my uvula for months now and it's starting to make me worry. I had a throat swab and it came back with nothing. I was asked whether I get acid reflux, but I'm sure I don't. Never get heartburn or anything though I do bring up some type of liquid that tastes gross sometimes? Might that be it? it's barely visible and in the photo it's hidden behind the uvula but it's making me panic a lot now

Rod Moser, PA, PhD responded:
A picture is worth a 1000 words, but not in medicine. You will need to have a good, hands-on examination -- there is really no way to offer you a diagnostic answer or even reassurance based on a photograph (good one, though). Sorry.

Since you are truly worried to the point of panic, see an ENT -- an expert in this area.
An_251960 replied to Rod Moser, PA, PhD's response:
Ooh, so I don't have to worry about anything in the picture, at least?
rohvannyn replied to An_251960's response:
I don't think his "there is really no way to offer you a diagnostic answer or even reassurance based on a photograph"

equals your

"I don't have to worry about anything in the picture."

He's saying you need to have a doctor look at it in person because he can't get enough information from a photograph, even a good one.

'Your focus determines your reality.' --QGJ
An_251960 replied to rohvannyn's response:
that's not what I meant. I mean to stop me having panic attacks at 4am over this until I return home and get to visit my GP.
odo112 replied to An_251960's response:
An_251960, please have you been cured?. Am passing through same problem now. can u help me please?. tnx

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