Without knowing the exact area of the lump on your throat, it is hard to say. If you are talking about a visable lump on the outside of the throat, you may have an enlarged thyroid (goitre) and this would explain the weight loss. Any lump should be looked at by a physician to rule out a number of things. If the physician suspects that your thyroid is the cause, then make sure that the full thyroid panel is tested during your blood test i.e. TSH as well as thryroid antibodies. Straight forward over active thyroid is one thing, but you want to rule out an autoimmune problem known as Hashimoto's. You will also want to request that the physician looks at the lump further, to rule out thyroid nodules. This can be done with an ultra sound machine (similar to the machine used to look at a baby in the womb i.e painless). Problems with the thyroid are extremely common and once diagnosed, can be relatively easily managed. 1 in 3 women will be diagnosed with a thyroid disorder in thier lifetime. Don't worry, help is at hand. Lastly, life advice: PLEASE stop smoking and get yearly pap smears.
Copyright 1994-2016MedHelp International.All rights reserved. MedHelp is a division of Aptus Health.
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. Med Help International, Inc. is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.