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Painless lump in throat

So I am a 27 year old female, for the last year or so I have had super bad migraines. Which have gotten better with time. Now I am experiencing a painless lump in my esophagus. I have been to the doctor at least 4 times in the last month trying to figure out what is going on. So they put me on Prednisone 25mg three times a day at the same time. I finished those off and lost my voice completely and the lump in my throat never changed. So they then put me on Amoxicillin 500mg three times a day. I finished those off, the lump is still there.

They sent me for blood work. I apparently have anemia. So they sent me for another set to see if I was allergic to any foods or what not for the anemia. The doctor I am seeing is sending me to do a Barium Swallow. Other then that they won't be back until the 5th of January. Needless to say, they don't know what is going on, and if they had any idea's I don't think they would tell me.

So if anyone has any idea's as to what could be wrong, I would like to know. So I will list down below what symptoms I currently have.

Painless lump in throat
Body aches
Decreased appetite
Decreased energy
Mild headaches
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I suspect your symptoms do reflect to gastroesophageal reflux?
Did you research on Acidic Reflex?
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Sarai, you say that the lump is in your esophagus, and I'm wondering when you are scheduled for that barium swallow?  That lump could be caused by several different things....acid reflux that can lead to (or may be already present) erosive esophagitis, Barrett's esophagus, an infection source even though you were given an antibiotic (perhaps it wasn't sensitive to the type of "bug" you have or the duration wasn't long enough to help), it could also be (depending on where you are feeling it most) a build up of material that hasn't washed down your throat .  With the last thing in mind, are you able to "hack" it up?  Was your thyroid gland palpated by the MD to check to see if you have a goiter or a nodular thyroid gland?  The reason I ask this is because typically with any type of painless lump that you can feel in your throat, and not necessarily within your esophagus, it's cause by an enlarged thyroid gland?
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