Do you have thyroid problems? Or have you had your thyroid tested?
Give yourself a simple Thyroid Neck Check to see if your symptoms are thyroid:
Hold a mirror in front of the area of the neck where the thyroid gland is located. This area is just below the Adam's apple and right above the collarbone. (Note: The Adam's apple is not the thyroid location.)
Tip the head back.
Take a drink of water and swallow, watching the neck during the process.
Check for any bulging or protrusions or up and down movments. If any is detected, call a physician for a check up.
I am not a Doctor or in the Medical field.
My statements and comments are meant as
informational guide only, not as a diagnose or treatment,
for that is between you and your doctor.
There is a virus going around that "settles" in the back of the mouth, throat, voicebox, and lower aesophagus. It inflammes the tissue, some people have a hoarse voice, and the mouth and throat feels dry all the time. Sleeping under a fan will make it worse and give you pain from the mouth getting too dry. You may get a painful burning sensation that eases with water. Nothing works except time for this virus. It can go as long as a month, especially if you drink or eat things that keeps the throat dry, like sodas, salty junk foods, or use a drying mouthwash. Antibiotics don't help either. If it goes beyond a month, see the MD again. good luck
I have a lump in my throat also and what it is is acid reflux (reversed). Meaning that I do not get heartburn or any pain in my chest just a lump in my throat where the acid builds up! Taking medication for acid reflux has relieved my sensation.