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I had a random very hard coughing fit a couple months ago,

Hi Pearl. I had...

Hi Pearl. I had a random very hard coughing fit a couple months ago, without one since then, and have a pain to the right of my Adam’s apple when I sneeze or sometimes yawn. I am able to swallow easily. I feel no lumps when I touch the area. I was thinking it was maybe a strained muscle or tear that would go away over time however it still persists and scared it may be throat cancer. Any idea what could be going on?

Doctor's Assistant: When did cancer begin? Have you used any medication for it?

What? I’m not sure it is cancer and no medication

Doctor's Assistant: Have you seen a doctor about cancer?

I have not

Doctor's Assistant: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?

Nothing. Had a hernia surgery in my abdomen about 8 years ago but that’s it

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this sounds like you have strained a neck strap muscles with your hard coughing fit before.

it would not be throat cancer.

bad anxiety symptoms can often cause throat pressure symptoms.

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Customer reply replied 5 months ago
Thank you Dr. David. Is this something that will heal itself? Or any additional symptoms I should know about?

yes, it could heal itself over time

use a heating pad in the area which could help

you can do neck stretching exercises

it would not be cancer.

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