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Symptom of hard lump in center of chest

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I have a hard lump in the center of my chest-right below my throat. I just noticed it yesterday and I am a little freaked out. It kinda feels like I have something stuck in my throat. I usually vomit not long after eating. i have not idea what this may be. I have a drs appt on Tuesday but am really worried....any ideas what this may be?

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replied August 25th, 2010
Chest Pain Answer A15609
Hi! Many thanks for your question on eHealth forum!

The lump in the center of chest could be due to swollen lymphnode either due to infection or due to malignancy. It could also be a neurofibroma (localized collection of nerve and fibrous tissue).A CT scan would be diagnostic.

Something stuck in the throat can be due to post nasal drip, if you have recurrent cold and sinusitis. It can also be gastric reflux due to weak esophageal sphincter or due to hiatal hernia. It can also be an allergic reaction to something you eat.

You will need to consult your PCP and rule out these causes one by one. If you have already seen one then you would have got a diagnosis by now. Hope this helps. Take care!

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