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Step 4: Read and complete the decision guide to learn more about your symptoms.

Swallowing Difficulty

Since you have had weight loss, contact your doctor to discuss your uncomfortable swallowing.

Your symptoms and the feeling of a lump in your throat might be signs of an overactive thyroid (hyperthyroidism). The thyroid gland can swell to a larger size in a treatable condition named Graves' disease. See your doctor for an examination and blood test to check for hyperthyroidism.

Your symptoms could also come from stress and anxiety.


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