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Pain/Lump in Throat

I’m 17 years old and for at least 5 months I’ve been having shortness of breath. Last month I noticed pain/swelling on the right side of my throat (external) and it kind of went away but recently returned along with difficulties breathing while lying down (especially at night) and any type of exercise. I’ve also had a cough for about 2-3 months that has also worsened and is very mucus-y after I eat. I’m not sure what to do.
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Have you been looked at for Costochondritis? I have had similar symptoms and am 20, that's what they say I have. But anyhow Id suggest getting your lungs and ribs imaged!
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Swollen lymph glands can cause a lump on one side of your throat. Have you had a recent sore throat? Strep? Ear infections? Sinus infection? In some cases, even after antibiotics, some bacteria can remain, and cause a swollen gland or lymph node. A longer round of antibiotics typically clears it right up.
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