Throat pain can be indicative of a variety of health complications and we often do not associate it with a life threatening illness. If you suffer from chronic and recurring throat pain, the complication could be related to the development of throat polyps for which medical attention should be sought.
For some patients with throat pain, the sensation of a tightness in the throat is often misdiagnosed as being related to anxiety tight throat or symptoms of anxiousness and nervousness. But, in reality, that tightness in the throat may actually be caused by the physical presence of polyps which are causing a constriction in your esophagus and throat.
To determine if you have complications associated with throat polyps, it is important to speak with a doctor abut your symptoms and request a medical evaluation. For some patients, this may include x-ray, MRI, CT scan, or even an endoscopy to address health issues. For most paitnets, the polyps can be identified, and even removed, in the same endoscopic procedure with little to no long term complications.
While it is true that some throat polyps can become malignant, when diagnosed early, the polyps are typically benign and pose no life threatening risk. The key, however, to ensuring optimal outcomes, will rely upon early diagnosis. If there are any signs of potential malignancy, your doctor may recommend a course of radiation therapy or chemotherapy in addition to removal of the throat polyps.
Throat soreness and aggravation is not always a sign of a complex health condition. If you suffer from throat irritation on a regular basis, however, it is important to seek out medical attention to determine if there is a potential risk for polyp development. In doing so, your doctor can determine what, if any, long term treatment you need.
Without proper treatment, throat polyps, especially those that are malignant will require aggressive treatment or life threatening outcomes may arise. Do not ignore throat irritation, therefore, unless a doctor has thoroughly evaluated your health and ruled out potential polyp complications.
Sources: Cancers of the Mouth and Throat, by William M. Lydiatt