Not looking for medical advice exactly- I’m not sick at all at this point. If anyone suggested that I should see a doctor (providing they may know what they’re talking about), I have no problem doing that. Heck, I work in a doctor’s office, so no biggie.
But this is just kind of weird, so I don’t want to be seen unless I need to.
Two or three weeks ago, I had a sore throat for a few days. This was accompanied by fever, chills, and body aches. Not flu-like, because a dose of ibuprofen or Tylenol completely obliterated all symptoms, and I could function quite well. No respiratory symptoms, either. No rash, or headache, or anything else that I can recall.
Then the other day, I had a most horrifying experience. Out of my throat emerged this thing. It was about 2 centimeters long, a clear/white color covered with a little mucus, and fairly rigid. It was shaped like, well, like the inside of a throat. I hadn’t coughed, so I don’t think it came out of my lungs. I just suddenly felt something in my throat and hacked a tiny bit and there it was. Ew. Fortunately I was alone at the time. I instinctively tucked it into a paper towel and threw it away. Looking back, I wish I would have saved it and sent it to the pathologist, but I didn’t.
Every day since then, 3 or 4 days, around the same time of day, I feel that tickle again and try to get whatever it is to come up, but it’s too far down and I end up swallowing it.
I was thinking maybe my sore throat developed an abrasion? We do skin biopsies in my office, and we’re taught that a moist lesion does not develop a scab. I’ve tried to google it, but the terms I can think of are so vague that it’s worthless.
Anybody know the answer to this? I’m very curious to know what that thing was, as you can imagine.