Lump Is A Symptom Of Long Covid


  • Researchers have published data which suggests a lump in the throat could be another sign of long Covid.
  • Anxiety, stress and “brain fog” are some already well-known symptoms that people suffer with when getting over a bout of coronavirus.

A recent news article published in the Nottingham Post states that Researchers discover ‘lump’ could be a symptom of Long Covid.

Lump in their throat

But Hull Live reports patients could also experience a lump in their throat. Research carried out in the Netherlands, and published in the Lancet, collected self-reported data by more than 4,200 people, aged between seven and 53, with Covid.

It explains: “Persistent symptoms in Covid-19-positive participants at 90 to 150 days after Covid-19 compared with before Covid-19 and compared with matched controls included chest pain, difficulties with breathing, pain when breathing, painful muscles, ageusia or anosmia, tingling extremities, lump in throat, feeling hot and cold alternately, heavy arms or legs, and general tiredness. We found that about one in every eight patients are affected by persistent symptoms after Covid-19.”

23 covid symptoms

Overall, the questionnaires highlighted 23 possible long Covid symptoms. “We analysed 23 symptoms: headache, dizziness, chest pain, back pain, nausea, painful muscles, difficulties with breathing, feeling hot and cold alternately, tingling extremities, lump in the throat, general tiredness, heavy arms or legs, pain when breathing, runny nose, sore throat, dry cough, wet cough, fever, diarrhoea, stomach pain, ageusia or anosmia, sneezing, and itchy eyes,” the report says.

Having a lump in the throat was considered as a more “severe” symptom. It was also found to be more common in women than men.

Other signs of long covid 

The NHS list of other signs of long Covid includes chest pain or tightness, difficulty sleeping, heart palpitations, dizziness, pins and needles, joint pain, depression and anxiety, tinnitus and earaches, feeling sick, diarrhoea, stomach aches, loss of appetite, a high temperature, headaches, sore throat and rashes.

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Source: Nottingham Post


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