Hello. I am from India. I am 21 years old. I do not smoke. I have not drunk more than 4-5 bottles of beer in my life. I am slightly overweight and do eat out a lot.
I used to have cases of heartburn once in a month or two. Last one I had was a month back and was so strong that I visited a doctor. He said I have GERD without even touching my throat once.
Now, two weeks ago I started feeling that whatever I was eating seemed more spicy and hot. And the tip and sides of my tongue burned all day as if I have sipped a very hot cup of tea. After a few days, that vanished but the loss of feeling in the opening of the mouth has stayed on. Though whether it is lesser now or I have just gotten used to it, I am not sure.
Then I saw there was a red spot in the back of my mouth, but that vanished soon.
Then I developed a sore throat. And I was feeling a lump in my throat every time I swallowed. One day, a whitish mass, probably a tonsil stone, came out and swallowing has not been problematic after that.
Then I woke up with a pain in the right side of my neck day before yesterday and that has stayed, though apparently lesser now. I also have a slightly broken voice. And I feel a stinging pain near my heart sometimes. And a slight throbbing in my ears.
I have been extremely worried. Do I have any form of cancer or are these different back-to-back symptoms related to GERD?