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Why do I have a lump in my throat

A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
Gastroenterology 39 years experience
Globus sensation?: Do you experience the feeling of a ball or lump in the back of your throat that you have to swallow past? If so, this is "globus." alternatively, you... Read More
Dr. Thomas Benda, jr
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 34 years experience
No: The feeling of a lump is frequently due to laryngopharyngeal reflux. (LPR) If a good exam was done I wouldn't worry about throat closing. Sometimes LP... Read More

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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joan Kinlan
Psychiatry 52 years experience
Unknown: There are so many things that can couse this symptom. A any chance you have any dental problems? Are you anxious? Any physical problems? Try and ... Read More
Dr. Noah Federman
Pediatric Hematology and Oncology 19 years experience
Globus sensation: The sensation of having a lump in one's throat is called globus sensation. This is generally caused by inflammation in the throat, pharynx or larynx. ... Read More
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegabanswered
Allergy and Immunology 40 years experience
Unlikely : Could be a thyroid mass, better get assessed by your dictor who may do some tests, wish you wellness
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Greg Hinson
Family Medicine 27 years experience
Common things being.: Common, it would be very unusual for a healthy, non-smoking 19 year old to have throat cancer. It would much more likely be something like an infectio... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Hello. : Hello. I can't diagnose your symptoms. I don't know the cause of the sensation that there is a lump in your throat. If you are a heavy smoker or heav... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Speech Pathologist: Despite the name not conveying an intuitive connection, speech pathologists also evaluate swallowing and may provide a different perspective. In case ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Farhad Sigari
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 20 years experience
Reflux: One of the most common reasons my patients complain of this symptom is acid reflux. A small bit of acid can come up when you lie flat and it causes sw... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Liesa Harte
Family Medicine 29 years experience
Biaxin (clarithromycin): Biaxin (clarithromycin) should not cause a lump at the back of your throat. See your doctor to find out what that lump is.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Beck
Dentistry 11 years experience
Yes: I will defer to the other doctors on this question. My previous answer was not correct.
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Scholand
Infectious Disease 23 years experience
Tonsillitis: It sounds like you have tonsillitis if you are seeing 'huge lumps' inside your mouth-near the back part. The causes could be viruses (i.e. Mono) or po... Read More

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