A 44-year-old member asked:
Please help! i'm having pain when swallowing, lump in throat?
1 doctor answer • 3 doctors weighed in
Family Medicine 35 years experience
Yes it can be reflux: Gastroesophageal reflux is a common cause of feeling a swelling in the throat and trouble swallowing. Often it is accompanied by hoarseness, especially after eating. You might also notice nausea, belching, more pain after eating, or heartburn. I suggest trying ranitidine or famotidine. Avoid caffeine, tobacco, alcohol, and large meals, as well as not eating right before bed.
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