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what is globus sensation?

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Dr. Humberto Quintana
Psychiatry 44 years experience
Lump in throat: Globus sensation is the term used when a person has the feeling of a lump in their throat when actually there is no lump present when the throat is examined. The sensation can come and go. It does not interfere with eating and drinking.
Dr. Christopher Schmidt
Facial Plastic Surgery 37 years experience
can also be caused by GERD/ LPR commonly
Jun 29, 2014
Dr. Christopher Schmidt
Facial Plastic Surgery 37 years experience
Feeling in throat: feels like there is something in the throat when there is nothing there....can also be caused by GERD/ LPR commonly
Dr. Bernstein Joel
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 60 years experience
Feeling lump: Globus is the feeling of a lump in the throat and often is associated with anxiety. However, it may also be a symptom of LPR (laryngo-pharyngeal reflux), a form of acid reflux that comes up high and is characterized by sore throat, voice changes, and cough. A feeling of a lump in the throat can sometimes be spasm of the upper esophageal sphincter.
Dr. Louis Gallia
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 45 years experience
Explanation: Very good explanation here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Globus_pharyngis. You should have an exam by an ENT doc to rule out real pathology.

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