A member asked:

Lump in throat wont go away. took pepcid zantac. was on prilosec for a bit it stopped working. should i try nexium (esomeprazole)? my cardiologist said to do two pills twice a day. then go up to 2 pills twice a day. if all fails go to gastro.

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Dr. Ira Katz answered

Specializes in Endocrinology

In order to really answer this ? more info is needed.A lump in the throat can mean many things, is it inside, do you have heartburn, only on the inside or outside too, are there other symptoms.You have taken Pepcid/Zantac and Prilosec (same class as Nexium). Cardio may be right but long enough, this should be eval by at an Internist or poss Gastro or ENT depending on ans to some add ?'s.

Answered May 5, 2018

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Dr. Yash Khanna answered

Specializes in Family Medicine

Your symptom is lump in your throat and some how you are being treated for Esophageal Reflux and it has not helped.We don't know if you have consulted your Family Doctor or not.First of all you need a detailed history of your complaint and a thorough Physical Exam including examination of your throat.Why are you being treated by cardiologist for lump in throat Consult your Family Doctor and follow

Answered Jun 14, 2016

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