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what causes a lump feeling in your throat ?

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Dr. J Rodos
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Psychiatry 62 years experience
Many possible causes: This is a symptom with many possible causes: 1. there is some anatomic/disease issue causing the sensation.an office procedure with a flexible scope will visualize it. 2. a cognition found with general anxiety [globus hystericus] 3. i had a patient with Barrett's esophagitis that also complained of a sensation of a lump in his throat.

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Is there any condition that causes the throat to close very slowly over an extended period of time? Persistent feeling of lump in my throat. Been2ent

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I've been having a lump feeling in my throat its been off and on for a mont but the past two weeks its been constant. What can be the possible cause?

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