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A 33-year-old female asked:

Can gerd cause a feeling of something stuck in your throat that gets worse when drinking liquids? even water and warm tea make the sensation of "a lump" worse for a few minutes until swallowing a few times?

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Dr. Lauren Bickel
Specializes in Family Medicine
GERD can possibly cause this if there is some scar tissue present, but it could be a problem with the esophagus muscles, or a growth causing some obstruction. If you smoke you definitely need to have upper GI scope or barium swallow; if not you can try a few weeks of daily acid blocker (famotidine, omeprazole, pantoprazole) & avoid irritating substances but see Dr if no change or if worse
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Last updated Feb 21, 2022


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