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feels like a lump in my throat?

4 doctor answers13 doctors weighed in
Dr. Michio Abe
Internal Medicine 26 years experience
Lump in throat: A lump in the throat, also called globus sensation, is the persistent sensation of having phlegm or some obstruction in the throat. It could be due to inflammation related to acid reflux, infection, an ulcer or a mass in the throat. But stress,  associated with anxiety or depression, can tighten up the muscles of the throat, causing this sensation. Should be checked by a doctor.
Dr. Arman Danielyan
Child Psychiatry 29 years experience
Lump in my throat: Make sure you see your primary care doctor or ENT specialist first. If medical reasons are ruled out, you may want to be evaluated for any anxiety spectrum disorders.
Dr. Terri Silverman
Dentistry 41 years experience
Different things...: It is not possible to determine what you are feeling. A professional needs to see and touch what you think is there. It could be as simple as a swollen gland, to swelling from trauma to something more serious.
Dr. Ronald Achong
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 18 years experience
Many possibilities: This can be a mass, enlarged tonsil, salivary gland disease, enlarged lymph node, infection of the throat etc. Please have your md take a look.

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A 51-year-old female asked:

I feel like I have a lump in my throat when I shallow?

2 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Michio Abe
Internal Medicine 26 years experience
Lump in throat: A lump in the throat, also called globus sensation, is the persistent sensation of having phlegm or some obstruction in the throat. It could be due to inflammation related to acid reflux, infection, an ulcer or a mass in the throat. But stress,  associated with anxiety or depression, can tighten up the muscles of the throat, causing this sensation. Should be checked by a doctor.
A 31-year-old member asked:

Why do I feel like there is a lump in my throat?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
You would have to: Be medically evaluated with a thorough history to answer this question. This would help to determine if there is an actual lump/ mass or if it is a sensation (such as seen with anxiety disorders).
A 51-year-old member asked:

I feel like I have a lump at the top of my throat - should I be concerned?

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Dr. Louis Gallia
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 45 years experience
Yes: Yes. Is this something you can see or feel? It may be normal (look up globus) or it may be a problem. See an ENT doc for evaluation.
A 34-year-old member asked:

After i eat it feels like I have i lump in my throat. What is it?

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Dr. Michael Jaindl
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 37 years experience
Could be ...: Anything from a zenker's diverticulum (less likely) to esophageal reflux. If it persists you should see a doctor.
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A female asked:

Feels like there's a lump in my throat after I eat when i swallow?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. John Michel
Family Medicine 46 years experience
Web?: People sometimes feel this after eating or swallow? This could be a number of things and needs workup. Could be reflux, tumor, web although this is rare, or stress. Needs to be visualized in the office of ENT May actually need upper endoscopy. See the doc for complete eval.

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