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

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

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). ...Read more

Pharynx (Definition)

It is the connection between the mouth and the throat. The 3 parts are the oropharynx, nasopharynx, and hypo-pharynx. The pharynx leads into the ...Read more


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Feels like a lump in my throat?

Dr. Michio Abe Dr. Abe
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Feels like a lump in my throat?

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. ...Read more

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Feels like there is a bubble in back of throat, hurts to cough, just feels really weird to swallow in general?

Feels like there is a bubble in back of throat, hurts to cough, just feels really weird to swallow in general?

Throat irritation: The symptoms sound like there is some irritation to the pharynx / throat area. This could be inflammation or infection from different causes, It could be allergy too. Salt water gargle and some tylenol (acetaminophen) might help the symptoms, if symptom prolongs may need the specific treatment towards the cause. ...Read more

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I have like a lump feeling in my throat and cannot cough up.I feel like I could burp but it is like it is trapped in my throat?

I have like a lump feeling in my throat and cannot cough up.I feel like I could burp but it is like it is trapped in my throat?

? GERD: The sensation you are describing is called a globus sensation - like something is caught in your throat. It has many potential causes including reflux (gerd), thyroid enlargement, enlarged lymph nodes, post nasal drip. I'd recommend that you see your doctor. ...Read more

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My throat feels like A lump as if something is sitting in my throat. Feels kind of numb too. And back of my throat is yellowish. What isit?

My throat feels like A lump as if something is sitting in my throat. Feels kind of numb too. And back of my throat is yellowish. What isit?

Strep?: There are many possibilities. Strep is common, with risk of severe complications but easily treated with simple antibiotics. Other causes may be bacterial and also easily treatable with antibiotics. Less commonly there are viruses and fungal infections but you won't know unless you get examined and tested. ...Read more

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My throat is so sore feels like there is something stuck in back of my throat it hurts?

My throat is so sore feels like there is something stuck in back of my throat it hurts?

See your doc: Have your doctor take a look at the back of your throat and you might need to see an ent. It could be simple post nasal drip, limited tonsillitis/pharyngitis, or acid reflux. Usually conservative therapy helps: soft food, bland food, adequate hydration. ...Read more

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My throat hurts and like it not like a sore throat it feel like there is a ball or a bump in my throat and it makes a pop sound somethimes when I et?

My throat  hurts  and like it not like a sore throat it feel like there is a ball or a bump in my throat and it makes a pop sound somethimes when I et?

Throat: May be a zenker's diverticulum. See physician. Can assess with an esophagram or indirect or direct viewing. Need also check vocal cords. Smoker ? How old? Chewing tobacco? ...Read more

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I feel like something is in the back of my throat making it feel strange to swallowmy right tonsil is also very swollen with pus pocketsdo ihave strep?

Strep or viral: A rapid throat culture is the best way to check for strep which would require antibiotics. If the test is negative, it's most likely a viral infection. Mono is less likely unless the symptoms are days old. Antibiotics are not used for viral throat infections. ...Read more

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The roof of my mouth is yellow and is covered with red vains, it feels like there's a lump in my throat when I swallow and I have a neck ache, help me?

The roof of my mouth is yellow and is covered with red vains, it feels like there's a lump in my throat when I swallow and I have a neck ache, help me?

? virus: A lot of viral illnesses are active now. Inflammation in the throat can cause some slight discoloration (the red blood vessels are normal, but the yellow color may be a result of changes in vascular flow). Worrisome symptoms would be body/joint aches, fever, and symptoms for more than 10 days (indicative of a bacterial infection requiring antibiotics). Inflammation could cause the neck ache too ...Read more

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It feels like i inhaled a noodle and now it feels like there is a lump in my throat. No cough or breathing trouble. Could it be in my windpipe?

Dr. John Chiu Dr. Chiu
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It feels like i inhaled a noodle and now it feels like there is a lump in my throat. No cough or breathing trouble. Could it be in my windpipe?

Doubtful: You will be choking and coughing if the noodle is in your windpipe. However if the lump sensation persists for more than 24 hours, check with your doctor. ...Read more

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I have a recurring sore throat/ sore neck that feels like throbbing or pulsing on the left side near my Adam's apple. It starts as a sore throat or feeling like my throat is swollen and then becomes a pulsing in my neck or a feeling like something is popp

I have a recurring sore throat/ sore neck that feels like throbbing or pulsing on the left side near my Adam's apple. It starts as a sore throat or feeling like my throat is swollen and then becomes a pulsing in my neck or a feeling like something is popp

ENT evaluation: Your symptoms need to be assessed by an ENT specialist to start with, several structures in the neck need to be evaluated, you might nred imaging studies as well, ask your doctor for referral or check for yourself, goodluck ...Read more

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Feel a small lump under chin. Is it my lymph nodes that are there? I have a fever and feel like its swollen

Feel a small lump under chin. Is it my lymph nodes that are there? I have a fever and feel like its swollen

Submental node: Yes there are lymph nodes under the chin. You may have lymphadenitis or an oral infection. ...Read more

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Is there a reason it constantly feels like there is a lump in the back of my throat?

Is there a reason it constantly feels like there is a lump in the back of my throat?

Throat lump: One of the more common problems that causes this problem is reflux. Reflux is pretty common and reflux to the voice box, which is called laryngopharyngeal reflux (lpr). This is one of the hallmark symptom. In order to be sure, you should really have someone take a look at it to make sure it isn't something more serious. ...Read more

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I have a sore on the tip of my tongue and I've had a fever, sweats . Feels like there is a lump in my throat. I also have pain in my ears?

I have a sore on the tip of my tongue and I've had a fever, sweats . Feels like there is a lump in my throat. I also have pain in my ears?

Sore, fever, sweat: it is hard hard to know for certain why these symptoms without more history and a physical exam, but an acute viral illness can present itself like that ...Read more

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It feels like a "lump" in right side of throat just behind my tongue. Its been like this for a few weeks now?

It feels like a "lump" in right side of throat just behind my tongue. Its been like this for a few weeks now?

ENT evaluation: This can represent several possibilities including cyst, lymphoid tissue or perhaps most concerning a primary tongue or head/neck malignancy. Should you have a smoking or alcohol use history this would increase your risk for malignancy. This lump should be seen by your primary doctor or an otolaryngologist (ENT) physician. A proper physical exam and history is highly reccomended. ...Read more

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I feel like I have a lump in my food pipe in the middle of my chest below my pectorals it isn't very painful feels like it moves up and sometimes?

I feel like I have a lump in my food pipe in the middle of my chest below my pectorals it isn't very painful  feels like it moves up and sometimes?

Esophageal spasm: This may be one of a few things, from a spasm of the esophageal musculature to a hiatal hernia, to a condition know as globus hystericus. Bottom line is this should be evaluated by a gastroenterologist, and may require some further testing including a barium swallow or endoscopy. He may first try a brief course of an antispasmodic medication before more invasive testing is done. ...Read more

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Occasionally I will have a churning feeling in my stomach, there is no burning in my esophagus, but I feel like there is a pill stuck in my throat?

Occasionally I will have a churning feeling in my stomach, there is no burning in my esophagus, but I feel like there is a pill stuck in my throat?

May be reflux: Globus sensation (something stuck in the throat) can be seen with reflux (even without heartburn), as well as problems of the throat, tonsils, pharynx, voice box (larynx), etc. See your doc first; maybe an ENT to look around, scans to check the nearby areas that can't be visualized, or a GI doc to check for reflux after that., . ...Read more

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I have a sore throat and feels like a lump in neck My lymph nodes are swollen and hurt to the touch theres a large mass of bumps it hurts to swallow?

Acute Pharyngitis: it sounds like you may have an acute process going on. It is either by viral or bacterial.. it is hard hard for me to tell you which it is without being examined . however if you have school age children it could possibly be step. I highly recommend you go to urgent care for a quick strep test and if + you will be treated . if - , they will wait for culture results . ...Read more

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I have a swollen gland in my throat on one side and it's painful it feel like someone is stabbing my throat an there's a pain in my neck as what is it?

I have a swollen gland in my throat on one side and it's painful it feel like someone is stabbing my throat an there's a pain in my neck as what is it?

Dr. can check throat: Throat discomfort can be from a strep throat infection (antibiotics are needed), a cold or influenza (antibiotics usually not used), or from some other cause such as allergies or irritants. Usually, a person sees the doctor if the throat is bothersome, recurrent, or doesn't go away quickly (mainly to check for strep). Throat lozenges and Tylenol (acetaminophen) or Motrin can help decrease pain. ...Read more

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I feel like there's a lump in my throat a little above my Adam's apple when I swallow about the size of a pill. Food hangs in that area as well. Help?

I feel like there's a lump in my throat a little above my Adam's apple when I swallow about the size of a pill. Food hangs in that area as well. Help?

Lump: If food is getting stuck there, it may be a narrowing or a pouch/hernia. Arrange for a scope of that area to see if there are any anatomical reasons for your symptoms. All the best. ...Read more