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Doctor insights on: Feeling Lump In Throat During Third Trimester Of Pregnancy

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Dr. Jeffrey Stevens
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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Past 3 days been feeling lump in throat when I swallow, been told its anxiety. I don't think it is, it happens when I'm not stressed?

Past 3 days been feeling lump in throat when I swallow, been told its anxiety. I don't think it is, it happens when I'm not stressed?

Probably not serious: Feeling a painless lump in the throat on swallowing is quite often a stress symptom in female patients. It is oftentimes described as "having a ball in my throat" (Globus pharyngis) If there is no difficulty swallowing normal size pieces of food (i.e. You don't have to cut your food into tiny pieces to swallow) it's is not likely there is anything serious causing it. See Wiki http://bit. Ly/1oi9joX ...Read more

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Been having a weird feeling past 8 months where my pulse / heart beat weaker in strength daily. I workout I don't feel pounding heart beat feeling. Lump in throat feeling nonstop. If no tumor in throat what can it be? Seen every kind of doc? Cancer?

Been having a weird feeling past 8 months where my pulse / heart beat weaker in strength daily. I workout I don't feel pounding heart beat feeling. Lump in throat feeling nonstop. If no tumor in throat what can it be? Seen every kind of doc? Cancer?

Increased vagal tone: I checked with other physicians on Global Rounds & received only 1 reply which made any sense: increased parasympathetic (vagal) tone. Type "symptoms of increased parasympathetic tone" in Google to see what I mean. It may also explain the asthma / reactive airway disease that was detected on PFTs: https://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pubmed/20044211. Trying to ID "causes of increased parasympathetic tone" ...Read more

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Lump in throat feeling due to stress and anxiety?

Lump in throat feeling due to stress and anxiety?

Possible: Globus sensation, which is the sensation of food stuck in through when under stress or anxiety happens to some people. The mechanism is unclear. ...Read more

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Can a cold or the flu cause post nasal drip and a lump in throat feeling?

Can a cold or the flu cause post nasal drip and a lump in throat feeling?

Cold/flu: Greetings. Yes, the flu can increase drainage to a thickened post nasal drainage that can create inflammation causing your "lump" sensation. ...Read more

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Biaxin (clarithromycin) xl safe third trimester? I have strep throat and allergic to penacilin.

Biaxin (clarithromycin) xl safe third trimester? I have strep throat and allergic to penacilin.

Category C: Which means: use with caution if benefits outweigh risks, your doctor won't harm you or your unborn baby, goodluck ...Read more

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What causes a feeling of a lump in throat when I'm sad?

The mind-body is one: The mind-body is one seamless energy system. Emotions can trigger physical responses. A lump in the throat is not an unusual response to sadness. ...Read more

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I have strange lump in throat feeling with asthma, what is this?

I have strange lump in throat feeling with asthma, what is this?

Get tested: Often there are other conditions that can worsen or even appear like asthma. Vocal cord dysfunction can be one of these. A spirometry test can be used to rule this out. It is a simple non-invasive test and can be done in your physician's office.
Get tested. Good luck, . ...Read more

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Reason for lump in throat feeling related to tight muscles?

Reason for lump in throat feeling related to tight muscles?

See a physician: Unfortunately this can't be answered through this forum - we need to be able to examine you to see where the lump is, whether it's internal or external, whether it's mobile or tender, etc. Good luck! ...Read more

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Could my wisdom teeth erupting be related to lump in throat feeling?

Could my wisdom teeth erupting be related to lump in throat feeling?

Yes but...: 38 yrs old id late for wisdom teeth to be "erupting". Your feeling still could be related to the teeth or wisdom teeth but not likely to the normal eruption of the wisdom teeth. ...Read more

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I have lost me sense of taste on Prilosec have lump in throat feeling and still it is not helping much. Is this GERD or something else?

I have lost me sense of taste on Prilosec have lump in throat feeling and still it is not helping much. Is this GERD or something else?

Globus & GERD: A lump in the back of the throat may be a manifestation of gerd. If you are having persistent symptoms despite maximal treatment with a proton pump inhibitor, you may wish to seek medical assistance. If you are also having typical reflux symptoms, you should see a GI doctor. If your only symptoms is the lump in your throat, you should seen an ENT physician first. Reflux testing may be needed. ...Read more

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Lump-in-throat feeling and lower oesoph. Discomfort after eating a hot meal 2 fast. Can food go down the wrong pipe to the lungs without you knowing?

Lump-in-throat feeling and lower oesoph. Discomfort after eating a hot meal 2 fast. Can food go down the wrong pipe to the lungs without you knowing?

Lump in throat: No. Food in the trachea would cause immediate, severe coughing. Far more dramatic than a lump in the throat. You are mauch more likely to have some issue with you esophagus/stomach. Eat slowly, try some pepto bismol (bismuth subsalicylate) for discomfort. See you primary care doc for an evaluation. (PS if you are taking a lot of ibuprofen, that might be the culprit.) ...Read more

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Can urgent care dr's order diagnostic tests or only PCPs? Have lump in throat feeling and virus, lump feeling getting worse, scared of throat closing.

Can urgent care dr's order diagnostic tests or only PCPs? Have lump in throat feeling and virus, lump feeling getting worse, scared of throat closing.

Pharyngitis: Any properly licensed physician can order diagnostic tests. It sounds like you have a garden variety viral pharyngitis. You likely just need an exam and may not need or get "diagnostic tests". Keep your throat moist, rest, stay warm. Don't get anxious. ...Read more

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Dr. James Krick
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Lump In Throat (Definition)

This is a general term describing a symptom, not a disease/disorder. The medical description is globus sensation. It can occur by simply crying (temporary), but if persistent, can indicate something more concerning like esophageal reflux, muscle spasm, iron deficiency, ...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