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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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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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Feeling of lump in throat. Take Nexium (esomeprazole) 40mg once daily for acid, can I take 2 and will it ease this lump? What other options can I try of not!

Feeling of lump in throat. Take Nexium (esomeprazole) 40mg once daily for acid, can I take 2 and will it ease this lump? What other options can I try of not!

Anxiety, Stress: Feeling of lump in the throat and acid are likely due to
stresses of relationships with unresolved conflicts and feelings, stresses of school, work, and finances.
These stresses can cause anxiety.
Alcohol can make acidity worse.
Increasing Nexium (esomeprazole) to 2 tablets/day will not be beneficial for anxiety.
Please see your physician for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Lump feeling in throat. On and off for several weeks. Noticed increase in mucous in throat as well. Lump feeling really noticeable when turning head. Sometimes feeling will go away then come back hours or day or two later. No other symptoms.

Lump feeling in throat. On and off for several weeks. Noticed increase in mucous in throat as well. Lump feeling really noticeable when turning head. Sometimes feeling will go away then come back hours or day or two later. No other symptoms.

Tender lump: Tender lump under skin or feeling in throat is usually a swollen lymph node or an infected sweat and gland. Rarely is it due to a mass/tumor. See you MD as this could be a virus (ie, mono) or other issue depending on your risks. ...Read more

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Can anybody give me advice about lump on neck and feeling of lump in throat making it feel weird/hard to breath?

Can anybody give me advice about lump on neck and feeling of lump in throat making it feel weird/hard to breath?

See an ENT: If you have these symptoms, particularly the airway symptom, you should see an ENT. Many possibilities, some serious. ...Read more

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I am experiencing lump feeling in throat when i swallow. I dnt feel anything when i wake up. Later on during the day i start feeling it. No pain at all. I can swallow food and drink normally. I am passing thru a tough period and always stressful.

I am experiencing  lump feeling in throat when i swallow. I dnt feel anything when i wake up. Later on during the day i start feeling it. No pain at all. I can swallow food and drink normally. I am passing thru a tough period and always stressful.

? Globus: This could be due to globus given report of stress. However, definitive diagnosis requires an evaluation to exclude other causes of similar symptoms including GERD and an esophageal motility disorder, as well as several other conditions. Why don't you go see your regular doctor as he or she may be able to reassure you it is not something more serious ...Read more

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On/off lump feeling in throat when stressed. When I'm not, I feel it when I swallow if I focus. Is this cancer/tumor? Scared..

On/off lump feeling in throat when stressed. When I'm not, I feel it when I swallow if I focus. Is this cancer/tumor? Scared..

Hermanita, at your..: ...age it would be very unlikely to have throat or esophageal cancer. Many things can cause the symptoms you describe, including anxiety, so I suggest you visit your doctor for a full evaluation. If you use tobacco products or drink in excess, stop now. Saludos boricuas. ...Read more

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Lots of bodily problems gradually since December. Seen many doctors. Believed it to be HIV but 7 tests and more over 6 months and specialists suggest that is not the case. Lump feeling in throat when turning left and swallowing. Lots of rashes.

Lots of bodily problems gradually  since December. Seen many doctors. Believed it to be HIV but 7 tests and more over 6 months and specialists suggest that is not the case.  Lump feeling in throat when turning left and swallowing. Lots of rashes.

ENT: Have you consulted an ENT specialist re. your throat? I don't know what you meant by lots of bodily problems and thus more details are needed. If you have trouble swallowing, a GI evaluation should be included. As for the rash, does it itch or burn? ...Read more

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Lump feeling in throat. On and off for several weeks. Noticed increase in mucous in throat as well. Lump feeling really noticeable when turning head. Sometimes feeling will go away then come back hours or day or two later. Sore throat at times. ?

Lump feeling in throat. On and off for several weeks. Noticed increase in mucous in throat as well. Lump feeling really noticeable when turning head. Sometimes feeling will go away then come back hours or day or two later. Sore throat at times.
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LPR: Laryngopharygeal reflux is when a small amount of acid comes up into the throat and irritates it. It is a common cause of dry tickle cough, chronic sore throat, lump in the the throat , post nasal drip, phlegm in the throat, and throat clearing. Many studies show it responds best to proton pump inhibitor rx (ie. Nexium, (esomeprazole) Prilosec, Dexilant) .Eat a low acid diet, minimize acid containing beverages. ...Read more

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Had an mri of head about a year ago would that have shown any signs of throat csncer? Have sore throat for 2 weeks and lump feeling in throat

Had an mri of head about a year ago would that have shown any signs of throat csncer? Have sore throat for 2 weeks and lump feeling in throat

Possibly: Even though your whole head or body goes into an MRI machine, the images and evaluation are focused on specific areas. Sometimes an abnormality in an adjacent area will be noticed by a radiologist, but an MRI of the head does not fully image the throat and neck. On the other hand, throat cancer is rare in non-smokers who do not use tobacco. See an ENT if you are worried!! ...Read more

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How to deal with constant feeling of lump in throat and chronic post nasal drip where you are always clearing your throat and always needing to spit up stuff?

How to deal with constant feeling of lump in throat and chronic post nasal drip where you are always clearing your throat and always needing to spit up stuff?

Possibly allergies: Your postnasal drip could be from allergies, or from a chronic sinusitis. If you know that you have allergies, you can try an antihistamine such as loratadine or cetirizine, both over the counter. You can also try an over the counter nasal steroid, which can help both allergies and a chronic sinusitis. IF not improving, see your doctor. ...Read more

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Been burping, feeling of lump in throat and sensation that their is backflow. Nexium (esomeprazole) not working. Could symptoms be more anxiety than actual reflux?

Been burping, feeling of lump in throat and sensation that their is backflow. Nexium (esomeprazole) not working. Could symptoms be more anxiety than actual reflux?

Possibly.: Anxiety can make reflux worse . I suggest that you go back to your doctor to discuss this and try another medication or adjust your dose. You also need to discuss the treatment for your anxiety. ...Read more

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ENT scope shows only minor redness on back of the voicebox. only symptoms lump feeling in throat, post nasal drip. What could this be other than LPR?

ENT scope shows only minor redness on back of the voicebox. only symptoms lump feeling in throat, post nasal drip.  What could this be other than LPR?

LPR common cause: The commonest finding in fiber optic or laryngeal exam is redness of mucosa of posterior vocal cords,is a strong suggestion of reflux,post nasal drip is also a strong contender,however if symptoms persists,evaluation by a gastroenterologist,to rule out esophageal disease, ...Read more

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Can chronic post nasal drip cause gagging and lump feeling in throat off and on? Ent not sure if if that or lpr I forgot to tell him about sinus heada

Can chronic post nasal drip cause gagging and lump feeling in throat off and on? Ent not sure if if that or lpr I forgot to tell him about sinus heada

Sinus: It could be a sinus infection.. An intermittent lump in the throat is called globus which is more often attributed to anxiety. ...Read more

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cramp like pain on ribs/breast & other pains; lump feeling in throat that feels like something is in back/chest; weird abdmn noise; uppr bk discomfort

cramp like pain on ribs/breast & other pains; lump feeling in throat that feels like something is in back/chest; weird abdmn noise; uppr bk discomfort

Problems: Please take these problems to your doctor and the many issues will be found and explained. You likely will be rereed to a specialist or two.

Please take your mother with you if you can. ...Read more

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Lump feeling in throat at trachea after 2 pm and subside at 9pm, bending my head downwards causes suffocation, TSH 0.69, lengthy talk ignites uneasynes?

Lump feeling in throat at trachea after 2 pm and subside at 9pm, bending my head downwards causes suffocation, TSH 0.69, lengthy talk ignites uneasynes?

Unsure: Check the normal range for your reference lab but for ours it is normal. If you are having sob you should have an ultrasound of the thyroid. Sob with thyroid enlargement is an indication for surgery. If your voice is off you should have it examined by an otolaryngologist. ...Read more

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No heartburn or difficultly swallowing. Do have lump feeling, sore throat and once in a while sour taste. Not a cold. GERD?

No heartburn or difficultly swallowing. Do have lump feeling, sore throat and once in a while sour taste. Not a cold. GERD?

Maybe..: While the sour taste and sore throat suggest GERD, gastroesophageal reflux disease, the lump is a little out of the ordinary. Your doctor may want to consider an endoscopy of barium study. ...Read more

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Did a breathing test today all tests were 80s to 100s % Range overall good. Small airway was 72 is that bad? Is it normal to get your heart rate up and pulse and not feel pounding heart beat in chest? Scared for a year Lump feeling throat weak pulse.

Did a breathing test today all tests were 80s to 100s % Range overall good. Small airway was 72 is that bad? Is it normal to get your heart rate up and pulse and not feel pounding heart beat in chest? Scared for a year Lump feeling throat weak pulse.

Normal: Your spirometry results appear ok. Many people with rapid heart rates do not feel palpitations or forceful beat. Lump sensation in the throat is quite characteristic of anxiety. If your blood pressure, heart rhythm and heart rate are all normal, I doubt that you have a truly weak pulse. You should consider stress management therapy which I feel will relieve your symptoms. Discuss this with your MD ...Read more

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L-ear pain, feeling of lump in throat on l-side, headache stiff neck&shoulders, jaw pain once in a while pcp said can't feel anything but neck is stiff?

L-ear pain, feeling of lump in throat on l-side, headache stiff neck&shoulders, jaw pain once in a while pcp said can't feel anything but neck is stiff?

Get evaluated: Neck stiffness associated with infection must always be evaluated immediately. Meningitis from bacterial, viral and fungal causes can occur. ...Read more

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GI problem seem cause my sore throat, throat clearing, feeling of lump in throat, difficulty breathing & swallow. Can it cause severe chest pain too?

GI problem seem cause my sore throat, throat clearing, feeling of lump in throat, difficulty breathing & swallow. Can it cause severe chest pain too?

Yes, reflux can: Cause significant chest pain. In fact that is the origin of the term heartburn. On the other hand, not all chest pain in people with GERD is GI in origin. If in doubt, go to ER or an urgent care, if this is unlike anything you've experienced before and is accompanied by shortness of breath, cardiac issues need to be checked for and ruled out. ...Read more

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Doctor on here diagnosed me with Cardioneurosis. With all the tests I've done. Ruled out heart doc / lung / gastro / ent . Lump feeling in throat and heart strength weak? But did a broncho and ent checked no tumor. So how do I treat? Driving me crazy

Doctor on here diagnosed me with Cardioneurosis. With all the tests I've done. Ruled out heart doc / lung / gastro / ent . Lump feeling in throat and heart strength weak? But did a broncho and ent checked no tumor. So how do I treat? Driving me crazy

Consider CBT: A course of cognitive-behavioral therapy focused on restructuring your thinking about your overall health -- even if it turns out that there's something minor with the heart. If your exercise tolerance is reasonably normal and you passed the basic heart tests, your heart's okay. Consider also a lifestyle change -- hitting the gym hard, making friends with athletes -- could cure you. ...Read more

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