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Feels like a lump in my throat when i swallow or post nasal drip for last few months. Also, while looking at throat, tongue cramped like a muscle?

Feels like a lump in my throat when i swallow or post nasal drip for last few months. Also, while looking at throat, tongue cramped like a muscle?

Globus: Sounds like something we call "globus" or the sensation of having a lump in the throat. It could be post-nasal drip or something else. Best to see an ENT and let them take a look with a laryngoscope. ...Read more

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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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My brother hasent been feeling well. He says that it feels like a lump in his throat and that it takes along time to swallow. What could it be?

My brother hasent been feeling well. He says that it  feels like a lump in his throat and that it takes along time to swallow. What could it be?

See a doctor: It could be a number of things but the most fear is a mass affecting his swallowing. He needs to see his physician to get this evaluated. He might need imaging and possibly referral to an ENT if needed. ...Read more

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Treating a Sore Throat (Checklist)

Stay hydrated
Once
Drink warm or cold fluids, whatever feels better
Once
Try acetaminophen or ibuprofen to relieve symptoms
Once
Avoid spicy or acidic foods
Once
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I'm having intense pain between my shoulders when I swallow and there's like a lump in my throat. What causes this?

I'm having intense pain between my shoulders when I swallow and  there's like a lump in my throat. What causes this?

Esophagus: Something is causing pressure or inflammation on the upper esophagus. I would immediately see your primary care doctor and let him make the recomendation who to see if he feels he can't manage you. Be sure you get treated and releived quickly and not put off thorough investigation. ...Read more

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Treating a Sore Throat (Checklist)

Stay hydrated
Daily
Gargle with salt water
Daily
See your doctor if you have a fever over 101.5F or can't swallow
Once
See your doc if you can't open your mouth well or turn your neck well
Once
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What feels like an irritating discomforting lump on right side of throat when I swallow for 2 weeks. Also have a cough but the lump developed first?

What feels like an irritating discomforting lump on right side of throat when I swallow for 2 weeks. Also have a cough but the lump developed first?

ENT: It is important for you to consult with an ENT doctor to assess, what if anything the lump in your throat is. It could be a post nasal drip, enlarged tonsil to a tumor or growth which is more serious. Do it asap. ...Read more

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Treating a Sore Throat (Checklist)

Gargle with salt water
Daily
Take ibuprofen
3x day
Drink cool fluids
5x day
See your doctor
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Feels like there's a lump in my throat after I eat when i swallow?

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

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. ...Read more

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