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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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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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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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I have had what feels like a lump in the back of my throat, makes me feel nashious for two weeks now. I can't swallow it. Is it serious or nuisance?

I have had what feels like a lump in the back of my throat, makes me feel nashious for two weeks now. I can't swallow it. Is it serious or nuisance?

Try antihistamine: Can be a common symptom after URI or allergic-type pharyngitis with swollen mucosa. Try otc fexofenidine once daily for a few days and if you do, stop smoking. Should clear within a few days but if not see your doctor. ...Read more

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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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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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