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Have been to dtr 2 this week. Thought I was having a heart attack. Everything is normal with heart. Now I feel a lump in throat and middle of chest?

Have been to dtr 2 this week. Thought I was having a heart attack. Everything is normal with heart. Now I feel a lump in throat and middle of chest?

What did the doc say: This sounds like an anxiety problem or maybe depression. Did the doc say to see a cardiologist ? Have you been treated for this before? Make sure that the symptoms are not cardiac and then if negative do not put off treatment of anxiety disorder ...Read more

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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


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My 17 year son has o lump in throat chest dosent hurt just uncortable he says?

My 17 year son has o lump in throat chest dosent hurt just uncortable he says?

See your doctor: You sould see your doctor. This lump needs to be palpated by your doctor and he/she needs to be able to put the rest of your symptoms in perspective. ...Read more

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Lump in throat and pain in chest when breathe is this anxtiey?

Lump in throat and pain in chest when breathe is this anxtiey?

Anxiety: what you describe sounds like anxiety but without seeing you and doing a history and physical exam that's of limited value. What does your doctor tell you? ...Read more

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I have an odd sensation between my breasts/center of my chest. Almost as if there is something in there. Lump in throat also. Gas? Anxiety?

Could be either, or: Even reflux esophagitis. I suggest seeing your family physician to begin workup. Also if you have ongoing anxiety, psychotherapy is a powerful part of treatment -- as in not relying on the zoloft alone. Lump in throat is common in anxiety as well, but people have been known to have both anxiety and reflux. ...Read more

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Chest pain, lump in throat feeling, and flushed/burning sensation in cheeks? Weeks ago, had chest pain, hot flash feeling, numb right arm. 26/female.

Chest pain, lump in throat feeling, and flushed/burning sensation in cheeks? Weeks ago, had chest pain, hot flash feeling,  numb right arm. 26/female.

See your Dr.: If no worrisome family or personal history, could be thyroid issue, but need exam and testing to be sure is not heart-related, or GI source which would need different treatment. If symptoms worsen, go to er for evaluation asap. ...Read more

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Healthy, 41y.o. with lower chest pain and lump-in-throat, discomfort swallowing, day after eating fast-hot temp meal. No gastro.probs. Just heartburn?

Healthy, 41y.o. with lower chest pain and lump-in-throat, discomfort swallowing, day after eating fast-hot temp meal. No gastro.probs. Just heartburn?

Needs workup : Discomfort during swallowing always requires thorough gastrointestinal evaluation, usually endoscopy, to exclude serious conditions. Would not assume "no gastro problems" without further testing. ...Read more

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Went to the ER for back/chest discomfort/dizzy/lump in throat. Dr said EKG looked great. Prescribed Xanax for anxiety. Still having pain. Still worry?

Went to the ER for back/chest discomfort/dizzy/lump in throat. Dr said EKG looked great. Prescribed Xanax for anxiety. Still having pain. Still worry?

If heart is: healthy would encourage you to see your primary care doctor for a more thorough assessment to check for any other medical causes of these symptoms. If that workup is also negative, would encourage you to see a psychiatrist or psychologist for help with your anxiety. ...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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Sharp center chest pressure, pressure radiates some, shooting arm pain, throat&chest tight, cold sweat, lump in throat?, arms feel tingly, tired, scared

Sharp center chest pressure, pressure radiates some, shooting arm pain, throat&chest tight, cold sweat, lump in throat?, arms feel tingly, tired, scared

WOW: You have good reason to be scared. Please call your family physician asap and make an appointment. If he/she is not available go to nearest hospital er. ...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