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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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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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Lump in throat 10 years painless and mobil Had a very night sweat not severe it feels like my body on the Inside is hot. No fever Could it be serious?

Lump in throat 10 years painless and mobil Had a very night sweat not severe it feels like my body on the Inside is hot. No fever Could it be serious?

Doesn't sound: So yet. Symptoms are vague and sounds like the "lump" is coincidental and not associated. Keep track of any progression of symptoms to inform your doctor ...Read more

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Felt "out of it" for a week. Been to doc twice. Sore/stiff neck. Lump in throat feeling when swallowing. No fever. What is it?

Felt "out of it" for a week. Been to doc twice. Sore/stiff neck. Lump in throat feeling when swallowing. No fever. What is it?

Virus maybe: It may be a virus or the common cold. If you are coughing up colored stuff or have white spots on your tonsils and have a fever you may need antibiotics. Drink plenty of fluids not beer or alcohol. If lump persists see an ENT doc. Feel better. ...Read more

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I have a bunch of little lumps down the back of my throat. This has been there for a week accompanied by flu symptoms. What are these bumps?

May be..: They may be lymphoid tissue similar to small tonsill like tissue. The can become slightly swollen and red with infection. But if they don't go away you should see your primary or ent ...Read more

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Varied sizes of small lumps in the back of throat, red and painless I'm worried that it could be the C word. No cold or flu symptoms, really scared! ?

Varied sizes of small lumps in the back of throat, red and painless I'm worried that it could be the C word. No cold or flu symptoms, really scared! ?

They are patches of: Lymph tissue, and are harmless. You do not have cancer. They are normal, more pronounced if your mouth or throat is irritated, but don't have to be ...Read more

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Small painless red bumps/lumps back of throat, no flu or cold symptoms. Realised I had them about a month ago. Could this be the C word? Is it serious

Small painless red bumps/lumps back of throat, no flu or cold symptoms. Realised I had them about a month ago. Could this be the C word? Is it serious

More ibfo: Really sounds like taste buds. Try to give more information and a better history. Do you smoke. If area continues to worry you. See your doctor ...Read more

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Four red painless bumps/lumps, back wall of throat. I don't have cold or flu symptoms. What could this be? I'm scared it's serious. I have bad anxiety

Four red painless bumps/lumps, back wall of throat. I don't have cold or flu symptoms. What could this be? I'm scared it's serious. I have bad anxiety

These are probably: Lymphoid patches, which are normal. Do you have postnasal drip? This would make them more prominent. If they enlarge, see your Dr, but I think these are nothing to worry about. ...Read more

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I have the flu-have been coughing for 3 days now. Everytime I swallow I feel like there's a huge lump in my throat-did I damage my vocal chords?

I have the flu-have been coughing for 3 days now. Everytime I swallow I feel like there's a huge lump in my throat-did I damage my vocal chords?

Not likely. . .: It's not likely that you damaged your vocal cord from coughing as long as you can talk & sing as you've always done. The throat is a fairly large area so it's difficult to figure out what's going on when you describe a lump w/o stating where on your throat. Most likely, you have a lump on one side of your jaw or the other, or perhaps one one side of the neck or the other, suggesting swollen glands. ...Read more

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I feel a growing painful lump in my throat to chest when I burp. Super painful. I recently had the flu and still have a bad cough what is it? It hurts

I feel a growing painful lump in my throat to chest when I burp. Super painful. I recently had the flu and still have a bad cough what is it? It hurts

Could be many things: Something like that could be an esophageal ulcer, polyp or just plain irritation. A gastroenterologist can perform an endoscopy and look for structural abnormalities. ...Read more

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Had 3-4 small red bumps/lumps back of throat for about a month. Painless, no flu or cold symptoms, top of mouth has a orangey tint. Is this lymphoid?

Had 3-4 small red bumps/lumps back of throat for about a month. Painless, no flu or cold symptoms, top of mouth has a orangey tint. Is this lymphoid?

Throat bumps: These signs are nonspecific and don't necessarily denote pathology. The bumps may be accentuated or prominent gland like structures related to mucus secretion. It is not uncommon for the palate to have different hues of color. If you still have concerns, have a throat examination by your physician or an otolaryngologist. ...Read more

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I recently got nasal flu vaccine and around 20 minutes after it I got this uncomfortable feeling in my throat which feels like a lump, is this normal?

I recently got nasal flu vaccine and around 20 minutes after it I got this uncomfortable feeling in my throat which feels like a lump, is this normal?

Symptom after fluvac: There are similar symptoms after nasal flu vaccine. Generally speaking as long as they are short-lived mild and not compromising for breathing or swallowing they tend to be not an issue. For next year I would mention this before receiving the same vaccine and have the office observe you for 30 minutes to an hour after the vaccination. ...Read more

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I have flu symptoms - started 4 days ago with sore throat, now got blocked runny nose, cough and nausea. Noticed I have a lump on top of my head?

I have flu symptoms - started 4 days ago with sore throat, now got blocked runny nose, cough and nausea. Noticed I have a lump on top of my head?

URI: Take the usual treatment for a URI. Bed rest, decongestant. Tylenol, Hot tea with honey. The lump may be unrelated. See if it goes away over the next few weeks. If persistent, see your doctor.

Best wishes. ...Read more

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Have lump in throat on right side bit dore to swalloe?

Have lump in throat on right side bit dore to swalloe?

See DR.: See doctor to examine throat and tonsil area. Do not delay since it can affect the airway also. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: lump in throat?

What is the definition or description of: lump in throat?

Throat lump (globus): 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, or even a mass. ...Read more

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I have a lump in throat sensation that happens regularly this past month. What can cause this feeling?

I have a lump in throat sensation that happens regularly this past month. What can cause this feeling?

Globus sensation: The sensation of having a lump in one's throat is called globus sensation. This is generally caused by inflammation in the throat, pharynx or larynx. The inflammation could be due to acid reflux or gerd. You can also have spasm which can cause this sensation. Sometimes this could result from anxiety disorder or depression. May also be due to an anatomic problem with larynx or vocal cords. ...Read more

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2nd- pain. Is constant and there is a lump in throat and when pain hits the lump feels larger, the pain wraps to left side of back and is extreme some?

2nd- pain. Is constant and there is a lump in throat and when pain hits the lump feels larger, the pain wraps to left side of back and is extreme some?

See doctor ASAP: Description sounds serious and may need immediate attention. Please see a doctor as zoos as possible or go to er. ...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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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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Does globus pharynges ever go away? It seems like its taking forever. Lump in throat feeling.

Does globus pharynges ever go away? It seems like its taking forever. Lump in throat feeling.

Globus: Depends on the cause. If its acid reflux, then diet changes and antacids would help. If it dehydration, then water. Uncommon it can be thyroid gland inflammation ...Read more

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I am experiencing lump in throat, it feels like there’s a tablet stuck, but there can’t be, I’ve drunk so much to try and flush whatever it is down?

Lump in throat: The experience of a lump in your throat can be associated with a number of symptoms. It sounds like you do not have anything actually stuck in your throat. Two common dx to go along with these symptoms are globus hystericus and GERD. Often times when acid refluxes into the larynx and pharyngeal area you can experience sensation of something in the back of your throat. Please f/u with your PCP. ...Read more

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What are causes of lump in throat and wheezing?

Various: A number of things can give the sensation of lump in throat and 'wheeze' including asthma, foreign body, allergies, tumor. Other causes exist as well. You need to look into this and consult a doctor. ...Read more

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My allergies causing lump in throat, what to do?

My allergies causing lump in throat, what to do?

Throat lump: This can be life threatening, please seek medical help immediately when it happens and carry an epinephrine auto injector, please consult an allergist asap ...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 being sick with a cough cause a lump in throat?

Can being sick with a cough cause a lump in throat?

Yes: A cough is likely a part of an upper respiratory tract infection, probably viral in nature. If the lump is inside your throat this could also be a strep tonsil infection. I would first recommend rest, plenty of fluids and you can also try gargling with salt water. If you get worse or not much better in a few days, I would seek medical advice. All the best. ...Read more

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Is it normal to feel a lump in throat after acdf surgery?

Is it normal to feel a lump in throat after acdf surgery?

Acdf: It is very normal to feel a lump in the throat after a ACDF surgery especially for the first few weeks. This should improve with time. ...Read more

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Is a feeling of a "lump in throat" associated with strep throat?

Is a feeling of a "lump in throat" associated with strep throat?

Throat lump: It can be associated with acid reflux and I see that you have heartburn and you smoke, which does not help it. The lump may also be from post nasal drip if you have nasal allergies. I will bet on acid reflux, you need to change your diet and stop smoking and maybe take some otc antacids. ...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

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