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Why does acid reflux cause globus sensation in throat?

Why does acid reflux cause globus  sensation  in throat?

Inflammation: Acid reflux can cause inflammation of tissues or irritation of the nerve endings in your upper airway/GI tract which can be perceived as a sensation of a lump in your throat. Sometimes depression or anxiety which are associated with pro-inflammatory states in your body can cause the same sensation. ...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


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Globus sensation in throat and whistling with exhalation. Voice a little hoarse. Chest x rays okay. PFT good. Lungs sound clear. Possible causes?

Globus sensation in throat and whistling with exhalation. Voice a little hoarse. Chest x rays okay. PFT good. Lungs sound clear. Possible causes?

Anxiety, GERD: Commend yourself for “Chest x rays okay, PFT good., Lungs sound clear” Globus is a feeling, as if you have a lump in your throat but there is no physical swallowing problem. It is due to or stress causing Anxiety, and may be associated with Acid Reflux from the stomach. whistling with exhalation is likely is due to mucus in Bronchi. See Psychiatrist for Diagnosis, Therapy for stress, Relaxation ...Read more

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For years have globus sensation in throat and can cough up mucus but it's still there, reflux no heartburn and sometimes can't fill lungs. Causes?

For years have globus sensation in throat and can cough up mucus but it's still there, reflux no heartburn and sometimes can't fill lungs. Causes?

Globus etc: Hi MelaniH~ you have REFLUX which is the central issue, because GE reflux while recumbent can cause gastric fluid to enter the esophagus and spill into the lungs. This will give you irritation in the esophagus and cause globus sensation and can cause irritable airways and lower respiratory obstruction witth asthma symptoms. See your doc. See a GI doc. get lung functions done, start asthma meds thx ...Read more

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What is globus? For throat? Doc on here uses that word but can't really google it to find right answer.

What is globus? For throat? Doc on here uses that word but can't really google it to find right answer.

Lump: this is used to defined a lump. the term globus hystericus is used when someone feels a lump in his/her throat but the lump can not be found on physical examination ...Read more

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Felt globus in throat from stress. It went away but now I'm feeling sick. Is this related to tumor/cancer? or just a cold?

Felt globus in throat from stress. It went away but now I'm feeling sick. Is this related to tumor/cancer? or just a cold?

Tumor/cancer - NO!: There is absolutely no need to scare the pants of yourself - even a cold might be too severe a guess. But if you can't shake the worry, do have an exam - but learn from it! Ask how to gauge symptoms and about probabilities of causes for people your age and general condition. Don't panic by making extreme guesses. Pain from tumors doesn't come and go. It stays and grows. Rest, drink water, gargle. ...Read more

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3wks of Globus-like throat, and 5days of a swollen R-side chin bump, sft, nickel-sized, and painful. No fever but receding gums. What can this be?

3wks of Globus-like throat, and 5days of a swollen R-side chin bump, sft, nickel-sized, and painful. No fever but receding gums. What can this be?

Throat: May be two things. Globus can come from dryness and acid reflux. The chin bump may be a pimple or an infected sebaceous cyst, less likely dental related infection. You should see your doctor for the bump as you may require antibiotics. Warm compresses may help for now ...Read more

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Can seasonal allergies cause globus hysteria and sore throat and slight ear pain..

Can seasonal allergies cause globus hysteria and sore throat and slight ear pain..

Seasonal allergies: In extreme conditions one can develop globus hystericus as well as sore throat and ear ache from the mucus produced from the allergies ...Read more

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Can i take robaxin (methocarbamol) for globus throat spasms?

Can i take robaxin (methocarbamol) for globus throat spasms?

May not work: Methacarbamol (robaxin), a centrally acting anti-spasmodic medication ("muscle relaxer") with zero direct activity on muscles. In simple terms, it tricks the brain to trick the body. It is one of the safer anti-spasmodic agents and ideally only used for short term treatment of musculoskeletal disorders such as sprains. In refractory cases of globus spasm, the choice is at the discretion of the dr. ...Read more

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