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In articles about Globus Pharyngeus (/Globus hystericus) I keep reading that a mild hoarseness can be an accompanying symptom, how does it cause that?
Irritation of larynx: The larynx houses your vocal box, and irritation and inflammation can cause hoarseness. With regard to globus pharyngeus, a primary culprit often includes reflux that irritates the tissues in the larynx. Constant throat clearing may also impact one's voice by irritating the larynx. ...Read more
Are there blood test or ultra sounds to see if u have globus pharyngeus? Have what feels like a lump in throat directly under chin to the right.
Sure: Globus hystericus is also called by other names including globus sensation or globus pharyngis. It literally means a feeling of having a lump in your throat or some obstruction which may feel like you are choking. Other people may feel pain in their throat and chest. When no underlying medical conditions can be found for these sensations it is labeled as a psychiatric condition related to anxiety, . ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Globus hystericus: Swallowing is complex act. Stress, anxiety, or full panic attacks can cause some people to feel tightness in the throat -- or feel as if something is stuck in the throat. This is called globus hystericus. This is not a complete diagnosis in itself, but is a symptom only. Because many physical problems may also lead to a similar sensation, it's important to be examined so these can be ruled out. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See pcp: It is an outdated term meaning having the sensation of "a lump in one's throat" when there there is none. See your pcp to make sure there is no medical cause for this feeling. This may also be a nervous tic or symptom of anxiety. Discuss treatment options with your pcp who knows your medical history. Take care. ...Read more
Swelling: LPR causes that "lump" sensation due to the swelling and inflammation in the back surface of the larynx which encroaches on the entrance to the upper esophagus for swallowing. You can take Prilosec as long as necessary under the guidance of your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer