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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
Probably not: Globus sensation can be caused by several different possibilities. Gastroesophageal reflux is a common cause , however, h pylori gastritis is not. I would treat the gerd aggressively and see if the globus sensation improves. I recommend that patients undergo an egd (stomach scope) to rule out any underlying conditions such as a peptic ulcer, esophagitis or hiatal hernia. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What could I take to relieve globus sensation ? I did a endoscopy Month ago didn't show anything. I can't take it anymore feel like lump stuck
This must be: FRUSTRATING. Many experts believe globus is the result of incoordination of the swallowing muscles. Many muscles are involved with swallowing; they must tense and relax in the correct sequence for swallowing to occur normally. Stomach acid from reflux may aggravate, as can stress, fatigue, post-nasal drainage. Treat underlying aggravant/stress/anxiety; speech therapists can do physiotherapy. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My constant globus sensation is getting worse, driving me insane. Dr having me try keflex b4 more tests. It's been over a month. Is it risky to wait?
I have had globus sensation for about a week now and a coworker noticed that my Lt tonsil is enlarged. I do have a history of tonsil stones.
Asymmetric tonsils: We do not know your age or social history regarding tobacco and alcohol use. You are reporting no dysphagia but globus with asymmetric enlargement of tonsil which may be gradual. I strongly recommend consulting an ENT, as this finding to me is suspicious for neoplasm until proven otherwise. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
For globus sensation that is caused by post-nasal drip, once the drip goes away, how long can the globus sensation typically last after that?
Varies: Making the assumption that the sensation is actually the result of the pnd, it will depend upon the duration of the PND and the degree of inflammation it has produced. The rate of resolution will also depend upon your health, underlying medical issues, etc. If it lasts longer than two or three weeks suggest you get examined by an ENT doctor. May not be due to the pnd. ...Read more
I am 54y old. when lying down or leaning forward I have globus sensation and need to cough up. I use Nasonex, (mometasone) and medications for LPreflux didn't help?
Perhaps see ENT/GI: If treatments for postnasal drip and gastroesophageal reflux did not help, it may be time to see either an otolaryngologist (ear-nose-throat physician) or a gastroenterologist to have a look with a fiberoptic camera and see what is going on. Which you should see depends on your symptoms; a primary care physician or HealthTap Prime or Concierge physician should be able to guide you. ...Read more
Globus sensation, acid reflux, had gastroscopy, said everything is fine, LES open a tiny bit, keep taking lanzoprazole, feeling worse now. why?
Medication effects: Lansoprazole is not for immediate relief of heartburn symptoms. It can have side effects, more so if taken for more than one year. It does not help Globus sensation which is likely due to stress causing Anxiety due to Relationship problems, breakups, work and finances. Avoid •Caffeine •Alcohol •Smoking •See Gastroenterologist for Lansoprazole side effects, •Psychiatrist for Anxiety, Medication ...Read more
If my globus sensation /dysphagia went away after a little over a month, can I feel assured that it isn't esophageal cancer? Would it come and go?
How do u tell difference between dysphagia & globus sensation? The lump is constant and occasionally feels encroaching higher. W/ and w/o heartburn.
Dysphagia vs. Globus: That's simple actually. Dysphagia means what the latin roots suggest dysfunction in swallowing. So someone with dysphagia has trouble getting food from the mouth to esophagus, often gets food or liquid in the airway and has coughing spells. Globus is the sensation of something being perpetually (or intermittently) stuck in the throat and or fullness in the throat not specifically related to food. ...Read more
What can I do on my own to alleviate globus sensation from anxiety? Dr said will be weeks b4 celexa (citalopram) works. Prilosec & relaxation haven't worked.
Neck u/s done 4 globus sensation showed borderline enlarged thyroid, suggests underlying thyroiditis. Is it cause of globus? Is serious? Labs normal
Test results: An important part of tests (ultra-sound, etc) is understandable feedback and recommendations - incl "Don't worry". Ask about anything you'd worry about otherwise. Normal labs are good and suggest it's not serious but thyroiditis might call for check-ups from time to time. Ask. Best! ...Read more
Saw ENT who insisted my 2+month globus sensation problem is due to acid. I have GERD history but NOT currently having any acid issue. Is that strange?
Maybe silent reflux: In some people, whether with or without heartburn ("silent reflux") stomach contents with acid can regurgitate to your throat. This causes laryngitis, an asthma-like picture, and may contribute to globus. Not all gerd patients are so affected by this scenario, which is also known as LPR (laryngeal-pharyngeal reflux). ...Read more
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
Felt globus sensation in throat from stress, started coughing cuz throat tickled. Is this related to a tumor?
Is there a connection between tonsil stones, bad breath and persistent globus sensation? (The globus is not bc of swollen tonsils etc- it is deeper).
Perhaps: Please see your Dentist to rule out a dental cause for your ad breath. Please see ENT to evaluate tonsils (which may be cause of bad breath) and to try to determine why you have what you describe as a globes sensation (something swollen in throat). You need these two different physical examinations to diagnose your problem. ...Read more
GERD: Heart burn & globus sensation can be in both Hiatal Hernia and Gastro-Esophageal Reflux Disorder(GERD) Other symptoms of Hiatal Hernia are- bloated feeling after eating, belching, difficulty swallowing, chest or abdominal pain, vomiting blood or passing black stools or shortness of breath. See Gastroenterologist for Diagnosis, discuss endoscopy; have Treatment. See Psychiatrist for stress. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My symptom is globus sensation and back/chest pain with swallowing. Dr ordered upper GI series, but why did he also include small bowel follow thru?
Abd pain: It is best to check out the entire GI system. It is part of a COMPLETE evaluation. ...Read more
I have globus sensation and wheezing. Pulmonologist said wheezing is psychogenic. ENT said globus psychogenic too. How can anxiety cause a wheeze?
Anxiety is amazing!: Anxiety has been found guilty of nearly every bad thing on the books. It often makes you more sensitive to what you's barely notice or imitates problems or releases chemicals that cause symptoms in many systems w/out the usual disease-type cause. Breathing is very involved in stress, panic, fear so breath oddities make sense. If it is gone totally at times, it's less likely to be disease.Try CBT. ...Read more
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