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Lump in my throat could it be globus hystericus?

Lump in my throat could it be globus hystericus?

Need more info: The sensation of a lump in the throat without any actual physical obstruction or problem. Sometimes there is a dismotility issue. Usually the idea is that there is nothing physically wrong but it because of anxiety or depression and this is the person's manner of expressing their symptom (somatizing). See your doctor as a first step to rule out other cause and to get assistance. 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


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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

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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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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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Lately I have the feeling that something is stuck or caught in my throat when nothing is there. Is this globus hysteria? What should I do?

Probably not: Globus hystericus is a feeling of something in your throat when everything else as a possible cause has been effectively ruled out. More commonly, this could be the first sign of gastroesophageal reflus, or gerd. You should see either an ENT and/or a GI doc to find out if there is anything causing this feeling. ...Read more