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It actually feels as though there is a lump in my throat. It hurts to swallow, but not sore throat hurt. What could be the cause?

It actually feels as though there is a lump in my throat. It hurts to swallow, but not sore throat hurt.  What could be the cause?

Reflux: One of the most common reasons my patients complain of this symptom is acid reflux. A small bit of acid can come up when you lie flat and it causes swelling of the larynx. This causes the feeling that something is stuck in your throat. Avoid -spicy foods, eating late a night, acid foods. Try Prilosec otc for a couple of weeks and if it doesn't get better see an ent. ...Read more

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Dr. Barry Rosen
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Cancer (Definition)

Cancer is a group of diseases that is characterized by uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion of surrounding tissues that spread to other parts of the body. Cancer can begin anywhere in the body and is usually related to one or more genetic mutations that allow normal cells to become malignant by interfering with internal cellular control mechanisms, such as programmed cell death or by preventing ...Read more


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I have a sharp pain in my throat i think it's a sore throat i'm not sure the pain comes and goes but it hurts swallow and is swollen, what could it be?

I have a sharp pain in my throat i think it's a sore throat i'm not sure the pain comes and goes but it hurts swallow and is swollen, what could it be?

Sore Throat: Could be from a viral illness, post nasal drip, allergies it bacterial illness. Not all sore throats, in fact most of them, don really need antibiotics. Try salt water gargles, tylenol (acetaminophen) as needed for pain, zinc lozenges and increased fluids for the next few days. If it doesn't start turning around or if it worsens go see your doc to get it checked out. ...Read more

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Hi my throat hurts and its not a cold because i don't have a runny nose so what could it be and it feels like it is near the back of the throat ?

Hi my throat hurts and its not a cold because i don't have a runny nose so what could it be and it feels like it is near the back of the throat
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Sore throat: A sore throat without associated nasal congestion could be viral or bacterial. It's helpful to know if you have associated fever, abdominal pain, headache, or rash. You may benefit from a throat swab to screen for strep if the pain persists. Other causes for a sore throat could include postnasal drip and irritation from infection, allergies, or other causes for inflammation. ...Read more

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The right side of my neck, near the esophagus, is sore. It is not a sore throat like the kind you get when you have a cold. Rather it feels almost like I was punched in the neck.It is uncomfortable to swallow or yawn. What could this be?

The right side of my neck, near the esophagus, is sore. It is not a sore throat like the kind you get when you have a cold. Rather it feels almost like I was punched in the neck.It is uncomfortable to swallow or yawn. What could this be?

Gland? See a doctor.: Use HealthTap Prime or talk to your regular physician to get a diagnosis. A doctor will need to examine your neck in order to get to the bottom of this. It could be minor, but it could be a viral infection (with swollen glands), it could be irritation of the throat (laryngopharyngitis) from stuck food / fish bones, acid reflux, a thyroid problem, or any number of things. Get help soon, & good luck ...Read more

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Feeling discomfort in the stomach area. No stomach pain but got also a back pain. What could it be? Is it normal ? Should i be very concen?

Feeling discomfort in the stomach area. No stomach pain but got also a back pain. What could it be? Is it normal ? Should i be very concen?

More questions: There are more questions that need to be answered. You should seek medical advice, and an exam to clarify between all the possibilities. ...Read more

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I have a sore throat, headache, body aches, cough, ear ache, nausea and my neck hurts. The sore throat is the worst part. Even though I have a cough, could it be strep throat or is it a virus that will pass through?

I have a sore throat, headache, body aches, cough, ear ache, nausea and my neck hurts. The sore throat is the worst part. Even though I have a cough, could it be strep throat or is it a virus that will pass through?

URI: It is likely an upper respiratory infection with those constellation of symptoms. There is a remote possibility of strep but antibiotics are minimally help strep throat, they are only given to reduce the incidence of rheumatic fever and that depends on where you live and your ethnicity and socioeconomic status. See your Dr. if you are concerned. ...Read more

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I have green/brown bloody mucus in my throat. And it feels uncomfortable. It almost feels like a sore throat, but No cold. Could it be an infection ?

I have green/brown bloody mucus in my throat. And it feels uncomfortable. It almost feels like a sore throat, but No cold. Could it be an infection
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Throat problem: your description of your complaint sounds like a result of post nasal drainage and can be resolved usually with nasal saline rinses like a neti-pot you should be evaluated by a throat specialist to determine exactly what your issue actually is. ...Read more

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It feels like there is something in the back of my throat. It feels scratchy and almost like hair. Should I be concerned?

It feels like there is something in the back of my throat. It feels scratchy and almost like hair. Should I be concerned?

Pharyngitis: You may be coming down w/viral vs bacterial infection. Or maybe allergies are causing post-nasal drip to irritate throat via mouth breathing. Go see your family doc if worsens. We worry about difficulty breathing & swallowing. Short of that, watch for fever, cough, swollen glands, etc. ...Read more

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Could a disc problem at c7-t1 cause a feeling like there is something stuck in my throat. Also chest pain lately and it's hard to breathe it wakes me?

Could a disc problem at c7-t1 cause a feeling like there is something  stuck in my throat. Also chest pain lately and it's hard to breathe it wakes me?

Your symptoms: sound more like angina rather than cervical disc problem. Get to your doctor, because these symptoms could be early sign of heart disease. ...Read more

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Feel a lump sensation and tickle in throat. Could it be due to allergies?

Feel a lump sensation and tickle in throat. Could it be due to allergies?

It's possible: Food allergies can lead to throat itching and swelling that may feel like a lump within minutes to hours after ingesting a food a person is allergic to. Other possibilities are post nasal drip from environmental allergies or possibly from sinus infection drainage. If symptoms improve with antihistamine that is suggestive of allergy. If persists or worsens, a doctor can help sort it out. ...Read more

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I can see my epilgoltis in the back of my throat and it feels like I have something stuck in throat could it be infected?

I can see my epilgoltis in the back of my throat and it feels like I have something stuck in throat could it be infected?

Possibly; see an MD: I recommend seeing an md asap. The epiglottis can indeed become infected, and at worst can become so swollen that it obstructs the airway. If it is infected, it is usually very treatable with antibiotics and steroids, but you need a proper diagnosis first. ...Read more

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What could it be if yo have sharp pain in your throat, and it burns sometimes and looks like a white dot in your tonsile?

Soore throat: The pain in your throat may be due to an infection.The white spot could be part of a viral infection. Check with your doctor though to make sure he doent have a strep throat. ...Read more

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I have a pain in my throat but my throat is not sore. I feel its inflammed also. What could it be?

Vague symptoms: Your conflicting symptoms may be from many causes including globus, acid reflux or true neoplasm. See ENT for complete exam and work up. ...Read more

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Soreness in throat. Feels like soreness from sinus drainage but only is in 1certain spot. What could it be?(feels swollen like strep but doesn't hurt)

Seasonal flu: Seasonal flu it is very common viral infection. Usually the condition resolves on its own with home care. Drink water and get a good rest. If there is no improvement or sore throat is severe or lasts longer than another week, or you are getting joint pain; see your pcp for evaluation. For headache as an abortive NSAID otc. Hope it helps. ...Read more

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I have a foul odor in my nostrils what can it be. It feels like it goes through my throat as well?

I have a foul odor in my nostrils what can it be. It feels like it goes through my throat as well?

Sinus issue: This could be because of stagnation or infection in one of your sinuses. You could try OTC decongestants or even a Nety bottle type irrigation. If you have pain or fever then check with your family doctor or an ENT doctor. The sinuses drain backwards down your throat and that might be why you note this at that point. Another possibility is GI reflux. ...Read more

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Why would the doctor say I have a gum infection that is spreading to my throat which is making my throat red and sore but to me it feels like strep?

Why would the doctor say I have a gum infection that is spreading to my throat which is making my throat red and sore but to me it feels like strep?

VIRAL INFECTION:: Most probably you have viral infection of the oral cavity which is causing gingivitis (gum infection) and also upper respiratory/throat infection. Strep doesn't cause gum infection usually. ...Read more

Dr. Ejiro Isiorho
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Burning Sensation (Definition)

A burning sensation can be descriptive of nerve pain, some variations of migraine, and even central brain problems after a stroke. Have heard this said associated with phantom limb syndrome, reflex sympatheric dystrophy, and trigeminal neuralgia. Other patients might say ...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