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Dr. Milton Alvis Jr
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Acid Reflux (Definition)

Technically called GERD, acid reflux is the presence of acidic stomach contents in the esophagus. The acid irritates the esophagus causing heartburn symptoms. The regurgitation or reflux can vary greatly as can the symptoms. Blocking stomach acid with medications can alleviate the burning but medication cannot stop the reflux. Complicated GERD requires surgical treatment ...Read more


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Had acid reflux in back of throat for a couple of weeks. Now have a feeling of a lump at back of throat. Could acid have damaged my throat ?

Had acid reflux in back of throat for a couple of weeks. Now have a feeling of a lump at back of throat. Could acid have damaged my throat ?

Reflux: This is quite common with advanced reflux. It causes a foreign body sensation in the back of the throat which is called globus. It will take at least a few months of treatment with reflux meds to get better. You need to get the throat examined by an ENT doctor to ensure it is reflux before you begin treatment. Good luck and feel better. ...Read more

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I have acid reflux, and now got lump in throat. How to clear lump in throat ?

I have acid reflux, and now got lump in throat. How to clear lump in throat ?

LPR : Laryngopharygeal reflux is when a small amount of acid comes up into the throat and irritates it. It is a common cause of dry tickle cough, chronic sore throat, lump in the the throat , post nasal drip, phlegm in the throat, and throat clearing. It is also a contributing factor to ear eustachian tube and sinus problems. It responds well to proton pump inhibitor rx. Discuss with your ent. ...Read more

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Could what feels like the lump you get in your throat when you get choked up be acid reflux? Feels like that just much stronger, goes to chest too

Could what feels like the lump you get in your throat when you get choked up be acid reflux? Feels like that just much stronger, goes to chest too

Chest?: This may be gerd, but i would be more concerned about the possibility of angina or coronary artery, especially if you happen to be a smoker or have a family history of cad. Chest pain is cardiac until proven otherwise. If this persists or recurs, get to the nearest emergency department immediately. ...Read more

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I suffer from sinus and acid reflux recently I found two lumps on each side under my jawline and I'm experiencing neck pains as well as a dry throat.

I suffer from sinus and acid reflux recently I found two lumps on each side under my jawline and I'm experiencing neck pains as well as a dry throat.

Neck mass: You need to see a doctor to assess all this, probably an ENT doctor would be best. The lumps under your neck could be lymph nodes reacting to a localized inflammation or infection. They also could be normal submandibular glands. You just need to be checked out. ...Read more

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I have a tiny, hard, white, painful lump on the roof of my mouth near my throat. I've never smoked but have bad acid reflux. Could it be from that?

I have a tiny, hard, white, painful lump on the roof of my mouth near my throat. I've never smoked but have bad acid reflux. Could it be from that?

Painful lump: It is impossible to diagnose without a visual examination. Any lesion or lump that lasts longer than 10 days should be examined. If it is painful, it should be examined ASAP. See your dentist or an oral surgeon. ...Read more

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I have acid reflux. My throat really hurts and now my right ear hurts. It feels like it's a lump in my throat. What does that mean?

I have acid reflux. My throat really hurts and now my right ear hurts. It feels like it's a lump in my throat. What does that mean?

Globus or LERD?: Do you experience the feeling of a ball or lump in the back of your throat that you have to swallow past? If so, this is "globus." alternatively, you may have laryngo-esophaeal reflux without heartburn. Sometimes, the actual swallowing mechanism may be impaired due to "spasms" or dysmotility. Gastroenterologist or ENT specialist is a good starting point for evaluation of this complex phenomenon. ...Read more

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I sometimes feel a lump like a plum stuck between by brest cavity. is this due to acid reflux? Also a sore throat

I sometimes feel a lump like a plum stuck between by brest cavity. is this due to acid reflux?  Also a sore throat

Sure, see GI doctor: Difficulty swallowing ("dysphagia") can be distinguished as a "transfer" problem (difficulty moving food from mouth to top of esophagus), "transit" problem (difficulty moving food down the esophagus), "spasm", gerd (due to sphincter problems), or obstructive (webs, rings, strictures, ulcer, tumor). Best to see a gastroenterologist (gi doctor) for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

Dr. Jeffrey Stevens
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Reflux (Definition)

Acid reflux is defined as the presence of acidic gastric contents in the esophagus causing irritation. It's cause is blamed on the a lax gastroesophageal shpincter that permits usch regurgitation. Vesicoureteral reflux is regurgitation (backing up) of urine in the bladder into the ureter ...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