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Dr. Payam Rafat
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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 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

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I have acid reflux and I recently got strep throat but the doctor never identified why I have a lump on my neck .. Oral cancers??

I have acid reflux and I recently got strep throat but the doctor never identified why I have a lump on my neck .. Oral cancers??

Relax-lymph nodes: The more common lymph nodes effected by strep are often called "tonsillar nodes", because they often swell during a throat/tonsil infection.I would look at this as a normal event rather than a scary one. If you are really worried, go back and ask. ...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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HDry throat no cough a bit croaky when i talk dont smoke little hoarse intermitent no lumps no neck swelling got acid reflux i think aswell?

HDry throat no cough a bit croaky when i talk dont smoke little hoarse intermitent no lumps no neck swelling got acid reflux i think aswell?

Reflux: Acid reflux can cause you to have a hoarse voice, especially if it's a chronic problem for you. I think if you get your acid reflux under control, or better control, this may dissipate for you some. If the lanzoprasol isn't providing full relief you may consider trying another reflux medication. Talk to your doctor about your options, of which there are quite a few. ...Read more

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I feel like I have a lump in my throat like my muscles in my throat are tight right under my Adams apple idk what it could be I do have acid reflux?

GERD: I agree that your symptoms are consistent with reflux of acid from the stomach. There are many meds now available to decrease acid production in the stomach. Most common cause of sore throats in young adults is not infection but GERD. ...Read more

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Throat sore for months. Feels scratchy &like lump or something is there.Get acid reflux several times/week.See doctor or just try OTC meds for reflux?

Throat sore for months. Feels scratchy &like lump or something is there.Get acid reflux several times/week.See doctor or just try OTC meds for reflux?

See a GI doctor: Not only do you want to be sure that your throat symptoms are related to the acid reflux, but you also want to be evaluated to see why you are having such significant reflux or hyperacidity. ...Read more

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Suspected acid reflux 1 year. Ent said voice box inflamed, but not horrible. Lump in throat often, but no bad hrtburn/other symptoms.Do i need endoscpy?

EGD or TNE: Anyone with long-standing acid reflux needs to be screened for changes in the esophagus. Past1 year or with poor/no relief from medication, an endoscopy is usually indicated. ...Read more

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For 2 days feels like there's a lump in throat & it burns.Burping & sometime bitter taste in mouth. Antacids don't help-can acid reflux last this long?

For 2 days feels like there's a lump in throat & it burns.Burping & sometime bitter taste in mouth. Antacids don't help-can acid reflux last this long?

Possible LERD: Exposure of the vocal cords to stomach acid & pepsin will result in inflammation of the vocal cords (as is also often seen with acid regurgitation) = lerd. Acute laryngitis may result, but watch out for chronic hoarseness, throat clearing, airway spasms, cough, bronchitis, an asthma-type presentation, & even a higher risk of throat cancer. May however not be reflux so please get yourself checked. ...Read more

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Have had trouble swallowing for a year, then came cough & stiff neck. Now a lump on my collar bone, size of a grape &moves. I don't have acid reflux.

Have had trouble swallowing for a year, then came cough & stiff neck. Now a lump on my collar bone, size of a grape &moves. I don't have acid reflux.

Get assessed: You should get assessed by an ENT to check the swallowing dysfunction, as well as the other associated symptoms to rule out any concerning issues like esophageal cancer. Isolated swallowing dysfunction for a year in a young person that smokes cigarettes should be assessed to be safe. ...Read more

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Back throat been feeling weird. Clearing throat often. Acid reflux or what is it? Of that how to heal or prevent it getting worse

Back throat been feeling weird. Clearing throat often. Acid reflux or what is it? Of that how to heal or prevent it getting worse

Globus sensation: Globus (lump) sensation may have multiple etiologies such as rhinitis with post nasal drip (allergic, vasomotor, infectious), laryngopharyngeal reflux (acid/pepsin/bile) into throat, cryptic tonsillar debris, and various tumors (less common). Monitor diet, consider trial of OTC acid medication and/or allergy medication. Follow up with ENT for evaluation with persistent symptoms. ...Read more

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I've have an acid burning feeling in my throat 5 time in the past 2 weeks but I haven't eaten before any occasion could it be acid reflux?

Could be: It could be acid reflux. Sometimes you get that after eating a big meal but it can happen other times, especially if you are stressed or have been drinking coffee, tea or sodas. If it continues try an over the counter antacid and see your GP. ...Read more

Dr. William Singer
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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