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Lump In The Throat Idiom
Globus sensation?: 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-esophageal reflux without heartburn. Sometimes, the actual swallowing mechanism may be impaired due to "spasms" or dysmotility. A gastroenterologist is your next point for evaluation. ...Read more
Yes: Yes. If the feeling persists more than a few days, see a doctor in person to get it checked out. ...Read more
Sure : Sxs of strep throat can include: large, red painful tonsils with white exudates; small red dots on the roof of the mouth; swollen lymph nodes on the neck; fever, headache, rash, difficulty swallowing, fatigue & rash. For significant sore throat with swollen tonsils / lymph nodes – see physician & get a strep throat test / culture. ...Read more
Reflux?: Many of my patients have this complaint. Acid reflux can come up to your throat and inflame the tissues of the voicebox(larynx) which are sensitive. This causes swelling and the sensation that something is always there. But other things as well, including cancer. If it persists i tell people to get into see an ENT to evaluate. ...Read more
Does oropharyngeal dysphagia which I have cause a lump in the throat or as if something's stuck in the throat?
Dysphagia: Yes. feels like something stuck. Many times is due to reflux, try ranitidine or prevecid and see if resolves. May need EGD to look for stricture that can cause it, Aklternatively may need speech therapy for dysfunctional swallowing due to muscles. INitially f/u with GI, if no answer f/u w/ ENT that specializing in swallowing ...Read more
Globus: This is called a globus sensation. Globus hystericus is the kind which is associated with anxiety. Globus can also be due to laryngopharyngeal reflux(lpr). Acid regurgitated into the throat causes an inflammatory sensation of something stuck, or a fullness in the throat. Consider your diet and observe reflux prcautions. Medication can also help with lpr. ...Read more
Have sore throat around adams apple and in back of throat. Two yellow sacs in the back of my throat. No hoarseness or pain swallowing. Smoker age 29?
Pain in throat, difficulty in swallowing and pain in lower part of tongue. Moderate pain in both ears. No node or swelling. Is it cancer?
See physician: You need to see your doctor or ear and nose specialist to make sure everything is ok or not your symptoms could be easily explained by many benign explanation specially you are still so young but if you are as smoker or chewer need to see a physician anyway in case of infection might need antibiotics. ...Read more
It depends: It depends on where and what type of lump. If it is on the back of the tongue it could be type of lingual tonsil or normal tissue. It could be a blocked salavary gland swollen tonsels or in the worse case cancer anyway they should be checked if last longer than two weeks and are new. ...Read more
Throat lump: It can be associated with acid reflux and i see that you have heartburn and you smoke, which does not help it. The lump may also be from post nasal drip if you have nasal allergies. I will bet on acid reflux, you need to change your diet and stop smoking and maybe take some otc antacids. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Having lump in throat or throat tightness sensation (not in the heart) sometimes in p.E. At school. What might be causing it?
Globus sensation: You described "globus"--a situational lump or ball sensation in the throat. Correlation with p.E. Classes raises the probability that stress is the key here. Other entities to consider: cricopharyngeal achalasia (a tight upper esophageal sphincter), oro-pharyngeal dysphagia due to dysmotility, atypical gerd, local ulceration, extrinsic impression on the esophagus, ENT pathology, c-spine arthritis. ...Read more
Very hard non moveable lump in parotid gland just next to bottom front of ear is it related to my swollen glands in neck and lump in front of throat?
R/O LYMPHADENOPATHY : LYMPHADENOPATHY THAT PERSISTS LONGER THAN 8 WEEKS DEMANDS A FULL EVALUATION. You need an Exam& Labs. CT SCAN OF CHEST ABD & PELVIS. BX OF LYMPH NODE. If the pathology is not diagnostic you need a RADICAL LYMPH DISSECTION TO R/O LYMPHOMA VS METASTATIC PROCESS. SEEK PROMPT EVALUATION FROM YOUR INTERNIST AND A GENERAL SURGEON OR ENT Second opinion may be warranted ...Read more