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When you find a lump in your throat, what should you do?

When you find a lump in your throat, what should you do?

Need more informatio: Is this something you see, or just feel. Duration? Other symptoms like painful or difficult swallowing? It may be normal (look up globus), or a problem. Best solution is to see an ENT doc for evaluation. ...Read more

Dr. Janice Alexander
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Lump In Throat (Definition)

This is a general term describing a symptom, not a disease/disorder. The medical description is globus sensation. It can occur by simply crying (temporary), but if persistent, can indicate something more concerning like esophageal reflux, muscle spasm, iron deficiency, ...Read more


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Is it normal to have a lump over your throat?

Is it normal to have a lump over your throat?

It depends.: This might indicate something going on like tonsillitis, etc. It can be something you are born with, like thyroglossal duct cyst that can be removed. A lump/mass may also be a sign of cancer, but other things/symptoms are present. One must note that these cancers are in people over 50 and those who use a lot of alcohol and tobacco, including smokeless. ...Read more

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What could be the reasons for having a large lump in your throat?

What could be the reasons for having a large lump in your throat?

Cancer is possible: If the mass is visible it needs to have biopsies done. Some people have a sensation of a lump in the throat. This is called globus sensation. Most common cause of this sensation is felt to be secondary to acid reflux. With or without heartburn. Look up lprd for more info. But if you have a visible mass it should be evaluated. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how i can relieve a lump in your throat?

Can you tell me how i can relieve a lump in your throat?

Need more informatio: Is this something you see, or just feel. Duration? Other symptoms like painful or difficult swallowing? It may be normal (look up globus), or a problem. Best solution is to see an ENT doc for evaluation. ...Read more

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What is the medical term for the lump in your throat from screaming too much?

What is the medical term for the lump in your throat from screaming too much?

Nodule?: Without having much information, I am wondering if you are referring to a vocal cord nodule. This condition can develop after excessive voice use or abuse. ...Read more

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What's that lump in your throat when you're about to cry?

What's that lump in your throat when you're about to cry?

The Glottis: When you get emotional, muscles in your throat open to allow plenty of air. The glottis - the muscle which controls the opening of your throat gets big to allow air into your lungs. If you try to swallow while you are crying, the muscles for swallowing fight against the muscles for crying, and this tug-of-war over the glottis feels like a lump. ...Read more

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Is there a medical term for that lump-in-your-throat feeling when you're about to cry?

Is there a medical term for that lump-in-your-throat feeling when you're about to cry?

Globus: When i was in med school back in the 80's we called it globus hystericus. It is normal or rather it is a normal part of the human condition. Crying is part too, but of course it is always sad when someone is so sad they cry, then again as gandalf said, at least in the movie version, "not all tears are an evil.". ...Read more

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I had a tight lump in your throat feeling, now feel fine. What could it have been?

I had a tight lump in your throat feeling, now feel fine. What could it have been?

? GERD: The sensation you are describing is called a globus sensation - like something is caught in your throat. It has many potential causes including reflux (gerd), thyroid enlargement, enlarged lymph nodes, post nasal drip. I'd recommend that you see your doctor. ...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