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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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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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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

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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 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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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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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

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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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Can Valium help get rid of the feeling of a lump in your throat?

Possibly: If the lump sensation is due to anxiety, it may be impacted by valium. However it would be better to address the underlying cause of your anxiety. See a therapist who practices cognitive behavioral therapy. ...Read more

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Can anxiety make you feel like there is a lump in your throat, and it is difficult to breathe?

Can anxiety make you feel like there is a lump in your throat, and it is difficult to breathe?

Anxiety: Sure, it can be. Anxiety can leads to a lot of somatoforme disorders which can leads to physical complaints with normal physical examination.
Counselling with psychologist or using an axiolytic medications may be needed. ...Read more

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8 weeks post op after a C5 C6 fusion is chocking and feeling like there is a lump in your throat normal?

8 weeks post op after a C5 C6 fusion is chocking and feeling like there is a lump in your throat normal?

Please see below: Many times, cervical fusion are performed via anterior neck approach, short term swallowing problem and choking are common. See an ENT doctor for laryngeal examination to r/o vocal cord weakness. ...Read more

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Would it be common to feel like their is a lump in your throat after having 4 wisdom teeth pulled?

Would it be common to feel like their is a lump in your throat after having 4 wisdom teeth pulled?

Throat blockage...: Swelling after wisdom teeth removal can feel like a lump in the throat. This feeling is usually noticed when swallowing. The sensation comes from the swelling that occurs on the tongue side of the tooth extraction. If this condition persists longer than 7 days it is recommended that you return to your surgeon for an evaluation of the extraction areas. ...Read more

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What can cause: numb and tingling extremities + feeling like a lump in your throat + tingling in the head?

What can cause: numb and tingling extremities + feeling like a lump in your throat + tingling in the head?

Anxiety: These symptoms are characteristic of an acute anxiety reaction or hyperventilation syndrome. The symptoms are caused by blowing off too much carbon dioxide and can be reversed by rebreathing the exhaled air from a paper bag which replenishes some of the carbon dioxide. If you're experiencing these reactions often, stress management therapy would be helpful. ...Read more

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I know that acid reflux causes a feeling of having a lump in your throat, chest/abdominal pain and burning, and a feeling of having to burp but not be?

I know that acid reflux causes a feeling of having a lump in your throat, chest/abdominal pain and burning, and a feeling of having to burp but not be?

Yes: The symptoms all sound consistent with acid reflux. You might consider trying an over-the-counter anti-acid medication is for two weeks, following the recommendations on the box. If you are no better after two weeks, you should see your doctor or a gastroenterologist. Be sure to follow anti-reflux measures. You can find them under 'tips' labeled 'avoiding Heartburn' under my name. Good luck. ...Read more

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What causes a lump feeling in your throat?

What causes a lump feeling in your throat?

Many possible causes: This is a symptom with many possible causes:
1. there is some anatomic/disease issue causing the sensation. An office procedure with a flexible scope will visualize it.
2. a cognition found with general anxiety [globus hystericus]
3. I had a patient with Barrett's esophagitis that also complained of a sensation of a lump in his throat. ...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

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