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Dr. Jeffrey Stevens
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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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Hiya, I'm so nervous. Bumpiness at back of throat Dull ear and neck ache on right side Feeling of something stuck/lump in throat Pain in sternum, ma?

Hiya, I'm so nervous. Bumpiness at back of throat Dull ear and neck ache on right side Feeling of something stuck/lump in throat Pain in sternum, ma?

Throat: A great number of patients present to the ENT with bumpiness of the back of the throat. This photograph shows some bumpiness that is associated with lymphoid tissue in the back of the throat. This type of finding can be associated with irritation from post nasal drip or allergies. It can also be associated with viral illness and if persistent should see an ENT or PCP. ...Read more

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I have lump in throat causing right ear pain nausea head and neck pain severe fatigue and problem wirh my balance no health insurance chokeing on food as well hard to breathe laying down?

I have lump in throat causing right ear pain nausea head and neck pain severe fatigue and problem wirh my balance no health insurance chokeing on food as well hard to breathe laying down?

Go to Doctor: Going to the family doctor is not an expensive proposition. Especially when you consider urgent care center or the er, you need to be seen by a physician. Please get to the local family clinic today. ...Read more

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Very tired & hair is coming out handfuls for 2 months. Left shoulder pain then neck & chest pain. Lump on l lower throat clear throat cough swallow?

Very tired & hair is coming out handfuls for 2 months. Left shoulder pain then neck & chest pain. Lump on l lower throat clear throat cough swallow?

Time to see your Dr: I'm trying to follow what you are saying, but one thing is clear. Something is not right. Many of the symptoms you describe may occur from hormonal or vitamin issues, but they also could be signs of a more serious problem. Ask to be scheduled for a comprehensive physical and some lab work. Good luck. ...Read more

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Dr ordered soft tissue neck u/s to investigate lump in throat sensation. Tech acted like she never heard of this reason. Was that a logical next step?

Dr ordered soft tissue neck u/s to investigate lump in throat sensation. Tech acted like she never heard of this reason. Was that a logical next step?

Globus: Your doctor knows more than the ultrasound tech. Disregard her lack of knowledge. Most likely, your doctor wanted to evaluate your thyroid for enlargement or nodules. That's perfectly reasonable. You should be tried on anti-reflux meds and possibly referred to ENT for laryngopharyngoscopy to eval for any mass or edema. ...Read more

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Can anybody give me advice about lump on neck and feeling of lump in throat making it feel weird/hard to breath?

Can anybody give me advice about lump on neck and feeling of lump in throat making it feel weird/hard to breath?

See an ENT: If you have these symptoms, particularly the airway symptom, you should see an ENT. Many possibilities, some serious. ...Read more

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How are tight muscles in neck and lump in throat related?

How are tight muscles in neck and lump in throat related?

Underlying pathology: If there is pathology in the neck causing a lump in the throat, then the adjacent muscles may react by going into spasm. See a physician if your symptoms have been persistent. ...Read more

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Hit in the throat with the top of my laptop. Lump in throat for a few days, no bruise, breathing fine, just lump. Should I be worried about my neck?

Hit in the throat with the top of my laptop. Lump in throat for a few days, no bruise, breathing fine, just lump. Should I be worried about my neck?

No: If you can breathe without difficulty and are able to swallow without difficulty you are probably not going to have any problems. The swelling is probably secondary to some soft tissue swelling from your injury and should start getting better in the next day or so. ...Read more

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Ihave a lump in the throat feeling and some mild neck pain. Always clearing my throat.. Feels like my vocal chords vibrate when I speak. Swallow fine.

Ihave a lump in the throat feeling and some mild neck pain. Always clearing my throat.. Feels like my vocal chords vibrate when I speak. Swallow fine.

See ENT: I recommend you see an ENT, or ear, nose and throat doctor to check you your throat. It could be some post nasal discharge that's aggravating your throat. ...Read more

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Sore gland on left side of neck. Feels swollen compared to right side. Painful when burp, feels like lump in throat on that side. Why could this be?

Monitoring Centers: Lymphatic system absorbs/carries things too big to go into the arteries/veins like bacteria eaten by white cells and digested food. Lymph nodes "taste" the lymph for anything bad like bacteria/viruses/cancers, etc. When it detects a problem, it alerts the immune system and your body reacts. They enlarge in response to the inflammation they create when they react. They shrink when all is well. ...Read more

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What causes a momentary sensation of tightness from the collarbone up the neck up to ears followed by sensation of lump in throat? PCP says heart ok?

What causes a momentary sensation of tightness from the collarbone up the neck up to ears followed by sensation of lump in throat? PCP says heart ok?

Look inward: It could be any number of things, but if there are no abnormal medical findings and I were a gambling man, I'd bet on anxiety. Next time, think back about what *immediately precedes* this sensation (whether an external event or internal thoughts and feelings) and see if you notice a connection. Try *psychotherapy* (talk therapy aimed at understanding and insight), not just behavior therapy. ...Read more

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Felt "out of it" for a week. Been to doc twice. Sore/stiff neck. Lump in throat feeling when swallowing. No fever. What is it?

Felt "out of it" for a week. Been to doc twice. Sore/stiff neck. Lump in throat feeling when swallowing. No fever. What is it?

Virus maybe: It may be a virus or the common cold. If you are coughing up colored stuff or have white spots on your tonsils and have a fever you may need antibiotics. Drink plenty of fluids not beer or alcohol. If lump persists see an ENT doc. Feel better. ...Read more

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I have a sensation like something is stuck in my throat since few days & I can see a tiny red lump like on pharynx but no sore throat or ear/neck pain?

I have a sensation like something is stuck in my throat since few days & I can see a tiny red lump like on pharynx but no sore throat or ear/neck pain?

Explanation: Your symptoms with small red lumps on pharynx, even without sore throat, most likely related to pharyngitis or you can call it "cold" infection. Use Advil or Motrin 400 mg 3 times a day for 5-6 days, honey and hot tea with lemon and you should be fine. ...Read more

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L-ear pain, feeling of lump in throat on l-side, headache stiff neck&shoulders, jaw pain once in a while pcp said can't feel anything but neck is stiff?

L-ear pain, feeling of lump in throat on l-side, headache stiff neck&shoulders, jaw pain once in a while pcp said can't feel anything but neck is stiff?

Get evaluated: Neck stiffness associated with infection must always be evaluated immediately. Meningitis from bacterial, viral and fungal causes can occur. ...Read more

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Been sick for 2 months. Fatigued, trouble breathing, sore throat and neck with red viens in throat, feels like lump in throat beneath adams apple?

Been sick for 2 months. Fatigued, trouble breathing, sore throat and neck with red viens in throat, feels like lump in throat beneath adams apple?

Could be thyroid: Your symptoms could be due to any number of things. However, with the fatigue, sore throat, and lump I would be concerned about your thyroid. You need to be seen by a doctor. ...Read more

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I have a sore throat neck pain when looking down & up, inflamed tonsils, small red lumps far back on my tongue, dizziness, fatigue, could you please help?

Virus: You gave symptoms of a viral, infection. The best thing you can do at this time is to stay hydrated, drink lots of fluids, eat moderately. Things like chicken soup are good. Use ibuprophen or tylenol (acetaminophen) to help with the pain. See a doctor if you are getting worse or do not start to feel better in a day or two. ...Read more

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Healthy, 41y.o. with lower chest pain and lump-in-throat, discomfort swallowing, day after eating fast-hot temp meal. No gastro. Probs. Just heartburn?

Healthy, 41y.o. with lower chest pain and lump-in-throat, discomfort swallowing, day after eating fast-hot temp meal. No gastro. Probs. Just heartburn?

Needs workup: Discomfort during swallowing always requires thorough gastrointestinal evaluation, usually endoscopy, to exclude serious conditions. Would not assume "no gastro problems" without further testing. ...Read more

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What causes a feeling of a lump in throat when I'm sad?

The mind-body is one: The mind-body is one seamless energy system. Emotions can trigger physical responses. A lump in the throat is not an unusual response to sadness. ...Read more

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My 17 year son has o lump in throat chest dosent hurt just uncortable he says?

See your doctor: You sould see your doctor. This lump needs to be palpated by your doctor and he/she needs to be able to put the rest of your symptoms in perspective. ...Read more

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Does globus pharynges ever go away? It seems like its taking forever. Lump in throat feeling.

Globus: Depends on the cause. If its acid reflux, then diet changes and antacids would help. If it dehydration, then water. Uncommon it can be thyroid gland inflammation ...Read more

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I am experiencing lump in throat, it feels like there’s a tablet stuck, but there can’t be, I’ve drunk so much to try and flush whatever it is down?

Lump in throat: The experience of a lump in your throat can be associated with a number of symptoms. It sounds like you do not have anything actually stuck in your throat. Two common dx to go along with these symptoms are globus hystericus and GERD. Often times when acid refluxes into the larynx and pharyngeal area you can experience sensation of something in the back of your throat. Please f/u with your PCP. ...Read more

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What are causes of lump in throat and wheezing?

Various: A number of things can give the sensation of lump in throat and 'wheeze' including asthma, foreign body, allergies, tumor. Other causes exist as well. You need to look into this and consult a doctor. ...Read more

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Have lump in throat on right side bit dore to swalloe?

Have lump in throat on right side bit dore to swalloe?

See DR.: See doctor to examine throat and tonsil area. Do not delay since it can affect the airway also. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: lump in throat?

Throat lump (globus): 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, or even a mass. ...Read more

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I have a lump in throat sensation that happens regularly this past month. What can cause this feeling?

Globus sensation: The sensation of having a lump in one's throat is called globus sensation. This is generally caused by inflammation in the throat, pharynx or larynx. The inflammation could be due to acid reflux or gerd. You can also have spasm which can cause this sensation. Sometimes this could result from anxiety disorder or depression. May also be due to an anatomic problem with larynx or vocal cords. ...Read more

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2nd- pain. Is constant and there is a lump in throat and when pain hits the lump feels larger, the pain wraps to left side of back and is extreme some?

See doctor ASAP: Description sounds serious and may need immediate attention. Please see a doctor as zoos as possible or go to er. ...Read more

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My allergies causing lump in throat, what to do?

My allergies causing lump in throat, what to do?

Throat lump: This can be life threatening, please seek medical help immediately when it happens and carry an epinephrine auto injector, please consult an allergist asap ...Read more

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Lump in throat feeling due to stress and anxiety?

Lump in throat feeling due to stress and anxiety?

Possible: Globus sensation, which is the sensation of food stuck in through when under stress or anxiety happens to some people. The mechanism is unclear. ...Read more

Dr. Craig Morton
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Neck Pain (Definition)

Neck pain can be a symptom of many problems, infections, growths, cervical disk disease, fractures, vascular problems (some serious), heart issues, etc., etc. See your doctor for an exam and possible ...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