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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


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What exactly does it mean if I have a sensation of a lump in my throat?

What exactly does it mean if I have a sensation of a lump in my throat?

A few possibilities: This could be caused by a few things. We used to think this was caused by anxiety, but now understand that it is frequently a symptom of acid reflux disease. You should see your doctor, or an ENT doctor for an exam and advice. ...Read more

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I have the sensation of a lump in my throat. What could this be? The sensation started two days ago. Three days ago, i went to a concert at which i sang a whole lot, which i normally don't do. Could this be the source of the problem?

I have the sensation of a lump in my throat. What could this be? The sensation started two days ago. Three days ago, i went to a concert at which i sang a whole lot, which i normally don't do. Could this be the source of the problem?

Without : Without an exam, it's difficult to say what exactly is causing your problem. A sore throat or a "lump in the throat" sensation that persists more than a few days could be something such as a chronic infection or gastroesophageal reflux disease. If you have a hoarse voice, it could be a vocal cord nodule or hemorrhage from overuse. Even cancer, especially if you smoke, drink or have been exposed to the hpv virus, can cause a "lump sensation" when you swallow. Because of this, it is important that you see your doctor or an otolaryngologist (ear nose and throat specialist) to find the cause of your throat problem so it can be properly and effectively treated. ...Read more

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I've had the sensation of a lump in my throat for a few months now, i'vee had it checked it by ENT, said it was fine, will globus pharynges ever go?

I've had the sensation of a lump in my throat for a few months now, i'vee had it checked it by ENT, said it was fine, will globus  pharynges ever go?

Globus Hystericus: is the condition is what doctors commonly call “Globus,” and patients call a “lump in the throat.” The patient is suffering a lot of discomfort and there is no need for the condition to persist as it can often be treated successfully. A first step in diagnosis and treatment of Globus is manometric and FEES exam followed by a Botox protocol. ...Read more

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Does a peg tube cause a choking sensation or a lump in the throat? I have redness around my peg tube, is this normal?

Does a peg tube cause a choking sensation or a lump in the throat? I have redness around my peg tube, is this normal?

No, but...: A PEG tube is down in the stomach, so doesn't affect the throat (presuming there wasn't an upper endoscopy procedure in the past few days). However, normal healthy people don't have PEG tubes, which means there could be some illness or disorder that relates to the throat and to the reason why a person has a PEG tube. ...Read more

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Painful and difficult swallowing, including when eating, sensation of a lump in my throat and hoarseness, What should i do? No primary doctor to see

Painful and difficult swallowing, including when eating, sensation of a lump in my throat and hoarseness, What should i do? No primary doctor to see

?infection: You may have an infection, so see if you can see any health care provider like at an urgicare center, as you need to be diagnosed whether it is a viral or bacterial infection. Good luck. ...Read more

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I swallowed a chip and scratched esophagus. I've been having a sensation like a lump in my throat and asthma symptoms. What type of doc should I see?

I swallowed a chip and scratched esophagus. I've been having a sensation like a lump in my throat and asthma symptoms. What type of doc should I see?

See ENT: If there is something related to your throat, you need to get examined by an ENT doctor to find out the cause. Upper airway obstruction may cause shortness of breath , coughing, or wheezing when breathing in - often mistaken for asthma. Your ENT doctor should be able to guide you as to whether referral to another specialist may be warranted. ...Read more

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Breathlessness for over a year and now have sensation of lump in my throat which is very uncomfortable and am tired all the time. What could this be?

At your age: If your physical exam is normal (this means you have had a "check up" yearly physical in the past year these symptoms are most likely related to ANXIETY (The name for your throat condition is most likely "globus hystericus" an "old fashioned" name for "lump in the throat" without any physical explanation. Hope this information helps you! Good luck Dr Z ...Read more