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What causes a feeling of lump in the throat?

What causes a feeling of lump in the throat?

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

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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Can a build up of mucus in the throat cause a lump in the throat sensation?

Can a build up of mucus in the throat cause a lump in the throat sensation?

Yes: Yes, it is called a globus sensation. it may be due to a variety of different things, including anxiety. please follow up with your doctor to determine the cause. ...Read more

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Is the feeling of a lump in the throat caused by anxiety?

Is the feeling of a lump in the throat caused by anxiety?

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

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Is sore throat pain felt in the inside of the bottom of the neck?

Is sore throat pain felt in the inside of the bottom of the neck?

Possibly: However, probably more often it is felt at the area at the back of the mouth and just beyond that. ...Read more

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Can aerophagia/gas cause a lump in the throat sensation?

Can aerophagia/gas cause a lump in the throat sensation?

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

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Is it common to have a lump in the throat sensation after being kicked in the throat?

Is it common to have a lump in the throat sensation after being kicked in the throat?

Yes: Yes. If the feeling persists more than a few days, see a doctor in person to get it checked out. ...Read more

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What is burning/cold sensation in the back of throat in to nose?

What is  burning/cold sensation in the back of throat in to nose?

Need more info: How long has this been happening? Does this occur only after lying down or after eating? Does this occur only during certain time of the year? ...Read more

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Is the sensation of something stuck in your throat a symptom of acid reflux/GERD?

Is the sensation of something stuck in your throat a symptom of acid reflux/GERD?

It can be.: That sensation may be a manifestation of food actually having a tough time going through an irritated esophagus, or it may be what is called globus sensation. Globus sensation is the feeling of something in the throat when nothing is there. It may be related to reflux also. Frequently that sensation goes away with good control of acid reflux. Good luck. ...Read more

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I am experiencing a big lump in the upper part of my mouth on the side along with a lump feeling in my throat also a tingling feel in the face all on the same side?

I am experiencing  a big lump in the upper part of my mouth on the side along with a lump feeling in my throat also a tingling feel in the face all on the same side?

Lump: Any pain, bleeding, or as in your case swelling should be evaluated. Important that you see your Dentist immediately. Most likely cause would be spreading infection, but there are many other possibilities. ...Read more

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Do I have a tumor in my throat/esophagus? I've had a feeling of a lump in my throat with pain/discomfort upon swallowing for a few weeks. The lump feels like it's stuck in the bottom of my throat and the pain radiates through the middle of my chest and i

See your doctor: If the pain has been there for a couple of weeks and not associated with cold, injury etc. I would start with your primary care doctor who will make appropriate referrals and examination, you may need a fiber optic scope through your nose for a look at the back of your throat. You may also get other work up like imaging, cardiac work up etc. ...Read more

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Is a feeling of a "lump in throat" associated with strep throat?

Is a feeling of a "lump in throat" associated with strep throat?

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 more

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My daughter has a lump of the size of a cherry in the front part of the ear almost in the cheek the doctor said something about the salivar glands..?

My daughter has a lump of the size of a cherry in the front part of the ear almost in the cheek  the doctor said something about the salivar glands..?

Yes possibly: The lump in front of the ear could be a salivary gland but could also be a lymph node as well! this should at least be rechecked in the next 2-3weeks if it does not resolve or improve. ...Read more

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Burning in throat a sign of cancer?

Burning in throat a sign of cancer?

It can be: Signs of throat cancer include: hoarseness, pain with swallowing, ear pain, or lymph nodes in the neck that are swollen and painless. If you have persistent burning, you should see your primary doctor and be referred to an ear, nose, and throat doctor. ...Read more

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I have an area of painfultaste buds in the central region of my tongue toward the back of the throat. It feels stiffer than the rest of my tongue. ?

I have an area of painfultaste buds in the central region of my tongue toward the back of the throat. It feels stiffer than the rest of my tongue.


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See Your Dentist: Without more information and a visual of the area you are describing, it would be difficult to provide you with a definitive answer. An evaluation by a dentist would be recommended. ...Read more

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What causes a minty/menthol feeling in the back of my throat?

What causes a minty/menthol feeling in the back of my throat?

Depends: This could be due to many things - such as medications, food, even use of body lotions/oils, or clothing. ...Read more

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Symptoms include a large dark red boil in the ear, and there is a burning sensation at the back of the ear lobe when pressed. Diagnosis?

Symptoms include a large dark red boil in the ear, and there is a burning sensation at the back of the ear lobe when pressed.  Diagnosis?

Infected cyst: You have what sounds like an infected cyst. This could be related to a piercing if you have had that. At any rate you should have this seen and treated soon. ...Read more

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What causes a lump or bump on the roof of the throat?

What causes a lump or bump on the roof of the throat?

Doctor can evaluate: A primary care doctor, an ENT doctor, or a dentist can look to see what a bump on the palate might be. If it is a small, soft, temporary sore bump, that could be due to trauma, a virus, or a canker sore. Any other bump should be checked to see if it is a mucocele (cyst with mucus/saliva inside), a wart (caused by some strain of hpv), or more rarely, some sort of oral tumor. ...Read more