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Please help! I'm having pain when swallowing, lump in throat?

Please help! I'm having pain when swallowing, lump in throat?

Yes it can be reflux: Gastroesophageal reflux is a common cause of feeling a swelling in the throat and trouble swallowing. Often it is accompanied by hoarseness, especially after eating. You might also notice nausea, belching, more pain after eating, or heartburn. I suggest trying ranitidine or famotidine. Avoid caffeine, tobacco, alcohol, and large meals, as well as not eating right before bed. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Gabor
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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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I swallowed gum by accident and feel as if I have a lump in throat, is it safe to sleep?

I swallowed gum by accident and feel as if I have a lump in throat, is it safe to sleep?

Drink some water: Drink some water to see if it makes you feel more comfortable.
Some things swallowed will irritate the esophagus. You can also try a piece of bread to see if swallowing is affected. Most likely the gum is gone and your are a bit irritated. ...Read more

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Past 3 days been feeling lump in throat when I swallow, been told its anxiety. I don't think it is, it happens when I'm not stressed?

Past 3 days been feeling lump in throat when I swallow, been told its anxiety. I don't think it is, it happens when I'm not stressed?

Probably not serious: Feeling a painless lump in the throat on swallowing is quite often a stress symptom in female patients. It is oftentimes described as "having a ball in my throat" (Globus pharyngis) If there is no difficulty swallowing normal size pieces of food (i.e. You don't have to cut your food into tiny pieces to swallow) it's is not likely there is anything serious causing it. See Wiki http://bit. Ly/1oi9joX ...Read more

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Why do I frequently wake up thinking I swallowed something and am choking? Feels like lump in throat and cant swallow. Anxiety?

Why do I frequently wake up thinking I swallowed something and am choking? Feels like lump in throat and cant swallow. Anxiety?

Its possible...: Simple evaluation may alleviate your concern and start you on the path to treatment--please see your doctor. ...Read more

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What to do if it feels like I need to burp, lump in throat, feels like something's in my throat when I swallow?

What to do if it feels like I need to burp, lump in throat, feels like something's in my throat when I swallow?

Probably GERD: Gastroesophageal reflux (GERD) can present in many different ways. Most people expect heartburn symptoms, but many people with GERD never notice heartburn. Instead, the symptoms you describe, including belching, lump or fullness in the throat, and a foreign body sensation are very common. I suggest trying an over the counter product like ranitidine. Avoid booze, caffeine, tobacco and large meals. ...Read more

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Can't finish meals, throat gets tight, feels like food stuck, lump in throat, afraid to swallow own saliva when symptoms occur. On Prilosec no relief?

Can't finish meals, throat gets tight, feels like food stuck, lump in throat, afraid to swallow own saliva when symptoms occur. On Prilosec no relief?

Tight throat: It may sound strange but I strongly suggest you set up an appointment to see a Psychologist. He/she will examine you and decide whether to help you with meals etc., or recommend a specialist.

Hope all goes well -- please keep me posted. ...Read more

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Threw up last night, lump in throat which causes little pain tp swallow and a little swelling under my collar bone. What's wrong?

Threw up last night, lump in throat which causes little pain tp swallow and a little swelling under my collar bone. What's wrong?

Need exam: I don't know but doubt that vomiting is related, but don't know. Do you have trouble swallowing? Your doctor will proably order a swallowing test to see where an obstruction in swallowing is located before deciding on the next step. Someimes you can look down the throat and see the problem. The swelling under the collar bone sounds like it could be a node. See your doctor ...Read more

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Today I suddenly felt a painful lump in throat sensation, especially painful when swallowing. I also have a slight ache in my ear when swallowing

Today I suddenly felt a painful lump in throat sensation, especially painful when swallowing. I also have a slight ache in my ear when swallowing

Depends: It can be signs and symptoms of an upper respiratory infection. When the throat is inflamed or fighting an infection, they can become swollen. You can experience pain when swallowing. Check if there are other symptoms associated like fever, malaise, ear discharge.
I suggest supportive care like rest, chicken soup and NSAIDs. If sx worsen go to your Doctor. Good luck ...Read more

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Today my mouth started hurting for no reason. I ran my tongue on the floor of mouth and feel little lumps. When I swallow it feels like lump in throat?

Today my mouth started hurting for no reason. I ran my tongue on the floor of mouth and feel little lumps. When I swallow it feels like lump in throat?

See a doctor: There is a list of ten different things, that could be the reason for these symptoms, from strep throat, to a candida in the mouth, to STD, so go, and see a doctor for appropriate evaluation, and examination, and proper treatment. ...Read more

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Barium swallow and CT scan clean. I have lump in throat like being choked but not food related, I cut out acid foods. Just at 6pm-ish everyday, help!

Barium swallow and CT scan clean. I have lump in throat like being choked but not food related, I cut out acid foods. Just at 6pm-ish everyday, help!

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 cricopharyngeal ;/or esophageal dysmotility. A GI or ENT specialist is a good starting point for evaluation. ...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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Would a tight feeling throat or a lump in throat feeling (doesnt really feel sore, just awkward to swallow) be a sign of an std? Haven't had oral sex.

Would a tight feeling throat or a lump in throat feeling (doesnt really feel sore, just awkward to swallow) be a sign of an std? Haven't had oral sex.

Unlikely: Stds in the throat can and do occur if you've had oral sex. The feeling you're describing could be from many things, but stds would be unlikely in your case. If it's been ongoing for sometime or worsening i'd see your doctor and get it checked out. ...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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GI problem seem cause my sore throat, throat clearing, feeling of lump in throat, difficulty breathing & swallow. Can it cause severe chest pain too?

GI problem seem cause my sore throat, throat clearing, feeling of lump in throat, difficulty breathing & swallow. Can it cause severe chest pain too?

Yes, reflux can: Cause significant chest pain. In fact that is the origin of the term heartburn. On the other hand, not all chest pain in people with GERD is GI in origin. If in doubt, go to ER or an urgent care, if this is unlike anything you've experienced before and is accompanied by shortness of breath, cardiac issues need to be checked for and ruled out. ...Read more

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Indigestion for last four weeks, psychosis, lump in throat and trouble swallowing. Noticed a few small, dark, almost black spots in stool. Not tarry.?

Indigestion for last four weeks, psychosis, lump in throat and trouble swallowing. Noticed a few small, dark, almost black spots in stool. Not tarry.?

See your doctor ASAP: This could be a medication side effect if you are on meds- if wheezing and trouble breathing develop you need to go to the ER. You dr needs to do a stool guiac to test for GI bleeding ...Read more

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Feels like acid is sitting in the back of throat for 3 days. Sour taste in mouth, throat is sore & lump in throat when I swallow. Antacids didn't work?

Feels like acid is sitting in the back of throat for 3 days. Sour taste in mouth, throat is sore & lump in throat when I swallow. Antacids didn't work?

Sounds like: GERD symptoms. You can try OTC meds such as Prilosec or Nexium (esomeprazole) (PPI class of drugs). If this does not work or if it recurs even after working for a short time, you should consult with your doctor. ...Read more

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I have 3 red lumps on my chin2 on bottom lip clear liquid comes out itches feels tight have got sore lump in throat under chin in centre hard 2 swallow?

I have 3 red lumps on my chin2 on bottom lip clear liquid comes out itches feels tight have got sore lump in throat under chin in centre hard 2 swallow?

Sounds infectious: Although it is very hard to determine what a rash is without seeing it, it sounds like you are describing a viral infection. The little lumps with clear fluid are probably blisters, and the lump under the chin is probably an enlarged lymph node from the rash. The most likely virus would be herpes simplex, which is the virus that causes recurrent cold sores. I suggest a visit to be seen for this. ...Read more

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Started choking on food when eating/swallowing. Throat full of phlegm. Constant lump in throat feeling always swallowing. Afraid to eat-there've been 2 times I almost didn't get food out of mouth/throat in time. Cough, rib/chest pain. Ideas/Help please?

Started choking on food when eating/swallowing. Throat full of phlegm. Constant lump in throat feeling always swallowing. Afraid to eat-there've been 2 times I almost didn't get food out of mouth/throat in time. Cough, rib/chest pain. Ideas/Help please?

Be seen: What you are describing medically would be called dysphagia, there are multiple causes. Among the more common is chronic reflux disease leading to constrict ute of the esophagus. Consider being seen. Work up would likely include a swallowing study and an egd. ...Read more

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For the past few days I've had difficulty swallowing, a lump in throat sensation, and ear pain, but no sore throat or fever. What could this be?

For the past few days I've had difficulty swallowing, a lump in throat sensation, and ear pain, but no sore throat or fever. What could this be?

Likely a virus: Probably a virus infection of throat or ear. But you may want to have a doctor examine your neck, throat and thyroid. ...Read more

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18 yr old girl. Tightness and lump in throat. Puffy face, difficulty swallowing. Slight cough. Hospital said I should go to an ENT and get scoped?

18 yr old girl. Tightness and lump in throat. Puffy face, difficulty swallowing. Slight cough. Hospital said I should go to an ENT and get scoped?

Agree: You should be seen. In the meantime some basic things you can do are to stop dairy and gluten. Pay attention to what makes you better or worse. Stay hydrated...you could try homeopathic ignatia and see if that helps your symptoms, and you do need to see the ENT. ...Read more

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Sore throat, pain and difficulty swallowing, post nasal drip, lump in throat, hoarse voice, loss of appetite what could it be, no docapp. For a while?

Sore throat, pain and difficulty swallowing, post nasal drip, lump in throat, hoarse voice, loss of appetite what could it be, no docapp. For a while?

See doctor.: It could be any number of ailments, from allergies, to the flu, to strep throat or any combination or something all together different. The key is being examined by your doctor to get a definitive analysis and diagnosis. That will help you feel better sooner. ...Read more

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Sinus drainage, clearing throat, gurgling noises in throat after drinking and lump in throat feeling. On prilosec. What causes this feeling? Annoyed.

Sinus drainage, clearing throat, gurgling noises in throat after drinking and lump in throat feeling. On prilosec. What causes this feeling? Annoyed.

Acid reflux: These are symptoms of acid reflux that are affecting your throat. First you should stop smoking as this is only aggravating the condition. Then make sure you take Prilosec first thing in the morning on an empty stomach. Try sipping on artesian well water such as fiji water, it will soothe your throat. ...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

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