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What can cause a lump in the throat feeling w/ extra saliva? It's making me nauseous. I try to burp it away, but it doesn't help. Stress? Indigestion?

What can cause a lump in the throat feeling w/ extra saliva? It's making me nauseous. I try to burp it away, but it doesn't help. Stress? Indigestion?

Too many: There are too many possibilities to list in this limited forum. As a general rule any pain, bleeding or (as in your case) swelling should be investigated. Please call your primary care physician. Referral to an ear/nose/throat specialist may be a viable option. Good luck. ...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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What can cause a lump-in-throat sensation immediatly after burping? I don't think i belched up acid, but...

What can cause a lump-in-throat sensation immediatly after burping? I don't think i belched up acid, but...

Reflux: The lump i'm the throat feeling is most likely from reflux. Stay away from acidic foods and eat healthier and you should be ok. The lump in the throat is due to the spasm of the cricopharyngeal muscle which is the upper esophageal sphincter. When there is acid in the lower esophagus it will tighten and cause that sensation. Go online and research acidic foods to see what foods to avoid. ...Read more

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What can cause a lump in throat feeling? It's making me nauseous. I keep trying to burp it away, but it comes right back. Stress? Indigestion?

What can cause a lump in throat feeling? It's making me nauseous. I keep trying to burp it away, but it comes right back. Stress? Indigestion?

Globus sensation: This is a common sensation that is poorly understood. It's not dangerous, and may be related to stress. It is often seen in people with reflux disease. See you primary care if it is bothersome enough, or persistent. Ask if a referral to a GI specialist is appropriate. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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What can cause a lump feeling in the throat that you cannot cough up but feels like you need to burp and can't?

What can cause a lump feeling in the throat that you cannot cough up but feels like you need to burp and can't?

Drainage, inflamed: This sensation is often caused by sinus drainage that causes inflammation in the back of the throat. This can cause a sensation of "fullness" in the back of the throat. Another thing that can cause this is reflux (acid, heartburn). Try an antihistamine (zyrtec, allegra, etc) and some saline nasal spray for a few days. If reflux is possible, add a Pepcid - if that doesn't help, see your doctor. ...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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Does oropharyngeal dysphagia which I have cause a lump in the throat or as if something's stuck in the throat?

Does oropharyngeal dysphagia which I have cause a lump in the throat or as if something's stuck in the throat?

Dysphagia: Yes. feels like something stuck. Many times is due to reflux, try ranitidine or prevecid and see if resolves. May need EGD to look for stricture that can cause it, Aklternatively may need speech therapy for dysfunctional swallowing due to muscles. INitially f/u with GI, if no answer f/u w/ ENT that specializing in swallowing ...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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Are their any other causes than cancer that can cause a lump in tongue and a sore throat than cancer? Im 16 and im petrified. Doc said def not cancer

Are their any other causes than cancer that can cause a lump in tongue and a sore throat than cancer? Im 16 and im petrified. Doc said def not cancer

Unlikely cancer: Tongue, mouth & throat cancer are all very rare especially in someone your age. Cancer is usually painless & does not cause a sore throat. Oral cancer is most common in adults who chew tobacco or other products as in the middle east or asia. U most likely have a minor infection of tongue or throat. ...Read more

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Can Baxin cause a lump in back OF throat?

No: but rarely patients may experience an allergic reaction which may present as throat swelling, wheezing or rash. See a doctor asap if you experience the above! ...Read more

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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

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Is lump in the throat cause by thyroid?

Is lump in the throat cause by thyroid?

Possibly: The thyroid can cause lumps in the neck. There are many other causes for lumps in the neck and throat. You need to be seen in person and evaluated to better be able to answer your question. ...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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Can being sick with a cough cause a lump in throat?

Can being sick with a cough cause a lump in throat?

Yes: A cough is likely a part of an upper respiratory tract infection, probably viral in nature. If the lump is inside your throat this could also be a strep tonsil infection. I would first recommend rest, plenty of fluids and you can also try gargling with salt water. If you get worse or not much better in a few days, I would seek medical advice. All the best. ...Read more

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Can cold weather cause or contribute to a lump in the throat sensation?

Can cold weather cause or contribute to a lump in the throat sensation?

Cold weather: Usually cold does not cause a lump sensation in the throat. The lumps are usually causes by reflux and can be managed be a lower acid diet and antireflux medications like Prilosec two Times a day before meals. It will take a few months to get rid of this. Follow the diet and you will get better , ...Read more

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What causes severe bloating & fullness with horrible belching, as well as a lump in the throat feeling?! I've been very stressed lately..Any relation?

What causes severe bloating & fullness with horrible belching, as well as a lump in the throat feeling?! I've been very stressed lately..Any relation?

Swallowing air: When people get anxious they sometimes develop aerophagia, or excessive swallowing of air. This causes severe bloating and belching. A consultation with a gadtroenterologist is indicated to rule out other conditions. Please read the excellent article referenced below regarding description, treatment, and evaluation and differential diagnosis. www.medscape.com/viewarticle/776875_4. Best wishes. ...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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What else can cause a lump inside the tongue and a sore throat other than cancer.Im only 16 and I've cried a couple times thinking about it.Doc said no?

What else can cause a lump inside the tongue and a sore throat other than cancer.Im only 16 and I've cried a couple times thinking about it.Doc said no?

You need reassurance: From your dr that your symptoms are not from cancer or any serious condition. Ask your dr for the exact diagnosis. The lump could just be a cyst or a salivary gland enlargement. Cancer is uncommon among young people. Take care! ...Read more

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