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

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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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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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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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

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What causes a lump feeling in your throat ?

What causes a lump feeling in your throat ?

Many possible causes: This is a symptom with many possible causes: 1. there is some anatomic/disease issue causing the sensation.an office procedure with a flexible scope will visualize it. 2. a cognition found with general anxiety [globus hystericus] 3. i had a patient with Barrett's esophagitis that also complained of a sensation of a lump in his throat. ...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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Is there any condition that causes the throat to close very slowly over an extended period of time? Persistent feeling of lump in my throat. Been2ent

Is there any condition that causes the throat to close very slowly over an extended period of time? Persistent feeling of lump in my throat. Been2ent

Many possibilities: That symptom is very common and could be associated with many things. It can be related to acid reflux(gerd) and laryngopharyngeal reflux(lpr). Some people require 4-6 months of once to twice daily reflux meds to help. Another issue can be muscle tension dysphonia. If you saw 2 otolaryngologists, you may want see a sub specialist called a laryngologist to assess things. ...Read more

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