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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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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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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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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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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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Can medications cause side effect of "choking" or lump in throat feeling?

Can medications cause side effect of "choking" or lump in throat feeling?

Yes: Come medications can cause this by causing swelling, thickening secretions, or drying out the throat. If you have this, check with your doctor to see if you should continue or change to something else. ...Read more

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Can pollen and hayfever cause lump in throat feeling? Doctors say this is what is causing it, but is it??

Can pollen and hayfever cause lump in throat feeling? Doctors say this is what is causing it, but is it??

Possible but: But if you have a history of thyroid cancer, you should consider seeing an ENT to get your throat area checked out. ...Read more

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Can a cold or the flu cause post nasal drip and a lump in throat feeling?

Can a cold or the flu cause post nasal drip and a lump in throat feeling?

Cold/flu: Greetings. Yes, the flu can increase drainage to a thickened post nasal drainage that can create inflammation causing your "lump" sensation. ...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?

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

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