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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

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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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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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 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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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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