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Avatar n tn Except now I have what seems like a big lump in my throat when I swallow. It is not painful at all. I have acid reflux and just recently started taking vitamin C. I've noticed more heartburn the past three days. Anyway, anyone have any idea what this feeling in my throat could be??
Avatar f tn Now after two months of having it, i can feel extreme pain in my throat and in my neck when I move it. It seems now like i swallowed a big ball and it is stuck in my throat. I can't eat from this sensation. Can it be just stress and it's all in my head? Did anyone experience this before? If so, what did you do to relieve it?
Avatar m tn Hello and hope you are doing well. It could most probably be tonsillitis and a throat infection. Throat pain, difficulty swallowing, fever, scratchiness in the throat, post nasal drip, malaise and loss of appetite are symptoms of tonsillitis. It can be caused by bacteria like streptococcus or it could be a viral infection. Bacterial infections need antibiotics.
Avatar n tn I was left with a lump in my throat and problems swallowing. The antibiotics cleared up the infection but the problem swallowing would still be there. It was bad most days with the occasional good day. No problem swallowing when drinking water... Could eat OK but food did get stuck.. Based on the information in this Website. I told my Doctor I thought I had acid coming up from my stomach.
572651 tn?1531002957 It is eerily like the feeling I had in my throat the evening of my heart attack in January - the only symptom I had then was the lump in my throat that wouldn't go away. I'm just wondering if any of you have experienced this before? Is this a symptom speaking out from my cervical lesions?
Avatar n tn Hi, Difficulty in swallowing/painful lump in the throat feeling, could be of various causes. Laryngo pharyngeal reflux, globus pharyngeus, plummer vinson syndrome, are few to mention. It needs battery of investigation to be done. Complete blood picture, OGD scopy (Oesophago-gaestro-duodenoscopy) and barium swallow are done to confirm the diagnosis. Most common condition being Laryngopharyngeal reflux, this aggravates during stress.
Avatar n tn your lump in the throat is probably harmless "globus pharyngeus", in other words, your cricopaharyngeal muscle in your throat is just too tight. Two major reasons for this are reflux and increased stress (and why not both!). More information e.g. homepage.mac.com/changcy/globus.htm. Most voice and swallowing centers tell something about this as it is such a classical symptom of laryngopharyngeal reflux.
Avatar m tn do y'all ever feel like there is a lump in your throat when swallowing? I do not have a goiter...but it just feels like I am feeling my food go down...its not painful. My initial testing was TSH 8.29 (now it is down to 2.9) T4 free 1.2 T3 uptake 32 TPA 520 How long does it take for this nightmare to get better? I know we all want to feel better "instantly"! (and I pray that for everyone!
Avatar n tn for the past few months i have had the feeling of a lump in throat, almost like something is stuck, also noticed that i have feelings of choking. what could this possibley be??? i seem to have to swallow alot, and at times get a very dry mouth?
678297 tn?1226550062 I had a sore throat for a couple months and a feeling of a lump in my throat with difficulty swallowing. Turned out to be acid reflux. Not sure if that's what you have, but thought I'd mention.
Avatar f tn I am asian male, 28years old. Today is March 13th. About a month ago(early Feb), I started to have a lump feeling/sensation in my throat and a couple of days later , on one day, it became so severe that I had difficulty swallowing, even saliva. However, a couple days later it became better and almost unnoticeable. I thought it was due to anxiety, cause i searched "lump sensation in throat" and I got "Globus Sensation". However, about 10 days ago.
Avatar f tn I have had this for about a week consistently, with some random moments of relief, usually when exercising or sleeping (oddly enough when I wake up, it doesn't seem to be there). It it also painful/feeling like a lump in my chest when swallowing. I was diagnosed with GERD about a year ago and have been on 20mg Omeprazole twice per day every since. I had a barium swallow in April 2015 when I had the same feelings, and nothing was found except GERD.
Avatar n tn - it apparently was viral - E-coli(sp)in nature) However, for the past couple of months, I've felt as though I have something caught in my throat. Not painful, just kind of irritating. Might I have a stomach problem or reflux problem again without the terrible burning I suffered with in the past? Any ideas?
Avatar n tn It could be reflux in you larynx region (LPR). A GI can do a swallowing study and an ENT can look down your throat. Between the two you should get a diagnosis. If it's LPR, two Nexium a day should work. I'd go to the ENT first. I also had a swallowing problem just before treatment (stress no doubt) and it really got bad during treatment. Diagnosis LPR.
964695 tn?1247289633 a rare reoccuring boil in my groin area aswell sinilair to the one on my back..comes and goes. But my neck lump has never shrunk. So my main question is..."what exactly can cause this? is it possibly cancer? can it be removed? is it potentionally life threatening? and can it cause all my fatigue, sleep issues appetite ect? thank you very much for your time...
Avatar m tn I am also suffering from same kind of symtoms, in additions to this I also found some hard surface in my throat. I feel like I am having some heavy thing in my mouth, Sharp pains in throat and neck, this pain come from throat and goes to ear and head, My belches are stopped at throat only sometimes. What this could be?
Avatar f tn I'm not sure if it may be due to me being sick because recently I just got over a virus I think that made my throat very sore. Today I have had a lump in my throat all day long that feels like a big piece of food at least a marble size or slightly bigger that is lodged in there. When I swallow, any the food or liquid seems to move around the lump to go down and it feels very uncomfortable. When the area is pressed on, there is alot of pressure.
Avatar n tn Hi There, I have been experiencing the same feeling, only by me it is at the side base of the neck (NOT in my throat), where my right shoulder meets my neck. It feels like a tight, pulling feeling at times, and like at hard painful lump other times. It is not able to be felt externally despite much poking and prodding. My physician says that it is not a lymph node, and that if it is a muscle it is a more internal one, since it can not be located from the outside.
Avatar n tn It started with an ear infection, that has since cleared up. For weeks, I had painful swallowing and a big bump at the very back of my tongue on the left side. I have taken Nexium and also had steroid injections. I have had a scope through my nose to see in my throat. Showed nothing. I have had an MRI. Showed nothing. I have also had a hearing test and tympanogram. Both normal. My throat is better, but not well.
Avatar m tn irregular heart beat (stress test), fullness pressure lower left side of chest (ultra sound) and swallowing difficulty (felt tightness in left side upper throat). All tests showed no problems. With the help of the occasional lorazepam and a job change the anxiety problems and almost all symptoms disappeared. Only the swallowing issue remained. An ENT looked down my throat and saw nothing except a slightly irritated throat. He prescribed an OTC Prilosec.
Avatar m tn After practising this several times a day, I could hear a crackeling sound in my ears while swallowing. I calculated that the throat/swallowing-pain was a result of excessive air in mouth pressed down when I swallowed - into my pharynx. When my nose-swallow was "impregnated" by water-solution, the eustachian tubes opened up for air to flow into them and up the middle ear. I have to repeat this over and over again, not to get swallowing issue and pain.
Avatar n tn I'm sure it's that no one has felt able to tell you what it might be or offer advice. It's frustrating to post and not get any responses (I've had that happen to me many times), but sometimes people really just don't know, especially about unusual symptoms. Please don't feel ignored. Also remember this particular forum (ENT) is not an official ask-the-doctor forum where a doctor looks at and answers all questions.
Avatar n tn Painful swallowing is called odynophagia. Difficulty in swallowing is dysphagia. Reflux (GERD) is a common cause. Lump in the throat and extra production of phlegm are other common symptoms of GERD. Your ENT should be well equipped to identify it. Is the pain excruciating, like a charley horse? If so, it sounds like cricopharyngeal spasms. If not, count your blessings.
Avatar f tn Now for the past 6-8 weeks I have had an almost constant feeling of a lump/bubble/knot in my throat. i am aware of acid reflux at times, but not all the time. Sometimes the esophagus goes into a spasm and I find myself gasping for air - this has always happened while I am at rest, but not while I am up and active. I have no trouble with swallowing food.
1545021 tn?1322481085 I wonder because I get these feelings in my throat like someone is strangling me. It's not painful, just feels tight. And swallowing always felt weird. I wouldn't call it "difficult," just weird. Anyone who has this symptom, can you describe what it feels like?
608526 tn?1300960381 I have had this incredible spasm lump in my throat at least a dozen times since January. It feels like my airway is shut off when it happens. It has happened when I was asleep but has also happened while I have been awake. Each time it has resolved on its on, thankfully. But each of these times has felt like the symptoms did in my throat from my HA in January. I think I need to do more research on MS, throat spasms, and other esophageal issues.
192055 tn?1263559137 Now and also then, it feels like I have a lump in my throat. I can actually feel the drainage and has to spit it out regardless of where I am. It is disgusting and I am trying everything, non-meds. My primary tried to prescribe me with meds that had all sorts of wild side affects. I use nasal spray that helps a little. I even tried allergy meds like Claritin-no good. My main lacking step is drinking at least eight glasses of water. I really wants to get rid of this problem.
Avatar m tn Throat pain, difficulty swallowing, fever, scratchiness in the throat, post nasal drip, malaise and loss of appetite are symptoms of tonsillitis. It can be caused by bacteria like streptococcus or it could be a viral infection. Bacterial infections need antibiotics. Consult your primary care physician who will do blood tests and take a throat swab to determine the cause and prescribe appropriate medications. In the meantime, take plenty of warm oral fluids and lots of rest.
Avatar f tn I have a problem with my throat. A very painful lump comes up sometimes as if a pill is stuck in my throat. I also have difficulty swallowing food. Sometimes I chew an extra 2 or 3 time before i swallow because otherwise it would be painful. It also hurts (throat area again) to breathe in very deeply, and this can become a very sharp burning pain after exertion in sports like tennis and running. Please help! this has been bugging me for years.