Lump in Throat for a month now, what is it?!

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Hello guys, I don't know what I've been suffering with for a while now. I thought it would go away after a week because I assumed it was a stomach virus (threw up a lot during the first week). But it persisted for a month now! It's not as strong as before as there is a nagging feeling of a lump in my throat which causes me to feel extremely uncomfortable and nauseous. I feel better when I burp but that only lasts a few seconds. It also comes randomly and stays for a few hours then disappears a few minutes/hours and comes back. I've checked the Doctors TWICE and they have been NO help. They have no clue at all and recommended me to visit a throat doctor on my third visit. I've been deciding to go or not, because I've been wondering if this is really a throat problem or not? Or if anybody experienced this or has any clue, please let me know.

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    Were you vomiting because you would gag? If you feel something physical you should go get it checked out immediately I think. I get a lump in my throat often but it's as gas is pushing its way through. Something is going on with me that's been causing me to burp constantly lately. I feel better when I let them out but I don't feel as if there's something stuck in my throat.

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    Sounds more like stomach to me reflux indigestion? Have you tried any meds for this like Zantac or gaviscon it could help or you could ask your doctor for some PPI meds it could be silent reflux
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    It seems like a LPR to me or silent reflux, since you dont mention heartburn. 

    I know the discomfort. Try to avoid cigarettes if you smoke, all caffeinated drinks, fat foods, dont eat 3 hours before bed, buy yourself a wedge pillow. It is an acid coming up to your larynx or dygestive enzyme called pepsin in your throat that is activated when you eat acidic food. 

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    The feeling of a lump in the throat is a commonly reported symptom of extra-oesophageal reflux (LPR) affecting 50% of refluxers. To give it its proper name it's "Globus Pharyngeus" (or Globus for short) and is the tightening of the cricopharyngeal muscle in an attempt to prevent reflux from the oesophagus aspirating into the respiratory system. This would tie in with the burp relief as the musculature from stomach to mouth relaxes to permit the escape of gas.

    You may be unaware of other reflux symptoms but taking measures to try and reduce reflux may help.

    Check out the chapters on reflux in the free book / website www DownWithAcid org uk

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    Im of the same opinion as  Gina44061. Seek specialist help .Hopefully you will get the answer but nothing should be left to chance.Are you scared of the unknown. Better to find out as soon as possible so if there is a problem it can be treated. Take it from someone who knows.Good luck.Let us know how it goes
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    Wow, am I the right person to answer that!

    The lump in throat sensation is associated with Acid Reflux. It shouldn't interfere with swallowing food however. If it does, then it most likly is something else. I've had this lump for almost 2 years straight and it comes and goes , but mostly comes. It has made my life miserable. As soon as I get it I start to feel nauseous. And it's strong nausea too and usually lasts the entire day. I've been diagnosed with reflux and take medication for it called Pantrapazole but it doesn't really help. I've had 2 endoscopies but Dr says there's nothing he can see. He does find it strange I suffer from such frequent nausea however. It's normal to have some nausea with Reflux but mine is a little overboard. Do you have nausea very much with the lump? Yes with regular Drs there seems to be no help. It's like they don't have a clue or don't want to be bothered with it. As far as seeing a throat Dr I would say don't waste your time UNLESS the lump makes it hard for you to swallow food. Mine isn't like that. It's painless and isn't blocking food. It's just uncomfortable and annoying and causes nausea. A Dr. once suggested I see an ENT ( ear nose throat) and I just rolled my eyes ( when he wasn't looking that is). lol

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    Perhas you are experiencing severe esophageal reflux from a hiatal hernia...a gastroenterologist should be able to diagnosis and treat you.

    kind regards

    judith

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