I am a 27year old female. I smoked for 8 years but gave up 3 years ago. For the last three months It has felt like there is a lump in my throat when I swallow, but it is not painful. Just annoying. The doctor said it could be reflux and left it at that. I went to another doctor a few weeks after that and he diagnosed a throat infection, and gave me 2 seperate courses of antibiotics, it hasnt really done anything though.
Now my whole neck/throat is feeling swollen and achey. I still have a lump when swallowing but some days it seems worse than others. I am scared, if this was just a throat infection the antibiotics would of fixed it by now, wouldn't they? I have an irrational fear of cancer and am scared that this is what it is.
I've had the same thing for about a month now. I finally went to my doctor and he thought it was an irritation caused by post nasal drip. I had bad sinus infections when I was young, I'm almost 56 now. I usually have some drainage in the back of my throat, and alot of throat clearing I call the ahem's if you know what I mean. Anyway he gave me some nasal spray to use twice a day for 5 days and once a day at bedtime after that. It's not getting any better so far, but this morning I had some colourful lumpyish discharge which I thought might be a good thing. Still no change to the feeling in my throat, very annoying and frustrating. I don't have any other symptoms that would point to acid reflux. Any ideas anyone?
You both have one of two things. It is either Globus Hystericus, which is a stress related issue, or it is acid reflux. If it feels like someone has their hands around your throat, or there is something tight around it, then you have the first. If you feel like there is a clog in the back of your throat behind your sinuses, then it is the second. The first will go away in time, if you try not to stress too much, but it could take a while. I had it years ago, for quite a while, then it disappeared. But it comes back from time to time when I am anxious. I now have the second, and I have lived with it for 6 years now. I think you can ask the doctor about getting something for it. Hope this helps you both!
thankyou so much my names newman and i think i might have both of these things and they bolth have been bothering me for quite some time now,thanks to you i now have an idea of what i can do p.s. your a lifesaver,and sorry for my grammer
does any body know what i might have i always get this feeling that there is a ball in my throat and no matter how much i try to swallow it or spit out it just remains there it make it hard to swallow and breathe and i also have this really annoying drainedge feeling in the back of throat,sometimes it feels like someone is trying to strangle me to. any body know if so please reply??
There are many things that can cause a lump in throat feeling. I have been surfing the web for months looking for answers and have been seeing many doctors. The important thing to remember here is that there is not a 'one fits all solution' My lump feels like a pill and is some days more severe than others. Tried the neck relaxation techniques (nothing), tried ativan for possible anxiety(still there), had a Barrium swallow (normal) had an endoscopy (normal) had my thyroid blood levels checked (normal) had an ultrasound of thyroid (bingo) 4 cysts on my right side. Now I have to talk to my doctor about the direction I need to go from here. Hope this is helpful. Many people post their symptoms but I discovered few post their solutions. In hindsight, for the past year I have been having constantly clearing my throat (kinda annoys my coworkers) but interestingly that has been replaced with a lump in my throat.
How big are your cysts? I have similar symptoms. Had the Barrium, thyroid, etc. Negative. I also have cysts on my thyroid found with ultrasound, 6 of them but they are not very large. Apparently it's very common.
If they are below 11 cm they do nothing. Endocrin Doctor said that most likely you wouldn't feel those cysts because they are embedded in the thyroid and they would have to be VERY large to interfere. Most likely the lump in throat sensation is something else. I have nausea at times, and I don't want anything near my neck. He tried to tell me it was Globus and that I needed to see a throat specialist.
I tried the acid reflux meds, no success and barrium test said it wasn't that. I don't know much about Globus but I suppose it's possible. The sensation is everytime I swallow, not painful just annoying. Hard to believe stress could be a factor, I have had a lot more stress in my life with none of these symptoms.