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Lump in throat

Also known as Sensation of something in throat

Globus pharyngis (also known as globus sensation, globus or, somewhat outdatedly, globus hystericus, commonly referred to as having a "lump in one's throat"), is the persistent sensation of having phlegm, a pill or some other sort of obstruction in the throat when there is none. Swallowing can be performed normally, so it is not a true case of dysphagia, but it can become quite irritating. One may also feel mild chest pain or even severe pain with a clicking sensation when swallowing.

Source: Wikipedia

What causes it?

The most common causes of lump in throat are common cold, gastroesophageal reflux disease (gerd), and anxiety. Other possible causes, such as tonsillitis, are more rare.


What might my doctor prescribe?

Common Tests and Procedures

Patients with lump in throat often receive tracheoscopy and laryngoscopy with biopsy, upper gastrointestinal endoscopy; biopsy, biopsy, blood culture, upper gastrointestinal x-ray, nebulizer therapy, sigmoidoscopy or colonoscopy and tonsillectomy and/or adenoidectomy .

Common Medications

The most commonly prescribed drugs for patients with lump in throat include barium sulfate, glucagon, robitussin dm, robitussin ac, insulin lispro-insulin lispro protamine, alka seltzer, doxylamine (unisom), naratriptan (amerge), pyrithione zinc topical, moexipril, cromolyn (viz-on), ferrous sulfate and aluminum hydroxide / magnesium hydroxide / simethicone .

Who is at risk?

Groups of people at highest risk for lump in throat include . On the other hand, age < 1 years almost never get lump in throat.

Age

< 1 years
0.0x
1-4 years
0.3x
5-14 years
0.6x
15-29 years
1.1x
30-44 years
1.4x
45-59 years
1.1x
60-74 years
1.1x
75+ years
0.7x

Sex

Male
0.8x
Female
1.1x

Race/Ethnicity

Black
0.6x
Hispanic
1.0x
White
1.2x
Other
0.9x
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