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Posted by: Adam | 2010/09/27

Lumpy feeling in throat

Hello doc

I have been having a funny feeling in my throat for way over a month now and I am going through a very stressful period.

These are my symptoms:

- Feels like a lump in the throat.
- The feeling is the same as when one''s tie is too tight.
- The lump comes and goes all the time. When I wake up in the morning there is nothing, but throughout the day it appears again.
- Eating makes the feeling go away for a short while.

It started with a feeling where it felt as if my food took a while before it moved down the oesophagus after swallowing. That disappeared and then the symptoms above appeared.

What can I take for this? Is it some sort of spasm? By any chance something serious?

Thank you.

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Our expert says:
Expert ImageCyberDoc

Hallo Adam
It could be an esophagus spasm due to stress but it may also be an enlarged thyroid, so I think your doctor should have a look. If he thinks it is an esophagus spasm, an antispasmodic and anti-anxiety medication may be necessary. If you are a smoker or have heartburn, you may need to have a gastroscopy to see if you have acid reflux that may be irritating the esophagus.
Dr Bets

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Posted by: Cyberdoc | 2010/09/27

Hallo Adam
It could be an esophagus spasm due to stress but it may also be an enlarged thyroid, so I think your doctor should have a look. If he thinks it is an esophagus spasm, an antispasmodic and anti-anxiety medication may be necessary. If you are a smoker or have heartburn, you may need to have a gastroscopy to see if you have acid reflux that may be irritating the esophagus.
Dr Bets

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