lump in throat

Lump in Throat

Feeling like you have something stuck inside your throat is more common than you think. If this sensation usually eases upon swallowing while eating, then it is less likely to represent anything sinister.

Common causes include postnasal drip of secretions from the nose flowing down onto the throat and voicebox, as well as the rise of acid secretions from the stomach and food passage to pool around the throat area. Although a lump in throat sensation usually has a benign cause, it is still best to have this checked out carefully by the ENT specialist who will perform a flexible endoscopic examination of the nose, throat and voicebox. Rarely, more worrying findings such as throat or voicebox tumours may present in this manner.