Globus Pharyngis

The globus pharyngeus is quite annoying while breathing or swallowing, but it does not interfere with them. It may also lead to significant health anxiety because people with this sensation often worry about choking. It often makes us feel the throat is partly blocked.

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How to manage my mother's chronic throat pain?

Query: ‏Hi doctor, My mother is suffering from severe pain in the throat since the past six months. We have been to a lot of physicians, and most of them seem to think it is a sore throat. But, the sore throat medications are not helping. One doctor suggested that the throat pain has got something to do ...  Read Full »


Dr. Shyam Kalyan N

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your mother seems to suffer from reflux laryngitis. Like the doctor said, it is the inflammation due to excessive production of acid by acid cells in the pharynx, which causes the acid to reflux into the larynx and cause chronic throat irritation. It produces a foreig...  Read Full »

What causes globus pharyngis?

Query: Hello doctor, As I was trimming my beard, I accidentally swallowed a piece of hair. This incident happened two days ago, it is not painful, but I can feel it in my throat. Should I wait or try some sort of home treatment or ask a professional to examine my throat?  Read Full »


Dr. B Vageesh Padiyar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. It is improbable that the strand of hair is still stuck in the throat. In most cases, it is psychological and gives a foreign body sensation what we call globus hystericus. I would advise you to have a few bananas, which will help push down any strand of hair stuck i...  Read Full »

Can oral thrush cause a popping feeling in the throat on swallowing?

Query: Hi doctor,I am 20 years old. I am a heavy smoker for a year. I feel a pop in my throat. When I swallow, it comes and goes. I have stopped smoking for a week. I believe it as an oral thrush as I have bad breath and some white stuff is present on my tongue. I also have a dry mouth and a loss of appeti...  Read Full »


Dr. Syed Tehmid

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Please mention the meaning of pop while swallowing. Please mention whether your food gets stuck while swallowing. Please mention whether you have difficulty in swallowing. Please attach the picture of the white lesions. Please mention whether these white patches disappe...  Read Full »

Why am I feeling a lump in throat while swallowing?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 21 years old. I had a bad cold back before five months. After self-examination of my throat, I noticed a row of growths under my palatine tonsils, right beside my lingual tonsils. I had visited an ENT doctor and the specialist insisted that they were just harmless lingual tonsils an...  Read Full »


Dr. Alok Rathi

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Let me assure you, you have nothing to worry. Relax, because you have stress. Yes, that is the only thing you have got and it is not just stress, it is very harmful. Stress can cause all symptoms you currently have. For example, it causes increased acid release in the s...  Read Full »

Will Pylokit intake cause globus sensation, burping and uneasiness?

Query: Hello doctor, I have GERD for the last three months. I consulted a gastroenterologist, general physician, and ENT specialist. In the beginning, I thought it to be mild acidity and took Ulgel syrup, Pantop and other general drugs. Then I got done with endoscopy in which I had H.pylori positive. My ...  Read Full »


Dr. Ajeet Kumar Lohana

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I did not see your endoscopy report. The only document you uploaded is of your prescription (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Kindly upload it again. Well, it brings no surprise to me listening that part of your symptoms has occurred secondary to th...  Read Full »

The closed feel in my throat with mere swallowing saliva gives me a choking feeling. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, I have had this issue for two to three months now and my symptoms are changing. It started with my throat feeling like it was closing every now and again and between my ears and jaw was sore for weeks. My tongue feels swollen and irritated all the time with little red dots around the ed...  Read Full »


Dr. Syed Tehmid

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Having read through your symptoms I think, if any of doctors could not find any particular cause it might be what we call as burning mouth syndrome with globus sensation. It may be due to certain local conditions like ill fitting dentures, jagged sharp or carious tee...  Read Full »

Why do I get pain in throat and ear while swallowing with globus pharyngeus?

Query: Hello doctor, I had globus pharyngeus for about 10 days and today it has evolved to a pain in the back of my throat which when I swallow causes pain in my left ear for a second too.  Read Full »


Dr. Pruthvi Raju Uppalapati

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your condition. Do not worry. It is a quite common scenario. Very manageable. Firstly, it is caused by one or few of the conditions like severe gastric reflux, infection in the throat, postnasal drip due to conditions like a sustained common cold, smokin...  Read Full »

What could cause a feeling of something at the back of throat with no pain and inflammation?

Query: Hello doctor, I have had a feeling like something had been at the back of my left side of the throat for a few days. I do not know what it is? Tonsils are not inflamed, throat a bit dry, and does not hurt to swallow.  Read Full »


Dr. Muhammad Zohaib Siddiq

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. One of the reasons for your symptoms is anxiety which you told. Globus hystericus is a feeling of something like a lump in throat which cannot be swallowed, or swallowed and reappears. Tonsils usually are asymptomatic unless very large and obstruct throat are inflamed ...  Read Full »

I feel something in my throat while swallowing. Is it a concerning issue?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a feeling of mucus or something in my throat for the last three weeks. For a week I had a feeling of swallowing issues, where I felt not all of it was sticking to my throat. Now that sensation has more or less gone away, I still do feel like grain in my throat after finishing t...  Read Full »


Dr. Syed Tehmid

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The symptoms you are experiencing classically fit into globus pharyngeus. Manometric studies, endoscopy being normal, organic causes are ruled out. Hypo or hypomotility disorders would present in a typical manner and manometric studies would have shown something. Ne...  Read Full »

What causes constant irritation in the throat?

Query: Hi doctor, This query is for my mother. All the time she feels something stuck in her throat. The test we already done are endoscopy and scan. But, nothing abnormal has been revealed. She is still suffering from throat irritation feeling. Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Alok Rathi

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Feeling something stuck in throat like foreign body sensation is common in females and is called as globus pharyngis (some constant feeling of obstruction in throat). It is very common and nothing much to worry.  It is supposed to be caused due to acidity and gastric re...  Read Full »

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