When the stomach contents like digestive juices and some undigested food return to the mouth through the esophagus, it is known as regurgitation. It mostly happens in gastroesophageal reflux disease, acid reflux, rumination, pregnancy, certain medications, bulimia, etc. It causes heartburn, irritated throat, sour and bitter taste in the mouth, feeling of something stuck in the throat, etc. Treatment is with medications like antacids, proton pump inhibitors, and H2 blockers.

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Can GERD cause a foreign body sensation in the throat?

Query: Hi doctor,I have a foreign body sensation in my throat. Sometimes, it remains like compression or it remains squeezing my throat. Usually, at night, I do not have any symptoms after I lay down. My breathing, heart rate, and blood pressure remain normal. I am taking Omeprazole 20 mg once a day for al...  Read Full »

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Answer: Hi, Welcome to The most common reason for having this irritation in the throat with a feeling of bump or something obstructing while swallowing can be a feature of chronic GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease). Even though you remain asymptomatic, the inflammation in the throat c...  Read Full »

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