Sensation of a Lump in Throat

November 14th, 2017 by admin in Throat Clinic Comments Off on Sensation of a Lump in Throat

Sensation of Lump in ThroatSensation of a lump low down in the throat is quite a common presentation. Understandably individuals who experience this for days and weeks become very concerned about something sinister going on. To put this in perspective the most common cause of this is spasm of the muscle of the top of your swallowing tube called the Cricopharyngeus Muscle. The main reasons for this muscle to go into spasm are silent reflux which is acid reflux and bile coming up from your stomach while you are asleep irritating the valve, and/or stress.

If you do not have associated voice change, if you do not have a difficulty in swallowing, if you notice no lumps in the neck, it is very unlikely to be sinister or serious, but it is very important that if these symptoms persist, you are seen by an Otolaryngologist or an Ear, Nose and Throat Surgeon to diagnose the cause of the problem and to be absolutely certain there is nothing worrying on.