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Feeling of lump in throat

  I've been reading and educating myself on esophagal irritations. For 4 solid months I have felt a sensation of something stuck in my throat. It does not cause me breathing problems and I know that nothing is there. It acts up/worsens when there is pressure on my chest or abdomen.   Is this a health risk?  What might cause this? Should I ask my Dr. for a specific test?  Will this possibly come and go all my life?  Thank you so much!
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dear Jk, the symptoms that you describe are probably not serious assuming that you do not have any of the alarm symptoms ( weight loss, vomiting).  The differential diagnosis includes !0 abnormal perception of normal physiologic function, 2) esophageal spasm and 3) esophageal reflux.
If you want a single specific test, consider a cineesophagram, a movie of esophageal function.  Therapy ill depend on the characterization of the specific cause.
This information is presented for educatioanl purposes.  Always ask specificmedical questions to your personal physician.
HFHSM.D.-rf
*keywords: esophageal soasm
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