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Feeling of lump on throat - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   Hi there, I seem to feel like I have a lump in my throat. Everytime I swallow it feels slightly mucusy and feels like it gets lodged in my throat. I cough to try and move it, but nothing happens. I recently went to the doc to ask about my chest, as my breathing was a bit weird, and he gave me betablockers to calm my heart rate.
I am just worrying about this now! I am scared its a lump or something.. but I feel no pain whatsoeverIt probably has nothing to do with it, but I am 3 weeks late (2 negative hp
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   let me read
User :   Hi, ok thanks
Doctor :   May i know your age ?
User :   21
Doctor :   do you have acidity/ heart burn issues ?
User :   not really, i am burping more right now! thats just to try and clear my throat
Doctor :   this feeling of lump in the throat is from how many days ?
User :   about 4 days now
Doctor :   rapid heart rate and weird breathing from when ?
User :   about 3 weeks, but its on and off with my heart rate
User :   since last year
Doctor :   apart from beta blockers any other medications have been prescribed ?
User :   no
Doctor :   what the lump kind you are feeling in the throat is termed as foreign body sensation medically
Doctor :   it is due to the congestion of the throat
User :   yes a little bit, it just feels like mucus goes down and just stays in the bottom part of my throat
Doctor :   there is nothing lump there
User :   i can't feel a lump from the outside
Doctor :   yes
Doctor :   it is foreign body sensation
User :   yeah
Doctor :   this is due to the congestion of the throat probably due to acid reflux disorder
Doctor :   acid reflux can happen as you have chest and breathing issues
User :   oh ok
Doctor :   this is not a serious problem
Doctor :   follow this simple steps
Doctor :   cap Prilosec otc one tab early in the morning in empty stomach for 7 days
Doctor :   warm saline gargle
Doctor :   steam inhalation two times a day
Doctor :   reduction of spice content of the food stuff
Doctor :   not to lie down immediately after consuming meals
User :   thank you for that, i was really worried
Doctor :   at least half hour time to go to bed after meals
Doctor :   nothing to be worried
User :   thank you for your help
Doctor :   thanks for consulting health care magic
Doctor :   we are available 24 /7
User :   one more question quickly! is this anything to do with being 3 weeks late off my period??
Doctor :   no
Doctor :   this is related to increased acid secetion and its reflux into the throat
User :   ok thank you
Doctor :   the delay in the periods with negative hpt is probably due to stress
User :   i understand, thanks
Doctor :   thanks for consulting health care magic
Doctor :   bye for now
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