Get your health question answered instantly from our pool of 18000+ doctors from over 80 specialties

160 Doctors Online
Doctor Image
Dr. Andrew Rynne

Family Physician

Exp 50 years

I will be looking into your question and guiding you through the process. Please write your question below.

What causes tightness in chest with feeling of lump below the throat?

Answered by
Dr. Vaishalee Punj

General & Family Physician

Practicing since :2003

Answered : 1995 Questions

Posted on Tue, 26 Aug 2014 in Medicines and Side Effects
Question: I feel like I have a tightness in my chest and feel like I am breathing in dust.I also feel like I have a lump below my throat close to my chest and loose my voice at times.
I am loosing weight dramatically have cold feet and hands. I am to scared to lay down as I think I might not be able to breath.
Answered by Dr. Vaishalee Punj 3 hours later
Brief Answer:
Need to get examined

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for your query.

It seems like a lump in your throat. It may or may not be ominous. But losing weight is definitely not good.

You need to get examined by a doctor. He will do some tests like blood tests, Imaging of the throat and chest (like X-ray and CT scan). If need be, endoscopy may be done to see if there is some structural abnormality.

You also need to take high calorie food to gain some weight. You can also try nutritional supplements like ensure, etc. These can be taken along with regular food and will provide the extra nutrition.

Take care

Dr Vaishalee
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar

The User accepted the expert's answer

Share on
Question is related to
Lab Tests

Recent questions on  Ct scan

doctor1 MD

I am experiencing a partial vision loss - probably a TIA - what will happen when I go to the emergency room?? YYYY@YYYY

doctor1 MD

My father undergone Electrical cardioversion treatment due to having severe Atrial Fibrilation (AF). Needless to say the treatment did not work after 4 attempts and they have prescribed him various medications to control the rate of the heart. We...

doctor1 MD

I got real dizzy and kinda lost tempory balance and experienced double vision but only for 30 seconds, twice yesterday. I am in good health at 78 years old and very active. eat healthy, Take a staten and low dose blood pressure and lots of vits daily

doctor1 MD

Sir, My right side floating rib hits somewhere and I am having pain while moving side to side when I sleep. Feels like the rib is hitting some organs or the muscles where may be some inflammation. I have taken X-ray , gone through CT-Scan and Lever test and as per the direction of a hospital but they could not find out anything wrong. I am 53 year old.