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I am suddenly feeling a sensation like a lump in my throat without any other symptoms. What might it be?
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Doctor: Dr. David, Board Certified Physician replied 2 years ago
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if you have excessive anxiety symptoms, this can cause you to have a lump in the throat sensation.

do yo have excessive anxiety?

acid reflux can cause a lump in your throat sensation as well.

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
I have had anxiety but feel relaxed and do not feel that I'm am anxious. I have never experienced acid reflux.
Doctor: Dr. David, Board Certified Physician replied 2 years ago

even if you feel relaxed, your anxiety disorder can cause you to have lump in the throat sensation.

has your doctor treated you with anti-anxiety medications?

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
Zoloft and Trazadone
Doctor: Dr. David, Board Certified Physician replied 2 years ago

you should try deep breathing exercises

and mental visualization

and meditation techniques

you might benefit from seeing a psychotherapist regularly

there are anxiety reducing techniques and cognitive behavioral therapy which can help

you to relax more and help decrease this lump in your throat sensation.

let me know if you have other questions.

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