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Swallowing Difficulty

One of the most common causes of a feeling of a lump in the throat is stress or anxiety.

Your symptom could also come from enlargement of lymph nodes or the thyroid gland in your neck, acid reflux (also called gastroesophageal reflux, or GERD), or an abnormality in the nerves or muscles that control swallowing.

See your doctor if you are concerned about your symptoms, or if your symptoms don't go away within a few days.


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