Feeling a lump in your throat isn’t uncommon. An Endoscopy test can be administered by a doctor to look at the inside of a patient’s esophagus, stomach, and small intestine to study any possible problems. This test is normally given to patients who have a hard time swallowing. The endoscope is a skinny and long device, inserted through the nose, with a small camera at the end of the device. A Manometry test can be given to test how well the muscles in the throat move food. PH monitoring is a test used to monitor how often a patient has acid reflux and how long the acid stays in the esophagus.
Please do try to stay calm about this. I know it is difficult in the extreme. Anxiety can play havoc as well with your digestive systems. Try some Gaviscon Advance for the moucus. It helped me enormously when I had a bout of it. A matter of days and it was gone. I can’t help you with the swallowing issue or the sertnum pain. The endoscopy will tell that tale. If they had reason to suspect you for cancer – and I’m not saying that they do – but IF THEY DID – and your family history may put you in that category – you will get an endoscopy within two weeks rather than the boundary of 18 weeks which the rest of us have to wait for. All best wishes at this difficult time, Anita.
i had the burning and discomfort in my sternum for weeks. It used to come and go but when i had it, it stayed for ages. I missed work often and felt so sick with it. I saw my doctor lots and ended up in A & E because i was so worried and my doctor didn’t know what it was. Now i no longer have the sternum pain but have silent reflux which i am controlling but i assume it turned into this. I really think this is what u have too and it can be sorted out. You need to raise the head of your bed to start with and change your diet. You wont feel better overnight, it takes time but there is a lot of good advice in this forum so read it all through and research acid reflux diet on the net.
There are other conditions similar to the symptoms of GERD such as peptic ulcer disease, infections of the esophagus, and cancer. GERD is normally a persistent feeling of heartburn, chest pain, and acid reflux. For example, a person with heartburn once a week may not have GERD, whereas a person with heartburn for several hours a day consistently may have a diagnosis of GERD. Occasional heartburn can be treated with over-the-counter (OTC) drugs that reduce stomach acids and a change of diet. However, if the feeling of heartburn, and other conditions described, is persistent for more than 2 weeks, schedule an appointment with a doctor.
I too am having acid reflux problems. It started with bad heartburn but that is now under control with the help of omeprazole. However, I am also getting the lump in the throat feeling with a white coating on my tongue. I am unable to eat because of this check this site out and am having mainly liquids. Im trying some meal replacement shakes this week for some energy! I have been to my dr who has eventually referred me for an endoscopy. Are you any better now and is there anything you can recommend that helps? Thanks.