If you've been pondering about ALS lately, this likely includes a fear of the Bulbar version.
For this article, I interviewed ear, nose and throat physician, Steven Y. Park, M.D. Dr. Park is Clinical Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology at the
Dr. Park: "If you change your swallowing mechanics due to any reason, whether from allergies, post-nasal drip, a scratch from a bone, or acid reflux, you will feel pain, discomfort or a foreign body sensation.
Now you know why, when you begin worrying about ALS or other diseases that might affect the throat, you start "feeling" a lump there!
One possible symptom is "a lump in the back of the throat," according to tonguecancersymptoms.org.