After vomiting, the gastric material and liquid enter the esophagus, throat, and mouth, causing a feeling of lump and tightness in the throat. This problem often occurs for the following reasons:
Chemical burns that happen because of gastric acid
Chemical burns are one of the most important causes of foreign body sensation in the throat following vomiting. This condition is usually more severe after vomiting of fatty or sour food, although it is seen after any type of vomiting.
In these cases, chemicals that mainly contain stomach acid and enzymes secreted in the stomach enter the esophagus and throat and damage the cells lining the esophageal and throat tissues.
This injury is medically similar to a mild burn and can make a person feel uncomfortable in their throat and esophagus for several days.
Gastroesophageal reflux disease of GERD
The next case that can cause a foreign body to feel trapped in the throat following vomiting is due to a return of stomach acid or gastroesophageal reflux disease.
In most cases, chemical burns of esophageal and gastric tissue are seen with reflux, but sometimes the material inside the vomit does not cause severe burns and the symptoms are due to reflux disease.
You should note that not all the sensations you have in your throat come directly from the throat and can be caused by problems and diseases in other parts of your body.
For example, stimulation of the end of the esophagus at the junction with the stomach can cause a burning and lump sensation in the throat without causing illness or problems in the throat.
That is why in the disease of returning stomach acid to the esophagus, sometimes there is a feeling of lump and a foreign body in the throat without any problem in the throat.
Another condition that can cause a feeling of tightness and lump in the throat after vomiting is called globus.
In this disorder, the person becomes prone to recurrent vomiting due to psychological reasons
In globus disease, the main problem is stress and mental problems and at first there is no problem or pathology in the throat.
Then, with repeated vomiting, little by little, chemical burns are caused by stomach acid and a new disorder is added to the underlying disease.
There are many different causes of recurrent vomiting and abnormal and liberating sensations in the throat.
We mentioned three main cases above and you can read more on the subject of lump in throat after vomiting and find some home remedies for that.
Early diagnosis and treatment requires the skill and expertise of your doctor.
Be sure to see your doctor if you experience recurrent vomiting and the symptoms of sore throat and discomfort do not go away after a few hours.
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