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Q: neurological disease hysterical ball ( Answered,   0 Comments )
Subject: neurological disease hysterical ball
Category: Health > Conditions and Diseases
Asked by: juju1234-ga
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Posted: 01 Oct 2002 15:40 PDT
Expires: 31 Oct 2002 14:40 PST
Question ID: 71336
I want to know about a disease called hysterical ball that makes you
feel like you have a ball in your throat and also makes you burp all
the time
Subject: Re: neurological disease hysterical ball
Answered By: websearcher-ga on 01 Oct 2002 15:55 PDT
Hi juju1234:

The condition called "hysterical ball" comes from the latin term
"globus hystericus". It is associated with a frequent sensation of a
lump in the throat, even though there is nothing physical obstructing
the airway. Belching is sometimes helpful in making the feeling go

It was originally named globus hystericus because it was thought to be
a psychological malady - but today more is known about its causes.

The following sites give excellent information about this condition
and make for interesting reading.

XtraMSN Health:,,8065-1356623,00.html

World Book Medical Encyclopedia

dear psych doc

University of California, San Diego

Lump in the Throat,11816,242109_125005,00.html

Please let me know if you need any clarification. 

Thank you. 


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