For 2 years I have had symptoms I now believe to be GERD. I haven't seen a doctor because they haven't gotten worse.
I have the sensation of a lump in my throat, or a finger being lightly pressed against the outside of my throat. It gets better when I burp. Most of the time, this feeling is barely noticeable, if at all. The only reason I notice is because I try to. Sometimes it is worse, to the point that I notice it easily and it's bothersome, but that is sporadic, happening sometimes a few times a week or a few times a month. Rarely, it happens on several consecutive days.
The thing is, it's completely painless. Once a month or less, I will have a slightly sore throat, or my voice will get hoarse. I do sometimes cough, but only once or twice every few days.
Symptoms tend to be more consistently mild when I eat healthy and work out.
My question is, is this likely GERD, and if so, is it worth seeing a doctor about as long as symptoms don't get worse?