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can food sit in the back of your throat and when you swallow it feels like it is still there

A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Neil Giddings
38 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Not normal.: Sometimes a small blind pouch can form at the top of your esophagus producing these symptoms. See your doctor, a barium swallow can easily visualiz ... Read More

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Dr. Clarence Gehris
Specializes in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Probable viral: Many viral infections show up as dot-like lesions in the back of the throat
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rhonda Simons
14 years experience Family Medicine
Globus Sensation: The "lump in the throat" sensation is often caused by inflammation of one or more parts of the throat, such as the larynx or hypopharynx, due to crico ... Read More
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Dr. Clarence Grim
56 years experience Endocrinology
Painful swallowing: F unknown age or medical Hx or ethnicity asks: For 3 months I have had painful swallowing, sometimes feels like food gets caught in my throat. painful ... Read More
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Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
24 years experience Ophthalmology
Virus, other options: If you have no history of smoking or throat cancer, pain when you swallow food can be due to a variety of possibilities: pharyngitis due to a virus (c ... Read More
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Dr. Dennis Clifford
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Not enough info: Your symptoms can be caused by innocent things like post nasal drip, or sinusitis. However, serious infections of the throat can also cause unusual se ... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience Internal Medicine
Otolaryngologist: Have a thorough examination by an Otolaryngologist. The specks are probably tonsillar stones which are old food and other debris. They are usually ins ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Karen Butler
20 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: Yes it is possible need a little better history. When did symtoms start and with what. Any fever? Rest and hydrate. See how you feel. Make sure there ... Read More
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A 52-year-old male asked:
Dr. Clarence Grim
56 years experience Endocrinology
Pain on swallowing: Most likely viral URI. Can try salt gargle. Or if you can find it gum with aspirin in it.
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Clarence Lyons
19 years experience Family Medicine
See a doctor: See a doctor and get this checked out.

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