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Why when I swallow I feel like I got food in the back of my throat

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Dr. Susan Arnoult
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Fever?: If you have no fever then it is likely a viral infection. If you develop a fever, headache, abdominal pain or rash then you should be checked for str... Read More

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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Neil Giddings
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 39 years experience
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
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 61 years experience
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
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Affleck
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 30 years experience
Throat irritation: There are numerous causes of throat irritation, but many of them are more likely to be associated with some kind of illness. Since you aren't really ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Lewis
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 51 years experience
Depends....: This may be due to swelling, a choanal polyp or an enlarged uvula among orther possibilities. Best to have your otolaryngologist examine this are to d... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Stachler
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 31 years experience
Throat: You probably have post nasal drip which can be easily treated with some Flonase over the counter. If it is associated with fever and chills, it could... Read More
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Matthew Holtkamp
Specializes in Neurology
Abnormal : Hi, this is not normal and should be looked into sooner rather than later. See you primary doctor
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Bodell
General Surgery 50 years experience
Increase liquids.: A thick feeling in the back of your throat would suggest sinus drainage. The drainage could be quite thick if you are not staying hydrated. You migh... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 53 years experience
More info needed: "Weird taste" is not a diagnosis, it's a sign. For diagnosis sis you will have to have hour throat examined, your overall health reviewed, your medica... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alvin Mathew
Internal Medicine 18 years experience
Yes: See your doctor for a quick test to confirm.

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