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A 24-year-old male asked:

when swallowing, something in sidemy throat seems to be moving and pressing hard against the wall of my throat, it's below thyroid cartilage. also i feel sick almost like my stomache is squeezed everytime i swallow saliva.

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Karen Butler
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Ans: You need to see an ENT to possibly be scoped. Think if you swallows somethings earlier and perhaps got stuck in your throat. Go back to when you first noticed the problem. Don't waste time in being seen for this. Go to your pmd and get referred
Dr. Hiroshi Mashimo
Gastroenterology 33 years experience
If this is an acute prob, likely viral but seeing regular doctor first and soon, and getting throat swabbed to rule out strep or mono would be important. If persistent >5 days, may need specialty care such as ENT.
Oct 18, 2015
Dr. Robert Stachler
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 31 years experience
Reflux: you most likely have reflux. Do you have an acid taste in the mouth ? Your cricopharyngeus muscle is spasming as a result of the reflux. Try eating a low acid diet. Find the reflux diet on the Internet. You may try some over the counter Prilosec two times a day and take it one hour before breakfast and supper. Do not eat 3 hours before bed. Only drink water before bed and see how you feel.

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