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Pharynx (Definition)

It is the connection between the mouth and the throat. The 3 parts are the oropharynx, nasopharynx, and hypo-pharynx. The pharynx leads into the ...Read more


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I have a full feeling in my throat. It is not all the time and seems to be better at times then gets worse. It's in the lower part of my throat.?

I have a full feeling in my throat. It is not all the time and seems to be better at times then gets worse. It's in the lower part of my throat.?

Globus: Your description of fluctuating sense of throat fullness is suggestive of globus sensation which may be due to mucosal inflammation or irritation from below (acid reflux) or above (allergic rhinitis, PND or food allergy). A mass or infection would not fluctuate and wound either be persistent or progressive. I recommend an ENT evaluation and possibly prophylaxis with PPI or antihistamine. ...Read more

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What causes fullness feeling in throat and shortness of breath?

What causes fullness feeling in throat and shortness of breath?

Possibly reflux: Stomach juice can come into the throat causing the symptoms you describe. Sleep with the lower part of your neck elevated above your abdomen (semi-sitting). Do not eat or drink anything for 3 hours prior to going to bed. Take Prilosec otc before breakfast and Zantac (ranitidine) 150 before dinner. No coffee, tea, soda, tomatoe products. If you are not better within 2 weeks see an ENT doctor. ...Read more

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Can you have tonsil issues that cause hoarseness, breathy-ness, tight full feeling throat for months with no fever/sickness?

Can you have tonsil issues that cause hoarseness, breathy-ness, tight full feeling throat for months with no fever/sickness?

Sure you can: Hypertrophic tonsils could cause lots of problems such as snoring, collapsing airway when sleeping (obstruction sleep apnea) mouth breathing, poor oral hygiene with bad odor breath and even mood change (because you not sleeping well at night. Suggest consult a Healthtap doctor or your PCP. May need ENT referral.
Take care and good luck. ...Read more

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31 m - 1 year wors symptoms. Not anxie or depress. Chest full feeling like something stuck my throat and chest. Feel a weak and faint heart beat. Breathless. Cnt feel heart hitting hard in my chest at pace. Lung / heart/ hema doc all normal. See chart?

31 m - 1 year wors symptoms. Not anxie or depress. Chest full feeling like something stuck my throat and chest. Feel a weak and faint heart beat. Breathless. Cnt feel heart hitting hard in my chest at pace. Lung / heart/ hema doc all normal. See chart?

Anxiety: These symptoms are most compatible with chronic stress and anxiety with over awareness of heart beat and nonexertional chest distress. I recommend that you have a treadmill stress test and an outpatient heart monitor for 24-48 hours writing down the time and nature of symptoms. In this way you'll be able to rule out a cardiac cause of symptoms. Stress management therapy and reassurance will help. ...Read more

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I have white spots on tonsils that seem to change for two days. Went and got a rapid strep, negative. No fever and no severe sore throat just feeling of fullness in throat. Post nasal drip as well. Is this just a viral Infection?

I have white spots on tonsils that seem to change for two days. Went and got a rapid strep, negative. No fever and no severe sore throat just feeling of fullness in throat. Post nasal drip as well. Is this just a viral Infection?

White spots: Hello, the white spots in the back of your throat sound like tonsilliths. These are food particles that get stuck in the tonsil tissues. They harden and make your tonsils look like they are infected. Under these tonsil pimples is a cavity or crevice that may be inflamed and infected. Gargle with water after every meal. This helps to clear these white pimples. Also see your doctor. ...Read more

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3 days breathing uncomfortable when standing, mucus build up, sinus pressure, feeling of fullness in throat or chest like nausea, white mucus Dizzines

3 days breathing uncomfortable when standing, mucus build up, sinus pressure, feeling of fullness in throat or chest like nausea, white mucus Dizzines

Typical cold symptom: Your symptoms are compatible with typical cold virus, may have sore throat, runny nose, nasal & sinus congestion, may have fever for several days, mucous may be green/yellow & may last 10-14 days. If no contraindications, antihistamines with short acting decongestants work best, also Umcka coldcare series helpful and otc Ibuprofen or Naproxen or Tylenol (acetaminophen) for fever or pain. See MD if gets worse ...Read more

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What is it? When feeling full even when haven't eaten? I feel like I have a a pile of food stuck in my throat.

What is it? When feeling full even when haven't eaten? I feel like I have a a pile of food stuck in my throat.

Stomach issues: It looks like you've had some work up done (egd/colonoscopy), although, I am not sure of the outcome based on no info provided. You will need to discuss this with your gastoenterologist. But try to look for certain foods that can make you feel worse such as gluten containing foods, dairy, etc. Also, you may have irritable bowel especially if you're having diarrhea/constipation. Look 4 gall stones. ...Read more

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What can I do to address a feeling of fullness in the chest and neck / throat area?

What can I do to address a feeling of fullness in the chest and neck / throat area?

Chest pressure: I am concerned in a 44 year old that chest fullness that can also involve the neck can be coronary artery disease. This must be excluded first. If that is not the cause then look to the digestive and respiratory track and for structural causes with your physician. ...Read more

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Constant feeling in my throat Raspy voice. What are the causes of slightly hoarse voice? Throat fullness?

Constant feeling in my throat Raspy voice. What are the causes of slightly hoarse voice? Throat fullness?

R/O TONSILITIS: LATYNGITIS and recurrent sore throats can cause tonsillitis. You need to be examined and have a throat culture. If that is negative then blood work needs to be done to evaluate for other issues, especially H. pylori. It is the ulcer causing bacteria that can cause halitosis//Gerd as well as laryngitis. Make sure to brush and floss teeth 3x/dy. Also use a specially designed tongue scraper ...Read more

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I've had a ultrasound done on my neck today what is the cause of a full feeling in my neck and like there is something stuck in my throat it makes me?

I've had a ultrasound done on my neck today what is the cause of a full feeling in my neck and like there is something stuck in my throat it makes me?

Before or after?: If after then no good reason for fullness. If before the most common cause for globus sensation usually muscular tightness in upper sphincter between throat and esophagus often from reflux. Sometimes from stress, thyroiditis, irritation of nerves in throat. Consider ENT eval with barium swallow and exam of throat and larynx. ...Read more

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Been feeling dizzy/lighthead off and on for past week. Nasal passages dry, throats dry, but head feels a little stuffy and ear full off and on. 34yo f?

Allergies: Dizziness and your other symptoms could occur with allergies, ear infections or other inner year issues, or less likely sinus problems. I might try some allergy meds like Flonase or something similar and possibly a Claritin type medication for 5 to 7 days and if no better see a medical provider. If you are running fevers or other new symptoms occur, you may need to see a medical provider sooner ...Read more

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Cant eat properly, feel full after small amount. Bad bitter taste in morning, queasy stomache, block feeling in throat. What could it be?

Cant eat properly, feel full after small amount. Bad bitter taste in morning, queasy stomache, block feeling in throat. What could it be?

Could be reflux: If it's associated with sleep, then there's possibly a small amount of stomach contents going back into the throat due to gravity. Even a very small amount of reflux could give a strange taste in the mouth. Reflux can cause the blocked feeling in the throat. Stomach ulcers can cause you to feel full after eating a small amount. Make sure you get checked up by your doc for this! ...Read more

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Today, woke up feeling like throat was full of liquid, couldn't breath & made strange gasping/honking noise. Lasted 10sec. Dr has ruled out heart cond?

Post-nasal drainage: You are a 26 y.o. male on ativan (lorazepam) for anxiety. You have a very low risk for a primary cardiac event. It is more likely that you had post-nasal drainage over night due to allergies or common cold. You may also have had gastric refluxate up into throat which would have tasted sour and possibly sensed burning. Did your doctor check for the source of the fluid? Do you have facial pressure or pain? ...Read more

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Breathless on exertion for more than a year, tired all the time despite full nights sleep and now feeling of a lump in my throat?

Breathless on exertion for more than a year, tired all the time despite full nights sleep and now feeling of a lump in my throat?

See a doc: See a doctor for a proper evaluation. There are many causes for your symptoms- you need a physical exam and possibly blood tests. ...Read more

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What could cause a constant feeling of fullness+slight pressure 1in to right of adams apple for longer than 3 months? Strep throat test negative. Ty!

What could cause a constant feeling of fullness+slight pressure 1in to right of adams apple for longer than 3 months? Strep throat test negative. Ty!

Neck fullness: Fullness and pressure in the neck/ throat can be from an external factor an enlarged lymph node or cyst pushing on a neck structure, or from thickened secretions accumulating at the level of the adam's apple/voice box.
See an ear nose and throat specialist for a thorough head and neck exam, including a direct look at the voice box. ...Read more

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What causes severe bloating & fullness with horrible belching, as well as a lump in the throat feeling?! I've been very stressed lately. Any relation?

What causes severe bloating & fullness with horrible belching, as well as a lump in the throat feeling?! I've been very stressed lately. Any relation?

Swallowing air: When people get anxious they sometimes develop aerophagia, or excessive swallowing of air. This causes severe bloating and belching. A consultation with a gadtroenterologist is indicated to rule out other conditions. Please read the excellent article referenced below regarding description, treatment, and evaluation and differential diagnosis.
www. Medscape. Com/viewarticle/776875_4. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Head feels full with pressure and heaviness. Feels difficult to breathe. Odd feeling in back of throat where tonsils are, almost like it's constricted?

Head feels full with pressure and heaviness. Feels difficult to breathe. Odd feeling in back of throat where tonsils are, almost like it's constricted?

Head pressure: Symptoms like this suggest a respiratory (upper and lower) infection, pharyngitis ortonsillitis, and maybe bronchitis with spasm of the breathing tubes. You need to be examined and a course of treatment determined. ...Read more

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I am 17 years old and for the past couple of weeks I have been having the feeling of a fullness in my throat, some breathlessness and a racing heart.

I am 17 years old and for the past couple of weeks I have been having the feeling of a fullness in my throat, some breathlessness and a racing heart.

Please see Dr.: There are a number of possible causes, but the only way to tell is to see your Dr. If your evaluation is normal, then the most likely cause is anxiety or stress. ...Read more

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What is acid reflux. Doctor told me to get Gaviscon because of rotten taste in my throat and choking or fullness or swelling feeling I'm getting.

What is acid reflux. Doctor told me to get Gaviscon because of rotten taste in my throat and choking or fullness or swelling feeling I'm getting.

Acid up: If you are pregnant now the increase pressure in youe abdomen from enlarging uterus will push the acid from your stomach up to your esophagus
that is reflux
in early pregnancy the hormonal changes your body experiencing will first create more acid, then sevond it will relaxation in the sphincter between the stomach and the esophagus allowing more acid up ...Read more

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I have been experiencing a fullness feeling under my chin, almost tightness that does extend down the front of my throat. I have thyroid nodules but feel this might be too high in the throat for them. Going for an u/s scan tomorrow of thyroid to be sure

Thyroid Nodules: Thyroid nodules are very common. About 1 in 3 people develop them in their lifetime. The reason why we care, is that (in general) 5% of them turn out to be malignant. We also worry if they start to grow & put pressure on other structures in the neck, or become autonomous/overactive. An u/s will be helpful to evaluate. You should also discuss with your Dr. About checking TFTs & Thyroid Abs. ...Read more

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I have right side ear fullness, right side throat pain and dry feeling in right side throat. Last 2 years. ESR normal. Severe pain. Please help.

I have right side ear fullness, right side throat pain and dry feeling in right side throat. Last 2 years. ESR normal. Severe pain. Please help.

See an ENT: Throat pain can be caused by many types of diseases or conditions. It's not always easy to find the right diagnosis or the right specialist. Proper diagnosis is the key to a successful treatment. See an ENT for evaluation, tests and treatment. ...Read more

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I have a itchy feeling in my throat/chest. Thoat feels swollen on outside. Popping in center of chest. Ears feels full of fluid. Headaches back head.?

I have a itchy feeling in my throat/chest. Thoat feels swollen on outside. Popping in center of chest. Ears feels full of fluid. Headaches back head.?

Close computer: And proceed to your local ER or UC clinic for evaluation, diagnosis and treatment: you must be examined asap. ...Read more

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I feel tightness in my throat and just a feeling of vomiting whenever my stomach is less full like 3-4 hours after lunch. Why is that?

I feel tightness in my throat and just a feeling of vomiting whenever my stomach is less full like 3-4 hours after lunch. Why is that?

Would need more info: The side effects from the medications you are taking could easily do this. So could gallstones or whatever condition you are treating with the antibiotics and steroids I'm assuming you are simply on a short term course of these meds and you should talk to the doctor who prescribed them. If you are taking these medications on a long term basis, you are going to have a world of trouble. ...Read more

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Constant reflux & feeling of something in throat, vomiting out of a dead sleep or when bending over & constant full feeling in stomach? Gallbladder?

Constant reflux & feeling of something in throat, vomiting out of a dead sleep or when bending over & constant full feeling in stomach? Gallbladder?

Doubt gallbladder: Constant reflux and vomiting isn't normal. This could be achalasia, a disease where the esophagus doesn't work normally to propel food into the stomach. See your doctor soon. Reflux of stomach acid can damage your esophagus. What you describe doesn't sound like a gallbladder problem, which most often presents with right upper abdominal pain. ...Read more

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Please everday sore throat long time now getting worst. Causing nausea dizzy weak full feeling in chest.

Please everday sore throat long time now getting worst. Causing nausea dizzy weak full feeling in chest.

Taking care of you?: When symptoms drag on like this, there is probably something MORE that you can be doing to help take care of yourself. The essentials are good sleep, hydration, avoidance of toxins (alcohol, smoke), reduced stress/work activities, and optimized environment. A doctor should be able to help by making the correct diagnosis to fine tune the treatment. It sounds like you need to see a doc today. ...Read more