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It always feels like something is stuck in my throat. Should I be worried?

It always feels like something is stuck in my throat. Should I be worried?

ENT evaluation to: Rule out foreign body, infection, tumor, structural or functional abnormality is most important. Even if the exam is normal, a follow-up with ENT in 2-4 months is warranted if the symptoms persist, sooner if they worsen. "worrying" is not productive and in fact may contribute to the sense of something stuck in the throat. Reasonable concern, a good action plan w/ follow thru and stay relaxed. ...Read more

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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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After I eat it always feels like something is stuck in my throat. Why?

After I eat it always feels like something is stuck in my throat. Why?

Depends: That could be a variety of things ranging from minor to concerning. Although things like heartburn or chronic post nasal drip could play a role, a conversation and exam with a doctor is probably important because of the potentially more serious concerns. Sometimes an imaging or endoscopy is needed. In the meantime chew your food well and take small bites! ...Read more

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It always feels like there's something stuck in my throat and I need to burp. What does this mean?

Lump in throat: The most common cause for having the sensation of a lump in the throat is acid reflux up to your throat. See an ENT for an evaluation. ...Read more

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I dont have trouble swallowing, but almost always i feel like something gets stuck in my throat. There are time when i drink water, i feel like the wa?

I dont have trouble swallowing, but almost always i feel like something gets stuck in my throat. There are time when i drink water, i feel like the wa?

See answer: You may have a narrow esophagus (due to rings or strictures), inflammation of your esophagus due to acid reflux or even a type of condition called eosinophilic esophagitis. You may want to see a gastroenterologist and an upper endoscopy can help evaluate this and even stretch your esophagus for relief. Hope this helps you get better soon! ...Read more

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How come i always feel like I have something stuck in my throat when i eat?

How come i always feel like I have something stuck in my throat when i eat?

Reflux causes globus: Globus is a sensation that something is "stuck" in your throat when there is nothing there. Most commonly it is caused by chronic irritation of the throat by acid reflux that cause the lining in your throat to swell a little giving you the sensation that something is stuck there. When you eat, your stomach secretes acid, which then refluxes into your throat causing the globus sensation. ...Read more

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I have had a sore throat for 10 days. No fever, negative for strep. Painful to swallow and it always feels like there is something stuck in my throat.

I have had a sore throat for 10 days. No fever, negative for strep. Painful to swallow and it always feels like there is something stuck in my throat.

See an ENT specialis: An otolaryngologist (ENT) is able to examine the back of your tongue, lingual tonsils, and the are around your voice box to see if that is the source of your inflammation, throat pain, foreign body sensation. ...Read more

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Is there a reason it feels like something is stuck in my throat when nothing's there?

Is there a reason it feels like something is stuck in my throat when nothing's there?

Needs to be checked: You need to have it checked by your family doctor.It may be a strep infection or some other condition.Meanwhile you may try gargles with some salt in warm water, it may help with the symptoms or you can suck on throat lozencesor use honey and lemon home remedies. ...Read more

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I can't breathe because it feels like something is stuck in my throat. Am I just being nervous?

I can't breathe because it feels like something is stuck in my throat. Am I just being nervous?

Foreign body throat: If you are truly having breathing issues, get to an emergency room right away. If it was just a scratch and there is no longer anything stuck in your throat, it should just improve with time. If the symptoms seem to worsen though, see an ent. Anxiety can give you the sensation of tightness in your throat. ...Read more

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