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Causes Of Choking Sensation
Does a peg tube cause a choking sensation or a lump in the throat? I have redness around my peg tube, is this normal?
No, but...: A PEG tube is down in the stomach, so doesn't affect the throat (presuming there wasn't an upper endoscopy procedure in the past few days). However, normal healthy people don't have PEG tubes, which means there could be some illness or disorder that relates to the throat and to the reason why a person has a PEG tube. ...Read more
See below: Many things, none of them good. You need to see your doctor today to sort these symptoms out. ...Read more
See below: You have symptoms which could be serious and should see your physician. He/she will listen to you, do a physical examinarion, run some tests, and let you know what's going on. ...Read more
Most likely reflux: Most likely cause is acid reflux even if there is no heartburn. Only 1/3 of people with reflux have heartburn. Consider avoiding caffeine, alcohol, acidic or spicy foods, smoking, eating less than 4 hrs before sleep, sleeping with the the head higher than the heart, and antacids. Could also be throat tumor so consider ENT evaluation if symptoms present longer then 2-3 weeks. ...Read more
Can hyperthyroidism cause inflamed thyroid and cause difficulty swallowing, coughing, and choking sensation?
Yes: Hyperthyroidism can result from inflammation of the thyroid (subacute thyroiditis). There will be pain and swelling of the thyroid that can feel like a sore throat, and cause trouble swallowing. If the thyroid is large enough, you can also have a choking sensation. Treatment for this condition is different than the usual treatment for an overactive thyroid. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have difficult swallowing, choking sensation, and cough. Do you think Botox which was injected in my neck 3 months ago caused this?
Reflux?: Complaints like this can be very well related to reflux. When you lie flat, the acid can come up into your throat. This can cause a cough, phlegm, and the feeling that something is stuck in your throat. One should avoid spicy foods, don't eat less than 2 hours before they lie down, sleep on an incline. If it persists one can try otc reflux meds and see their md. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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