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Tightness (Definition)

Tightness can mean different states at distinctive times. The most common is the complaint of tightness of chest, a feeling of discomfort, real or perceived, seen often in patients with asthma or panic disorder, or heart attack. Your physician ...Read more


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What causes tight throat feeling/feels like something stuck in throat? Not enough saliva?

Can be asthma, etc.: It depends on the circumstances and setting in which these attacks occur. They might be panic attacks, where part of the therapy is to breathe into a paper bag to slow brreathing down and relax. It can be an asthma attack triggered by a thing like cold air. It might be a heart attack. It would help to see your doctor to pinpoint the cause. ...Read more

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Have mild gastritis. Lately when my stomach burns I get a weird tight throat feeling like am going to gag but I dont??

Have mild gastritis. Lately when my stomach burns I get a weird tight throat feeling like am going to gag but I dont??

Could be reflux?: Sometimes gastroesophageal reflux can cause those types of symptoms. If over the counter heartburn meds don't help, you need to see a doctor. ...Read more

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Can seasonal allergies cause a feeling of throat tightness?

Can seasonal allergies cause a feeling of throat tightness?

Yes: Sometimes extensive exposure to pollen can cause throat tightness and even a more severe allergic reaction that could trigger hives, trouble breathing and throat tightness. ...Read more

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Why do tonsil stones cause feeling of something stuck deep in throat/throat tightness?

Why do tonsil stones cause feeling of something stuck deep in throat/throat tightness?

Stuck: Because something is stuck deep in the throat. See ENT doc to consider tonsillectormy. ...Read more

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Constant throat tightness, swallowing issues, & feeling airways are blocked for years. Getting worse. Will my Upper GI figure out what's wrong? Scared.

Constant throat tightness, swallowing issues, & feeling airways are blocked for years. Getting worse. Will my Upper GI figure out what's wrong? Scared.

May show LERD: Exposure of vocal cords to stomach acid & pepsin will result in inflammation of vocal cords (as is also often seen with acid regurgitation) = lerd. Acute laryngitis may result, but watch out for chronic hoarseness, throat clearing, airway spasms, cough, bronchitis, asthma-type presentation, & even a higher risk of throat cancer. UGI may also reveal other issues--an okay first step in your work-up. ...Read more

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I've had hoarseness and a feeling of throat tightness around my voice box on & off for a year, also gastritis. Could this be acid relux to my larynx?

I've had hoarseness and a feeling of throat tightness around my voice box on & off for a year, also gastritis. Could this be acid relux to my larynx?

YES: YES! - GERD and hoarseness are commonly seen together. I suggest a medical examination, possible endoscopy, a test for H. pylori and PPI therapy for GERD. I also suggest voice rest and avoidance of NSAIDS and alcohol. ...Read more

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31m Tension headaches migraines for 3 months. Clicking /ticking feeling and noise when my heart beat / pulse is going fast. Lump feeling in throat / tightness. Shallow breathing weak pulse feeling

31m Tension headaches migraines for 3 months. Clicking /ticking feeling and noise when my heart beat / pulse is going fast. Lump feeling in throat / tightness. Shallow breathing weak pulse feeling

Tension headaches: Here is some general advice on headaches. For specifics to your situation re diagnosis and treatment you will need to consult with a doctor licensed in your area as treatment will depend on the diagnosis and your other health conditions.

https://patient. Info/health/migraine-leaflet ...Read more

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Dry throat. Tightness and cough especially at night. Pfts done. Is it asthma?

Dry throat. Tightness and cough especially at night. Pfts done. Is it asthma?

It is possible: A lot of patients with Asthma get tightness of the chest and cough at night during an acute attack. You need to be examined by your MD who will be able to tell you for sure if it is Asthma or not. ...Read more

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16, smoke1 year, sociable smoker, cigarette yesterday, dry throat, sore throat, ear pain, a tickle in my nose, could I have throat cancer?, throat tightness

16, smoke1 year, sociable smoker, cigarette yesterday, dry throat, sore throat, ear pain, a tickle in my nose, could I have throat cancer?, throat tightness

Flu: Seasonal flu is very common viral infection. Usually the condition resolves on its own with home care. Drink water and get a good rest. NSAIDs (e.g. Aleve) are also recommended every 6 hours. If concerned, see your PCP after 4 days or so. Take this opportunity and quit smoking. ...Read more

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Throat tightness, burning and painful. What can I do?

Throat tightness, burning and painful. What can I do?

Depends on cause: If it is viral then treat symptoms with hydration, analgesics, honey, throatcoat tea. If from acid reflux then try antacids and antireflux dietary restrictions. If is bacterial then suggest culture to rule out strep and then treat culture specific antibiotics. ...Read more

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Constant throat tightness. I'm starting to suspect it's something else and not my vocal cords (I have VCD)?

Constant throat tightness. I'm starting to suspect it's something else and not my vocal cords (I have VCD)?

Vocal cord dys.: This is also called paradoxical vocal fold motion abnormality. It often is treated with speech/voice therapy. Another co-factor to treat with this problem can be LPR-laryngopharyngeal reflux. Acid/stomach enzymes can get into the esophagus and larynx triggering throat tightness, throat clearing and VCD. This can be treated with dietary measures and reflux medications, as well. See ENT to check. ...Read more

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Anxiety-throat tightness--what is relationship?

Anxiety-throat tightness--what is relationship?

Autonomic response: Similar to the answer about flushing; anxiety, worry, fear trigger autonomic (automatic unconscious) physiological chemical responses in our central nervous system (brain). Emotions have a vast array of somatic (body) effects: get to the underlying source of anxiety or at least develop some healthy coping alternatives: relaxation, meditation, breathing techniques, visualization. ...Read more

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Could throat tightness be from seasonal allergies?

Could throat tightness be from seasonal allergies?

Throat Tightness: I would feel comfortable saying yes if accompanied by the other typical seasonal allergy symptoms, rhinorrhea, scratchy throat and eyes, congestion, post nasal drip, epiphora, conjunctival redness, etc. ...Read more

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Throat tightness?

Throat tightness?

Many options: If it is of recent onset and associated to swelling of soft palate, or lips, tongue or difficulty to breath may be an emergency. Otherwise many things may cause it: dry throat, elderly (presbyesophagus), webs in the esophagus, gerd or reflux, stenosis from cancer, achalasia or pseudo achalasia, or something acute like pharyngitis x virus or strept throat. Even neurosis or anxiety may cause it. ...Read more

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What can I do to stop constant throat tightness?

What can I do to stop constant throat tightness?

Depends: Depends on the cause. It can be due to allergies, flu, growth of mass, infection or allergic reaction. Depending on the cause the treatment will vary. ...Read more

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What can be causing throat tightness stress/anxiety?

What can be causing throat tightness stress/anxiety?

As above: I advise u to see your PCP for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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Is it possible that tinnitus cause throat tightness?

Is it possible that tinnitus cause throat tightness?

Possibly: Tinnitus & throat tightness may have common cause involving the eustacian tube (connects middle ear to the throat). It functions as a drain & pressure equalizer for the middle ear. Tinnitus occurs in 10-20% of people esp as they get older. Holding your nostrils & gently blowing against a closed mouth may relieve pressure. If it persists it is best to consult your doctor to determine cause & tx. ...Read more

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Can anxiety cause a person to get neck and throat tightness?

Yes but: Yrs, but so can medical conditions like heart attacks and allergic reactions (not trying to cause more anxiety!) - give your doctor a call. If you don't have one, and this is new for you, go to a clinic or ed right away. ...Read more

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Could gastric reflux be causing my throat tightness?

Could gastric reflux be causing my throat tightness?

Yes: I don't know your details. The answer is that your throat has no acid protection system. If stomach acid is allowed to reflux then it could burn your throat tissue. If this is recurrent you need checked. ...Read more

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What can be causing swallowing difficulties/throat tightness?

What can be causing swallowing difficulties/throat tightness?

See an ENT: This warrants a consult with an ear nose and throat specialist to establish the cause of your problems. ...Read more

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I have throat tightness which is making ti really hard to swallow. What should I do?

I have throat tightness which is making ti really hard to swallow. What should I do?

See your doctor now!: Symptoms like these have to be evaluated in real-time by your physician. He/she has access to your examination, laboratrory data and many other diagnostic tests to get to the bottom of what's going on and offer you help. ...Read more

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Throat tightness, can't swallow without drink?

Throat tightness, can't swallow without drink?

Dry Mouth: Moisture is necessary to swallow. A dry mouth will result in difficulty swallowing. Many reasons the mouth can be dry: age, medications, disease, habits like tobacco & alcohol. ...Read more

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What can cause throat tightness? (not a food allergy)

What can cause throat tightness? (not a food allergy)

Multiple reasons: Could be something as simple as anxiety or something pathology in the area. Would recommend seeing an ENT specialist to evaluate it. ...Read more

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Can a viral upper respiratory cold cause throat tightness?

Can a viral upper respiratory cold cause throat tightness?

Throat tightness: What do you mean by "throat tightness"? Are you saying you have difficulty breathing? Difficulty swallowing? Something else? If you feel like your throat is swelling, you may need emergency help. ...Read more

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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Throat Tightness (Definition)

Nonspecific symptoms. Sensation of ...Read more