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Feel A Thump When I Swallow
Eustachian tube: Your eustachian tube may be partially blocked leading to a painless pop & crack when swallowing (similar to sensation when driving up/down mountain or airplane takeoff/landing). It can be aggravated by allergies and/or upper respiratory infections. You may get some relief w/otc antihistamines & decongestants. ...Read more
Dysphagia: Feeling like you can't swallow needs an explanation - sometimes this is anxiety, or a chewing / haste problem but sometimes it is due to a muscle or tongue problem, an anatomic abnormality of the esophagus or even problem with the normal wave that propels food down the esophagus. ...Read more
Infection?: If this just started, get checked for strep throat, which needs to be treated within 10 days of the onset of symptoms to prevent complications. If you have had this for a while, see your doc, too, and find out why it hurts so much to swallow. You need to be seen in person by a doc who will examine you, order appropriate testing, treat you and/or refer you, if needed ...Read more
Sore throat : It sounds like you have pharyngitis or a 'sore throat'. If you've just had a medical procedure done, it's important to check in with the doctor/team that did that. They may have a very good idea as to 'why' you have those symptoms now. If the pain is really that bad, probably you need a professional to look into the back of your throat. You wouldn't want to ignore Strep throat, Mono etc. ...Read more
I sometimes get this when I have a cold. But I don't have a cold anymore. My throat feels uncomfortable and when I swallow, I feel like throwing up?
Sore throat: Irritation of the throat and stomach linings after a cold can persist and contribute to difficulty/pain swallowing and nausea. However, there are other possibilities to consider, such as oral thrush or different type of bacterial infection of the throat. If this persists/worsens, have it examined. Also notice you have asthma, be sure to rinse/spit after using any inhaled steroids. Get Better! ...Read more
My throat burns when i swallow or burp alittle. I have acid reflex. And i feel like my food gets stuck . What do I dobit hurts and very uncomfotable.
Dr. can check throat: New throat pain can be from a strep throat infection (antibiotics are needed), a cold or influenza (antibiotics usually not used), or from some other cause such as allergies or irritants. Usually, a person sees the doctor if the sore throat is bothersome, recurrent, or doesn't go away quickly (mainly to check for strep throat). Throat lozenges and Tylenol (acetaminophen) or Motrin can help decrease throat pain. ...Read more
When i wake up i can't feel myself swallow. Feels numb or i only feel it by bottom of throat. After a little while feels normal again. What is this?
May be GERD: It may be due to gastro esophageal reflux, which can make the acid come up and cause these symptoms get it checked by your family doctor and a trial of life style modification.Like not going to bed too soon after eating, smoking and alcohol reduction, weight loss if obese.Also may need trial of acid suppression therapy other cause can be sleep apnea check with your doctor to find out what is the caus. ...Read more
See a doctor...: Painful swallowing is potentially a sign of a significant esophageal problem including infectious esophagitis. An alternative and less serious cause for your symptoms might be "globus hystericus" caused by anxiety. I suggest you visit with your doctor about these symptoms. Good luck! ...Read more
Y do i feel palpatations like my heart beating hard after a heavy meal? I feel relaxed after a burp.what can i do about it?
Diet vs Reflux vs CV: I recommend seeing your primary care provider. Assess if there is any family history or past medical history of cardiac (heart) problems. This could also be related to food, lactose intolerance, or other factors. Try to adjust your diet and identify provocative factors. ...Read more
When laying down or sleeping, I hear a very loud snap inside my head. It will wake me up. Sometimes I feel like I can't move for a few seconds.
Could be...: Could be your JAW or NECK. If you sleep on your side, your jaw may slightly 'pop' out of position try sleeping only on your back. Vertebrae in your neck can 'pop'(just like your finger joints) . Determine which one of theses is likely and see your Dentist or MD for diagnosis. ...Read more
When i talk i feel my mouth dry and always the time if i force my throat I have a salt saliva. Sometimes when i swallow i hear a snap. What's wrong?
Dry mouth: There are many reasons including, but not limited to, mouth breathing, partial airway obstruction, reaction to meds, food allergies, GERD, Diabetes, syndromes, etc. Would have to see/hear the "snap" to give an answer. Best suggestion, see your Dentist. Take a full written list of all symptoms and all Meds with you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Feels like a vein pulsing in ear canal, occurs for a few seconds when burp/hiccup, I can't hear it I just feel it pulse like heart beat uncomfortable.
Otitis w effusion: You may have otitis media w effusion (also called serous otitis) where normal ear drainage & pressure-equalizing systems are blocked. Tho antihistamines or decongestants may relieve some congestion, they are not proven cures. Generally, this clears on its own in 10-12 weeks. See your clinician or ear-nose-throat specialist if worsens, doesn't get better, or you have concerns. Hope that helps. ...Read more
My throat hurts when i swallow and when i talk.Sometimes i feel like i'm losing my voice. Also, when i yawn, my throat feels like it's gonna rip open.
Get it evaluated: Though antibiotics aren't needed for respiratory viral infections, a sore throat may need immediate antibiotic therapy for streptococcal infections since it is contagious. Additionally, a healthcare professional can assess for other things such as postnasal drip, primary HIV infection, retropharyngeal abscess, and others, depending on the specifics of your case. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
When I swallow my chest hurts. My chest feels a bit pressured. Feels like a stronger heartburn.Noticed my heart racing alot when I'm in pain.why?cure?
Dysphagia: Or difficulty swallowing should be promptly investigated and it may reflect anatomic or functional esophageal abnormalities. Your heart racing is most likely reactive tachycardia in response to the discomfort. Please talk to your doc about your symptoms and keep a log of your symptoms, specifically solids/ liquids, progression, etc. ...Read more
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