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Got a feeling of something stuck in throat?

Got a feeling of something stuck in throat?

Reflux?: Many of my patients have this complaint. Acid reflux can come up to your throat and inflame the tissues of the voicebox(larynx) which are sensitive. This causes swelling and the sensation that something is always there. But other things as well, including cancer. If it persists i tell people to get into see an ENT to evaluate. ...Read more

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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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Happens at random times, feeling of something stuck in throat, leads to coughing consecutively then disappears and reappears after a while- what to do?

Happens at random times, feeling of something stuck in throat, leads to coughing consecutively then disappears and reappears after a while- what to do?

Globus pharyngeus : Is a feeling of foreign body or lump in the throat. It could be associated with GERD or local irritation (pharyngitis or tonsillitis), and postnasal drip in chronic sinusitis. All the above causes could be associated with cough. Psychological factor could cause globus sensation( globus hystericus). Consult an ENT physician to role out these causes. ...Read more

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What would cause a feeling of something stuck in throat, and or chest area?

What would cause a feeling of something stuck in throat, and or chest area?

Reflux: There are many things that can cause a globus sensation (something in throat). One common cause is reflux. You should definitely be evaluated by your physician to rule out other causes should your symptoms persist! ...Read more

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Feeling of something stuck in throat when swallowing.

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Feeling of something stuck in throat when swallowing.

See your doctor: Symptom of difficulty swallowing in a patient over age of 50 needs to be evaluated. I urge you to see your doctor soon about it. ...Read more

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Reflux for awhile.Constant feeling of something stuck in throat. Over past 2 days thing in throat has gotten so huge & uncomfortable I cant handle it?

Swallow ok?: Most important question is can you swallow without trouble? If not, then see your dr. sooner rather than later. This feeling can be due to reflux, constriction or even anxiety. The thyroid gland sits outside the throat, on the front part of the neck and I would want you to get examined to see that this is not enlarged too. ...Read more

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If you have oral cancer why do u get the feeling of something stuck in throat? Would it be constant?

If you have oral cancer why do u get the feeling of something stuck in throat? Would it be constant?

That feeling : Sometimes arises from the fact that the mouth is so dry. If that is a factor, consider using an oral system like biotene (available everywhere) to help. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Can chronic sinusitis cause feeling of something stuck in throat and bad breathe? And can it be viral?

Can chronic sinusitis cause feeling of something stuck in throat and bad breathe?  And can it be viral?

Yes: Yes, chronic sinusitis can cause bad breath and mucus - feeling like it is stuck or dripping into the back of your throat. If your symptoms are chronic, that is, having lasted for more than 3-4 weeks, it is less likely to be viral and more likely to be there because of a bacterial or fungal infection. Also underlying allergies are often a contributing factor to the development of sinusitis. ...Read more

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I occassionally have feeling of something stuck in throat. I drink water to push food down. Could it be result of stress?

I occassionally have feeling of something  stuck in throat. I drink water to push food down. Could it be result of stress?

Explanation: Perhaps. May be globus. Very good explanation here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Globus_pharyngis. You should have an exam by an ENT doc to rule out real pathology. ...Read more

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What could cause feeling of something stuck in throat with out any other symptoms? Be like this 3 months clear CT scan

What could cause feeling of something stuck in throat with out any other symptoms?  Be like this 3 months clear CT scan

Reflux: May likely reflux. Have an ear nose and throat doctor. They can look at the throat to make sure it is nothing else. Do you smoke? Do you have heartburn? These are some of the questions the ENT is going to ask you. Good luck! ...Read more

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Feeling of something stuck in throat? Polyp in maxillary sinus and thickening of septum and turbinates? Could these things cause feelin in throat?

Feeling of something stuck in throat? Polyp in maxillary sinus and thickening of septum and turbinates? Could these things cause feelin in throat?

Throat discomfort: You probably have a post nasal drip caused by your sinuses. The post nasal drip can cause discomfort in your throat. However, the polyp speaks for a long standing problem and you may havenasal allergies. Speak to your doctor for a referral to an allergist. ...Read more

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Can post nasal drip cause constant feeling of something stuck in throat for 3 months? Goes away when i eat and for a min after brushing nack of tounge

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Can post nasal drip cause constant feeling of something stuck in throat for 3 months? Goes away when i eat and for a min after brushing nack of tounge

Possible, see more: The feeling of "post nasal drip" associated with the feeling of something in the throat (often call "globus symptom") may be due to excessive mucous production such as with a cold or allergies however it is often that the mucous accumulates in the throat because it does not pass through the esophagus to your stomach smoothly. This is the case in patients with esophageal reflux due to esophageal spasm. Other reasons for swallowing disorder are strictures, tumor, achalasia, diverticulum, or altered anatomy. You may need to see doctor to evaluate this problem. ...Read more

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I walk 5 minutes & get feeling of something stuck in throat & right arm pain. Passes after 5 minutes and i'm ok. Ekg, bloodwork fine. Thoughts?

I walk 5 minutes & get feeling of something stuck in throat & right arm pain.  Passes after 5 minutes and i'm ok.  Ekg, bloodwork fine.  Thoughts?

Depends: If you have risk factors for heart disease (family hx, smoker, cholesterol, diabetes, obesity) you should probably have an exercise stress test. Women often do not have typical symptoms of angina (heart pain). A stress test is easy to do and, if normal, will give you a level of reassurance that everything is fine. ...Read more

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Scared I might have throat cancer. Have had feeling of something stuck in throat on and off but mainly after eating. Also keep loosing my voice.

Scared I might have throat cancer.  Have had feeling of something stuck in throat on and off but mainly after eating.  Also keep loosing my voice.

Throat symptoms: If your not a smoker and at a younger age, throat cancer would be very rare. A passive viral infection would be most likely but if your really worried and ENT specialist has all the gismos needed to look down there, ...Read more

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What can cause feeling of something stuck in throat goes away for a min when i brush the back of my tounge or eat? Clean CT scan been this way 3 month

What can cause feeling of something stuck in throat goes away for a min when i brush the back of my tounge or eat? Clean CT scan been this way 3 month

Many possibilities: That symptom is very common and could be associated with many things. It appears that you don't have an enlarged thyroid gland or other mass because of the ct, making cancer unlikely. It can be related to acid reflux(gerd) and laryngopharyngeal reflux(lpr). Some people require mo's of twice daily reflux meds to help. Another issue can be muscle tension dysphonia, so see an ent/laryngologist. ...Read more

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Can sinus infection cause feeling of something stuck in throat for 3 months? No other symp besides enlarged salivary gland or node. Cancer? Clear ct

Can sinus infection cause feeling of something stuck in throat for 3 months? No other symp besides enlarged salivary gland or node. Cancer? Clear ct

You need to see a : Specialist physician. Problem has gone on too long. Please see an otolaryngologist (ENT) for a complete history and physical. Bring your old records and any test results/images. I suspect they will inspect your throat with a special scope. Depending on prior workup, additional sinus or neck imaging may be useful. ...Read more

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Feeling that something stuck in throat when try to salivate?

Feeling that something stuck in throat when try to salivate?

More info: Need more info - how long, did it start after eating a meal, was it there upon waking, is it sore, any cold symptoms, rash or post nasal drainage. Possible allergies, ulcer, foreign body, diverticulum, or even cancer. Would recommend seeing your physician or an ent- will need an exam or even direct visualization with a scope if not improved or worsening. ...Read more

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How likely is it to get throat or oral cancer for a former smoker of weed ?Feeling that something stuck in throat a symptom but it could be anxiety

How likely is it to get throat or oral cancer for a former smoker of weed ?Feeling that something stuck in throat a symptom but it could be anxiety

Unlikely : At age of 21, it is very unlikely but not impossible. This symptom can be related to many infections and even irritation or foreign body.. Get checked soon.. ...Read more

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I been having oral cancer fears does a feeling like something stuck in throat always mean you have oral cancer? No other symptom present maybe earpain

I been having oral cancer fears does a feeling like something stuck in throat always mean you have oral cancer? No other symptom present maybe earpain

Globus Hystericus: is the condition is what doctors commonly call “Globus,” and patients call a “lump or foreign body in the throat." The patient is suffering a lot of discomfort and there is no need for the condition to persist as it can often be treated successfully. A first step in diagnosis and treatment is to see your PCP. ...Read more

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Left face, left forearm, left hand, and on top of foot and sciatica on left leg. All tingling. Also feeling if something stuck in throat and chest. ?

Left face, left forearm, left hand, and on top of foot and sciatica on left leg. All tingling. Also feeling if something stuck in throat and chest. ?

Be seen: I would sure be seen. There are some benign conditions that can be associated with what you are describing, but others that are quite serious. I would see you primary care doctor and get a good checkup, if everything looks ok there I would ask for referral to a neurologist. ...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 am experiencing throat tightness. Constant feeling something is stuck in throat. ?

I am experiencing  throat tightness. Constant feeling something is stuck in throat.
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Throat tightness: Consult an ENT specialist. If he finds nothing,consult a psychiatrist to find out what your problem is ...Read more

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What could difficultly swallowing solid foods along with the feeling of something is stuck in throat?

What could difficultly swallowing solid foods along with the feeling of something is stuck in throat?

Sure, see GI doctor: Difficulty swallowing ("dysphagia") can be distinguished as a "transfer" problem (difficulty moving food from mouth to top of esophagus), "transit" problem (difficulty moving food down the esophagus), "spasm", gerd (due to sphincter problems), or obstructive (webs, rings, strictures, ulcer, tumor). Best to see a gastroenterologist (gi doctor) for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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Bad post nasal drip for three months. Constant sore throats and feeling like something is stuck in throat. Medication little effect any suggestions?

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Bad post nasal drip for three months. Constant sore throats and feeling like something is stuck in throat. Medication little effect any suggestions?

May need referral: If you have genuinely been taking medications as prescribed (e.g. daily steroid nasal spray for 6 weeks) without any improvement then you should seek further attention. You may need to be seen by an ENT Dr (ear, nose, throat) to make sure there is not an alternative cause for your symptoms. ...Read more

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Feels like water in ears & draining in throat. Itchy throat at times w/ feeling like something is stuck in throat below adams apple area. Upset stomach all the time. Can't sleep due to tight feeling in throat. No issues eating or drinking. Month now?

Feels like water in ears & draining in throat. Itchy throat at times w/ feeling like something is stuck in throat below adams apple area. Upset stomach all the time. Can't sleep due to tight feeling in throat. No issues eating or drinking. Month now?

Need to be seen: By your doctor, you may very well Rx meds for your upper airways inflammation causing such symptoms, as well you may be having reflux adding to the problem in your throat, and possibly causing your upset stomach. In the interim, use saline nasal washes, salt water gargles, and OTC antacid or PPI, but read the labels carefully, wish you well ...Read more

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I have a feeling of of something stuck in throat, what is wrong?

I have a feeling of of something stuck in throat, what is wrong?

Globus: Globus sensation is feeling of something stuck in throat. It is a common complaint that usually doesn't reveal something actually physically stuck, but does indicate that 'something' is going on that stimulates the nerves and causes the phantom sensation. Usually it's related to acid reflux. You can test with OTC antacid like Maalox or Pepto-Bismol to see if it goes away, otherwise see ENT. ...Read more

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What are common causes of a feeling of something stuck in my throat?

Throat Issue: It could be gerd, allergies, a foreign body like a fish bone or a mass or diverticulum. See an ENT doc for a definitive diagnosis. ...Read more

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Last night I woke up with a feeling of something stuck in my throat. Feeling is still there. I have a lot of neck issues could it be related to that ?

Last night I woke up with a feeling of something stuck in my throat.  Feeling is still there. I have a lot of neck issues could it be related to that ?

Globus sensation: The feeling of something stuck in your throat is called Globus sensation. It may actually be related to something stuck there, or maybe not. Sometimes it is a manifestation of acid reflux disease. Regardless, the new onset of this sensation needs to be evaluated medically, To be sure that there are no blockages in the esophagus. See your doctor. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can seat belt injury to throat cause a feeling of something stuck in my throat it showed up about 3 weeks after accident what could it be? Have had xr

Can seat belt injury to throat cause a feeling of something stuck in my throat it showed up about 3 weeks after accident what could it be? Have had xr

Seat belt throat inj: A plain xray may not show soft tissue or cartilage injury. You should see an otolaryngologist for a head and neck examination and a direct look at your vocal cords and surrounding area. Depending on what is seen, additional testing may (or may not) be needed. ...Read more

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Look down throat towards the epiglottis,a lot of white spots gathered in throat. nosymptoms, except feeling something stuck in throat.causes? anxious.

Look down throat towards the epiglottis,a lot of white spots gathered in throat. nosymptoms, except feeling something stuck in throat.causes? anxious.

Lots of things.: It is better to go to your doctor or a Quick Care Clinic to have a swab of the lesions to determine what they are and get it treated. It could be Thrush or Strep throat or nothing at all. This will at least ease your mind. ...Read more

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Can u have tonsil stones for 3 months have a feeling of something stuck in my throat?

Can u have tonsil stones for 3 months have a feeling of something stuck in my throat?

Tonsillar infection: Stones can persist for long time periods in tonsillar crypts. They should not create the feeling that you are describing. If this persists you should be examined and find out exactly what is going on. ...Read more

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I drank a little too much last night a vomited a lot. I don't feel sick anymore but I have this uncomfortable feeling of something stuck in my throat.?

Acid inflammation: Learn your limits. Frequent vomiting causes acidic stomach contents to irritate throat tissues, causes swelling, sense of something there. Gargle warm salt water, don't strain voice, sim ple diet, antacid may help. Continues, see md. ...Read more

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I have a feeling of something stuck in my throat that goes away for about an hour during and after eating been there since car accident whatcould it b?

I have a feeling of something stuck in my throat that goes away for about an hour during and after eating been there since car accident whatcould it b?

Several: Foreign body truly stuck after the trauma-- tooth, fragment etc. May have tracheo-pharyngeal trauma and some disruption or scar. May have an issue of inflammation or growth unrelated to the accident. Ent is the specialty to thoroughly exam this area. ...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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If I have "silent reflux" will it cause difficulty swallowing and the feeling of something stuck in my throat for several weeks?

If I have "silent reflux" will it cause difficulty swallowing and the feeling of something stuck in my throat for several weeks?

Dysphagia and globus: Acid reflux can be tricky. You have described two distinct possibly related symptoms that CAN be due to reflux. Some other might be throat clearing, cough, or hoarseness. I recommend you get "scoped" either by ENT or GI, preferably that includes esophagoscopy. An alternative test is "barium swallow" series of video x-rays to rule out other possible causes. A full eval usually includes both. ...Read more