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About an hour after i take my BP meds, i feel like I have a lump or food stuck in my throat. When i eat, I have to drink lots to keep the food moving?

About an hour after i take my BP meds, i feel like I have a lump or food stuck in my throat.  When i eat, I have to drink lots to keep the food moving?

Dryness: There are BP meds that can affect the throat, making them feel dry. The Alpha blockers like Clonidine do that. Discuss with your doctor, i'm sure he will understand and make the necessary changes. ...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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What is it? When feeling full even when haven't eaten? I feel like I have a a pile of food stuck in my throat.

What is it? When feeling full even when haven't eaten? I feel like I have a a pile of food stuck in my throat.

Stomach issues: It looks like you've had some work up done (egd/colonoscopy), although, I am not sure of the outcome based on no info provided. You will need to discuss this with your gastoenterologist. But try to look for certain foods that can make you feel worse such as gluten containing foods, dairy, etc. Also, you may have irritable bowel especially if you're having diarrhea/constipation. Look 4 gall stones. ...Read more

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Feels like I have food in my throat. Acid reflux?

Feels like I have food in my throat. Acid reflux?

May be: It may be acid reflux.You can try over the counter omeprazole for at least 3to 5 days. If no better consult your doctor ...Read more

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Food stuck in my throat for the third time in a week?

Food stuck in my throat for the third time in a week?

Dysphagia: There are a lot of causes of swallowing difficulty, and many are easily treated. You should talk to your gp who will likely order a barium swallow, which allows us to watch the mechanics of your swallow, and determine if there is any other evaluation that needs to be done. ...Read more

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Food stuck in my throat and i can't get it out! help what to do?

Food stuck in my throat and i can't get it out! help what to do?

PlLEASE GO TO ER: You need to be seen as soon as possible as this is very uncomfortable & possibly dangerous. ...Read more

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Recently for a couple of months every time i eat I have food stuck in my throat?

Recently for a couple of months every time i eat I have food stuck in my throat?

Smaller: Portions, chew longer, drink water with food. If symptoms persist go see gastroenterologist to r/o stricture. ...Read more

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I am always getting food stuck in my throat, how to prevent this?

I am always getting food stuck in my throat, how to prevent this?

First: You need an evaluation. If this is a recurrent problem and/or you sometimes choke related to food "getting stuck", then you would be best served by some sort of swallow evaluation, like a possible barium swallow. You'd be best served by talking to your doctor about this? ...Read more

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It feels like there is food stuck in my throat. if there was food stuck in my throat would i still be able tl swallow? i also have anxiety

It feels like there is food stuck in my throat. if there was food stuck in my throat would i still be able tl swallow? i also have anxiety

Adolescent Turmoil: I understand your discomfort. You would have marked difficulty in swallowing if food was stuck in your throat. Say out loud that “It feels like there is food stuck in my throat”; however IT IS NOT REALITY! This feeling is due to Anxiety. This feeling seems to be symbolic of “Being Stuck in Your Life” due to lack of direction, guidance or motivation. See Psychiatrist for Therapy, Relaxation. ...Read more

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3 days- very sore throat. No other "sick" like symptoms. Not getting better. Now feels like there is food stuck in my throat, like a golf ball. Why?

3 days- very sore throat. No other "sick" like symptoms. Not getting better. Now feels like there is food stuck in my throat, like a golf ball.  Why?

Doctor can check: A very sore throat can be evaluated by a primary care doctor or an ear-nose-throat doctor to see what the cause might be. Sometimes it is a strep throat bacterial infection. Other possibilities include a tonsillar abscess, a viral infection, a throat ulcer, etc... The doctor has to look at the throat to figure out what is going on. ...Read more

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Why do I feel like there's food stuck in my throat? right by the collar bone and it feel difficult to swallow

Why do I feel like there's food stuck in my throat? right by the collar bone and it feel difficult to swallow

Dysphagia: There could be many reasons for difficulty swallowing food, or dysphagia, and it usually requires an evaluation to determine the cause and to map out a treatment plan. I would make an appointment to see your doctor. In the meantime, I would consider a short course of omeprazole 20 mg once a day. Do not skip the evaluation, even if the interim medication helps. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is it true that there is no cure to acid reflux (gerd)? I have this since 2006. I feel like there's a food stuck in my throat. Feel heartburn.Any tip?

Is it true that there is no cure to acid reflux (gerd)? I have this since 2006. I feel like there's a food stuck in my throat. Feel heartburn.Any tip?

Can be fixed: First, objective testing to document gerd (ph test) and correlate symtoms, along with endoscopy, upper GI contrast study and manometry should be done. If appropriate, stertta procedure done endoscopically or surgical procedure can be highly effective, but aren't perfect. See a general or thoracic surgeon with experience in antireflux procedures for a consultation to find out more. ...Read more

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Feels like food stuck in my throat when i swallow.Theres a tightness also in my neck and the pressure goes up to my head.Which doctor should i consul?

Feels like food  stuck in my throat when i swallow.Theres a tightness also in my neck and the pressure goes up to my head.Which doctor should i consul?

GP: Seeing your general practitioner is the best place to start. He or she may be able to handle the problem, or determine which consultant is most appropriate. Of course, if you are having trouble breathing or having severe chest pain, the ER is the best place to be. ...Read more

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I feel constipated, have lower right back pain, feel like food stuck in my throat, no nausea, no fever. I stopped working out 2 months ago. 51 yr old?

Back pain, dysphagia: Your symptoms may be related or not, minor, or more serious. I would ask you: are you/have you every smoked; have you had a screening colonoscopy? Food sticking in the throat could suggest infection or something causing some obstruction, low back pain could be muscular, could suggest a kidney stone or urinary infection, constipation needs further evaluation. You should see your provider. ...Read more

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What to do if I am feeling like when i eat i get swollen, and food stuck in my throat its very uncomfortable, ?

What to do if I am feeling like when i eat i get swollen, and food stuck in my throat its very uncomfortable, ?

Dysphagia: Greetings. The swallowing difficulty may be related to a stricture in your esophagus or a cricopharyngeal muscle spasm. These areas can be easily evaluated with a barium swallow examination. A GI specialist or a Surgeon usually can treat this with an esophageal dilation if indicated. See your doctor for the X-ray order. ...Read more

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I'm having a lot of acid reflux, indigestion, sensation of food stuck in my throat. Also, I have had laryngitis for the past 6 weeks. Always feel full?

I'm having a lot of acid reflux, indigestion, sensation of food stuck in my throat. Also, I have had laryngitis for the past 6 weeks. Always feel full?

You need: to be evaluated by a GI (Gastroenterologist) Provider who will probably wish to endoscopically confirm the diagnosis and treat with appropriate Proton Pum Inhibitors (ag PRILOSEC) and possibly H-2 Blockers (PEPCID , ZANTAC (ranitidine) The laryngitis can ALSO be due to ACID and the "fullness" may be due to a co-existing HIATUS HERNIA Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more

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Everytime i eat i feel the food stuck in my throat. Specially when i eat a lot.. and i feel tighteness in my neck.. i burp a lot also is it gerd?

Everytime i eat i feel the food stuck in my throat. Specially when i eat a lot.. and i feel tighteness in my neck.. i burp a lot also is it gerd?

Possible: Your symptoms certainly sound like they could be related to some increased acid/hyper-secretory condition, such as GERD. Try eating smaller meals, avoiding classic GERD trigger foods and an OTC acid blocking medication, then see the Dr. Best wishes. ...Read more

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