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Could food get stuck in my lungs?

Could food get stuck in my lungs?

Yes.: Technical name is aspiration. One may choke involuntary or because of a pre-existing condition such as a stroke. Normally our cough reflex will clear the airway. Sometimes a bronchoscopy may need to be done is food is "stuck". Chest xray may help but not all foreign bodies able to be seen on a cxr. ...Read more

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Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more


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Food always getting stuck in my esophagus. Why?

Food always getting stuck in my esophagus. Why?

See your doctor: Food always getting stuck in the esophagus can be caused by narrowing of the esophagus (scarring, tumor, congenital, etc) or from diminished saliva production. Best to see your doctor to find out the cause of your symptoms. ...Read more

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Hair stuck in my throat?

Hair stuck in my throat?

hair stuck in throat: Doubtful- you need to see a board certified otolaryngologist if you have a feeling of difficulty swallowing. ...Read more

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What could cause food particles to get stuck in my throat near my airway. Every-time I eat?

What could cause food particles to get stuck in my throat near my airway. Every-time I eat?

?Stricture: One possibility is an esophageal stricture. Esophageal stricture is a narrowing or tightening of the esophagus that causes swallowing difficulties. Make sure you follow-up with your GI dr. as I see you had an endoscopy already. A video swallowing study may be very helpful, which assesses your ability to swallow different food substances and liquids, and may help pinpoint where and why. Best wishes ...Read more

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Feels like food is stuck in my throat?

Difficulty swallowin: Time to see an otolaryngologist (ear, nose & throat specialist). ...Read more

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It feels food is stuck in my throat?

It feels food is stuck in my throat?

SEE A GI SPECIALIST: You may have an esophageal ulcer or a stricture . Do you smoke cigarettes and or drink alcohol? Then you might have a more serious problem--a tumor. You may have narrowing of the esophagus from chronic gastroesophageal reflux. You need to see your doctor and get a barium swallow or upper endoscopy. ...Read more

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4 weeks and can't eat solids. Food get stuck in throat. Feels like there's something there all he time. Food feels stuck in front of throat. Wctb?

4 weeks and can't eat solids.  Food get stuck in throat.  Feels like there's something there all he time. Food feels stuck in front of throat. Wctb?

Dysphagia: Sounds like you had or have scheduled a barium swallow. That's a great first step for this problem. If that doesn't provide an answer, get a referral to ENT for 'laryngoscopy' of throat and possibly 'esophagoscopy' of food passage. Really can't say what is causing this common symptom without taking a look. ...Read more

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Phelem stuck in back of throat?

Phelem stuck in back of throat?

Postnasal drip: most common reason why there is phlegm in the back of the throat is mucus coming from the nasal area (postnasal drip) that is thick and dries up. Steam inhalation will help get this up and clear the nasal-throat passageway ...Read more

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Hard bumps that feel like food is stuck in the back of throat. The back of my throat and tonsils have had pus pockets for about 2 years now.

Hard bumps that feel like food is stuck in the back of throat. The back of my throat and tonsils have had pus pockets for about 2 years now.

Tonsil stones: These are common collections of trapped food and debris that get caught in the crypts of tonsils. The only permanent cure is to remove your tonsils. ...Read more

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My baby has thick saliva stuck in back of throat?

My baby has thick saliva stuck in back of throat?

Try saline drops: Try using saline nasal drops multiple times a day. The saline will thin out the thick mucus. If that is not helping then see the doctor for evaluation. ...Read more

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Tues endoscopy, food got stuck in throat, icould not swallow water /food.. Friday after, food stuck again. Why?

Tues endoscopy, food got stuck in throat, icould not swallow water /food..  Friday after, food stuck again.  Why?

What was found?: Transit dysphagia (difficulty moving food down esophagus) may be due to esophageal spasm, eosinophilic esophagitis, classic esophageal dysfunction (or even age-related presby-esophagus), structural pathology (due to esophageal narrowing, cancer, focal inflammation like an ulcer from a pill, or infection, or fungal involvement of the esophagus). What did your doctor find? Please follow-up with him. ...Read more

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Stuck my finger deep into my throat to throw up. Now i feel lump in my throat. Saw in my throat my tonsil sitting, touching tongue. Normal?

Stuck my finger deep into my throat to throw up. Now i feel lump in my throat. Saw in my throat my tonsil sitting, touching tongue. Normal?

Yes: The palatine tonsil (tonsil in the throat) always touches the base of the tongue where it sometimes is close to the lingual tonsil. This is normal anatomy. When we perform a tonsillectomy, invariably, the base of the tonsil goes into the lingual tissue. ...Read more

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I have thrush in my throat could that cause the feeling of food stuck in midchest?

I have thrush in my throat could that cause the feeling of food stuck in midchest?

Yes: If it's in your esophagus as well. The question is why this might be. Do you know your HIV status? Are you diabetic? Please think about getting endoscoped. ...Read more

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Small knot in between chin and throat. Trouble breathing constant feeling of something stuck in top of my throat, hoarse and trouble swallowing?

Small knot in between chin and throat. Trouble breathing constant feeling of something stuck in top of my throat, hoarse  and trouble swallowing?

See doc....: Shortness of breath is a serious symptom and with difficulty swallowing, hoarseness, etc. Could be indicative of a problem in your upper airway. If the shortness of breath is worsening, go to the nearest er right away. See a doctor as soon as possible to get this diagnosed and treated. ...Read more

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Chest is burning, throat feels cold, felt like food was stuck in throat, enlarged/white taste buds on the back of my tongue, my esophagus is tight..

Chest is burning, throat feels cold, felt like food was stuck in throat, enlarged/white taste buds on the back of my tongue, my esophagus is tight..

Chest,Throat Pain: Given the multiple areas of pain or discomfort , and the possible emergency concerns, you should see your md today or go right to the emergency room to rule out any heart or allergy ...Read more

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I can swallow moist food and beverages, but dry food particles seem to get stuck in back of throat, not esophagus. Could this be my swollen tonsil?

I can swallow moist food and beverages, but dry food particles seem to get stuck in back of throat, not esophagus.  Could this be my swollen tonsil?

Dysphagia, LERD, or?: 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). LERD, hypopharyngeal inflammation or trauma, foreign bodies also need to be considered. Get eval. ...Read more

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Food stuck on. Back. Of tung?

Food stuck on. Back. Of tung?

Dysphagia: You are describing symptoms of dysphagia. Ask your doctor for a swallow study to determine what part of your swallowing is not working properly. ...Read more

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What causes phlegm in throat and food stuck on it?

Reflux: Phlegm in the throat associated with food may be from acid reflux. When acid reflux makes it to the level of your throat it is called lpr. In some instances chronic inflammation in the tonsils may cause similar symptoms. I rare cases, a pouch like space called a diverticulum(zenker's) can occur in the upper esophagus which can produce mucous and debris. ...Read more

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2 days ate food and taste tiny traces of blood taste in the back of my throat swallowing. List worse case scenario only please. (way back top area)?

Not enough info: Your symptoms can be caused by innocent things like post nasal drip, or sinusitis. However, serious infections of the throat can also cause unusual sensations in the back of the throat. What do you mean by blood taste? Usually blood has a metallic taste from the copper that is in hemoglobin. ...Read more

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Something stuck in my throat i ate some frosted flakes & one got stuck in my throat & felt like it cut my throat from the inside is this bad?

Something stuck in my throat i ate some frosted flakes & one got stuck in my throat & felt like it cut my throat from the inside is this bad?

Maybe a scratch: If having trouble breathing, you may need the heimlich but i doubt it since you are taking the time to write this question. Long after you eat, a minor scratch can cause the persistent sensation of a foreign body in the throat. If this repeatedly occurs, a more thorough evaluation of possible motility disorders with a swallowing study may be indicated. For now, drink some fluids or soft solids. ...Read more

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