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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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What are those white/yellowish ball that come from the back of my throat?

What are those white/yellowish ball that come from the back of my throat?

Tonsilliths: Hello, food particles can get stuck in the pockets or crevices of your tonsils. Gargle with plain water after every meal. This should help to keep your tonsils clean. ...Read more

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I have the feeling of a ball/lump in back throat , it don't hurt...But uncomfortable. And hard to explain. How should I say it to e-n-t specialist?

I have the feeling of a ball/lump in back throat , it don't hurt...But uncomfortable. And hard to explain. How should I say it to e-n-t  specialist?

Globus sensation: Let the ENT know you have a "globus sensation". He/she will conduct a thorough examination including a flexible laryngoscopy to make sure it is not a serious condition. ...Read more

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When i breathe thru my nose i feel a ball like object hitting the back of my nose/throat? Just recently fought off a bad cold but I've never had this.

When i breathe thru my nose i feel a ball like object hitting the back of my nose/throat? Just recently fought off a bad cold but I've never had this.

Swollen...: Adenoid or uvual, the little things that hangs off your palate in the back of your throat. If you had a cold, these tissues can swell up alot. Then, dpending on your position and air flow through the area, tey are slightly mobile and can give you the feeling you describe. May help to gargle with salt water if uvula is swollen, and ensure lots of humiditiy in environment ot prevent more irritation. ...Read more

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I have sticky thick clear mucus at the back of my throat. My nose is blocked but not running. It hurts to eat. Feels like a giant ball of mucus?

Post nasal drip: This is post nasal drip and is from uncontrolled nasal allergies. You need to have adequate control of your nasal congestion, see an allergist they can help you. ...Read more

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When i swallow i feel a ball in the back of my throat why?

Depends....: This may be due to swelling, a choanal polyp or an enlarged uvula among orther possibilities. Best to have your otolaryngologist examine this are to determine the exact cause of your symptoms. ...Read more

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Feels like I have air in my throat that only goes away when I swallow or drink something. But then it comes back. Feels like a ball of air?

Feels like I have air in my throat that only goes away when I swallow or drink something. But then it comes back. Feels like a ball of air?

Air in throat: This is probably nothing to worry about. You can try to pop the ear and make sure this is not a Eustachian tube dysfunction. Make sure you are not swallowing a lot of air. Are you bloated? Avoid carbonated beverages if you are. I hope you feel better. Have a good weekend. ...Read more

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Cold symptoms yesterday, this morning throat continues to be very sore, and now if feels like I have a golf ball in back, even distorting my speech. ?

 Cold symptoms yesterday, this morning throat continues to be very sore, and now if feels like I have a golf ball in back, even distorting my speech. ?

Throat: you should go the er today. could have a tonsillar abscess or swelling of the epiglottis make sure they call an ent in to look down your throat ...Read more

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Ball shaped object a tad bit smaller than a dime in the back of throat near tonsils. Can feel when swallow no pain but irritating. What could this be?

Tonsil Stone ?: Only a guess, since this needs to be visualized. See your physician for a definitive diagnosis and treatment if necessary. ...Read more

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