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Dr. Nayla Mumneh
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Constant ball of phlegm in back of throat?

Constant ball of phlegm in back of throat?

Post nasal drip: This can be from nasal allergies, an allergies can help you , you need a nasal spray. ...Read more

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Dr. Tonga Nfor
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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


Dr. Franklyn Gergits
Board Certified, ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
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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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Dr. Tonga Nfor
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Dr. Forrest Jones
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Why is it sometimes when I put my head back and tub ny throat up and Down or even just turn ny head to the side or put it back does something feel like it moves in my neck by my ball? Should I worry

Why is it sometimes when I put my head back and tub ny throat up and Down or even just turn ny head to the side or put it back does something feel like it moves in my neck by my ball? Should I worry

No worries : By "ball" I think you are talking about your larynx or "Adam's apple". As long as you can swallow & speak without any problems then there's nothing to worry about. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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Dr. Donald Colantino
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When I put my head straight back and rub my throat (the ball in my throat) I feel it more on the left side then on the right it's been like this for a whole is this something to worry about?

When I put my head straight back and rub my throat (the ball in my throat) I feel it more on the left side then on the right it's been like this for a whole is this something to worry about?

Get checked: The best way to examine the neck is with neck muscles relaxed and not stretched back. However there is normally no asymmetry with respect to structures on either side of the midline Have your Physician examine your neck and throat for peace of mind. ...Read more

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Dr. Niketu Patel
Board Certified, ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
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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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Dr. Holly Maes
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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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Dr. Nayla Mumneh
Board Certified, Allergy and Immunology
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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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Dr. William Lewis
Board Certified, ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
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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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Dr. Robert Stachler
Board Certified, ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
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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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