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Hypothyroidism Trouble Breathing Constant Clearing Of Throat
Constantly clearing my throat, feel like lump & spasms to throat, fluid in ears, difficulty breathing. Dr thinks allergies\rads. I think silent reflux.
Silent Reflux: You described your symptoms beautifully and these are exactly the symptoms patients complain of when they suffer with larygopharyngeal reflux, also known as silent reflux. Part of the exam that you need is a laryngeal exam, either with a mirror or a flexible scope. This should provide the "missing link" that should lead to the correct diagnosis and treatment. Your description is spot on. ...Read more
Pain in front of neck under adams apple, trouble swallowing, breathing gets difficult? . I am a 29 yr old female with hypothyroidism and fibromyalgia
Many possibilities: The hypothyroidism might contribute to this if your thyroid is quite large and/or your thyroid medication isn't properly adjusted. You might need an ultrasound and blood work. Fibromyalgia might also play a role in the symptoms. It could be many other things that need sorting out with your doctor. ...Read more
I noticed my uvula was swollen & touching the back of my tongue. I've had trouble breathing. I have to keep clearing my throat/coughing? For 2months.
See ENT: Symptoms you are describing go hand in hand with uvula swelling. It would be good to know why you've had swelling for 2 months and determine how best to resolve it. See an ENT specialist for a complete head and neck exam. ...Read more
Chronic throat clearing problem after a cold 19 months ago, could this be a serious problem? Could I have lung disease? No trouble breathing at all!
Post nasal drip?: Most people I know with this symptom have post nasal drip. It's drainage from sinus cavities going down the back of throat and causes either cough, tickling or other irritation. Can be mild to severe. Ask doctor for suggestions, confirmation, tx or referral if you feel too irritated. Best! ...Read more
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
I have a lump in my neck with a constant sore throat and difficulty breathing at times plus difficulty swallowing sometimes, can you help?
See your MD or ENT.: See your md or ent.Get a more detailed answer ›
38y f. Twitch right eye. Tremor in head&neck. Constant headache for 3mo. Trouble breathing. Balance off&vertigo. Walking difficult. Trip often. Pain. Advise?
Immediate: ER or UC clinic evaluation. Have your parents take you directly. ...Read more
Call 911 for: Breathing difficulties. This should be taken seriously. Take care. ...Read more
What could be wrong if I have trouble breathing (it feels like someone is squeezing my lungs and throat)?
Trouble breathing: Many possible causes see your doctor for evaluation ...Read more
It feels like I'm being stabbed, I'm having trouble breathing like someone is squeezing my lungs and throat. What could be wrong?
Symptom: I hope your pain isn't as severe as a stab would be. Nevertheless if you're that uncomfortable you should get seen to evaluate what's going on. There are lots of possibilities and not enough info here to speculate. ...Read more
They think I had a stroke but the MRI did not show anything I also have a lot of trouble breathing with no feeling down my throat?
Can acid reflux kill you? Cause with the trouble breathing and throat tensing up... I feel like im dieing.
Get treated: With omeprazole or the like. It will not kill you in th short term but Barret's esophagus results in many years, it is associated with ca of esophagus sometimes ...Read more
Laryngopharyngeal reflux. What are the symptoms? I have cobblestones in back of throat and trouble breathing? Any true tests to show it's causing this
LERD suspected: Exposure of the vocal cords to stomach acid & pepsin will result in inflammation of the vocal cords (as is also often seen with acid regurgitation). Acute laryngitis may result, but watch out for chronic hoarseness, throat clearing, airway spasms, bronchitis, an asthma-type presentation, and even a higher risk of throat cancer. Impedance pH testing with a symptom diary can best characterize lerd. ...Read more
I am having trouble breathing and have a really dry cough that hurts my throat as well as not being able to talk much help?
Go to ER...: Shortness of breath can be s life-threatening symptom. Possible etiologies for your symptoms include acute bronchitis from viral or bacterial origin, bronchospasm from any etiology, etc. Depending on your other symptoms, the etiology of your shortness of breath can be cardiac, musculoskeletal, pulmonary, etc. You need to go to the er to be diagnosed and then treated. Call 911 if there's no ride! ...Read more
Servere external pain on left side of throat. Trouble breathing or swallowing on the left side w/o soreness. Feels like a sort of blockage. Help?
ENT: See a otolaryngologist (ENT) for an evaluation. It could be nothing or something that will go away or something very serious. ...Read more
I found out I have prominent soft tissue in my throat, I do have trouble swallowing, chokes on food and drink, have trouble breathing what could cause?
Prominant soft tissu: Sounds like you'd benefit from a little surgical procedure performed by an ENT specialist. ...Read more
How to tell if trouble breathing and closed up throat are from anxiety or actually a medical emergency?
Feel like my throat is swelling, do not have trouble breathing-benedryl 25mg does not fix it-is is possible that it is not swelling?
See doc ASAP!!: If your throat feels like it is swelling, you need to see a doctor right away. You may not feel short of breath right away but you could still be in a dangerous situation. Only a doctor examining you can know for sure whether or not your throat is actually swelling. Be cautious and get to a doctor now, especially with a history of angioedema! ...Read more
Is it still considered an anaphylactic reaction even if your throat doesn't close off or swell up but you still have trouble breathing?
I just got eating spicy chips. Now my throat is swollen and I'm having trouble breathing. I'm really scared what can I do to make it go away?
Call 911!!!: If you are having throat swelling and shortness of breath, you need to call 911 NOW! You may be having an allergic reaction and this could become life-threatening if left untreated. It is easily treated but not at home-you need to be treated in an emergency room NOW. Get off the computer and make the phone call immediately!!! ...Read more
Has anyone with anxiety-based throat tightness/difficulty breathing been treated with a PEP exhaling device?
My girlfriend has been sick for nine months. She complains of lumps on her head, tightness of her throat, difficulty breathing, stiff neck. Why?
Time for a visit: This spectrum of symptoms deserves a full history/physical & appropriate testing by someone who knows the patient. Try to schedule a workup within the next week with her doc so the evaluation can begin to track down the issues involved. ...Read more
If you have trouble: Breathing - that would be a reason to seek medical care promptly. In the meantime: for sore throat – gargle with warm salt water (1/2 tsp salt in 8 oz of water). * for congestion – saline nose drops or a neti pot. *for anti-inflammatory effect ; mobilizing mucus- homemade chicken noodle soup.**for hydration- lots of water. Try clear broth. * add honey ; a small amt. Of lemon juice to chamomile. ...Read more
Whenever I drink water, my throat feels closed and I have trouble breathing. What could this be? I already am diagnosed with chronic urticaria
Feels like there's something in my throat. Not sore, no pain, little itch/feels like there's something there but no trouble breathing/swallowing, ?
THROAT PROBLEM: You need to be examined to see the problem. There are many causes to rule out ...Read more
My girlfriend has white bumps on the back of her throat and we went out drinking and we were about to fall asleep and she was having trouble breathing and her throat was swelling shut! What can cause this?
Bumps might be normal circumvallate papillae. Trouble breathing and throat swelling may be allergic response.
To ER ASAP!!! ...Read more
Becoming short of breath while walking or exerting yourself should never be ignored. Please be evaluated as soon as possible, preferably in an emergency department. ...Read more
4 hrs sleep per night for 6 nights, feeling like something is stuck in back of throat and trouble breathing. What's wrong with me?
Mucus?: Do you have mucus in your throat? Or do you just feel a lump in your throat? Does it awaken you or you cannot go to sleep because of it? Many questions because there are different answers to your symptoms, you really should see your doctor about this if it is affecting your sleep that much! ...Read more
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