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After I eat it always feels like something is stuck in my throat. Why?

After I eat it always feels like something is stuck in my throat. Why?

Depends: That could be a variety of things ranging from minor to concerning. Although things like heartburn or chronic post nasal drip could play a role, a conversation and exam with a doctor is probably important because of the potentially more serious concerns. Sometimes an imaging or endoscopy is needed. In the meantime chew your food well and take small bites! 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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How come I always feel like I have something stuck in my throat when I eat?

How come I always feel like I have something stuck in my throat when I eat?

Reflux causes globus: Globus is a sensation that something is "stuck" in your throat when there is nothing there. Most commonly it is caused by chronic irritation of the throat by acid reflux that cause the lining in your throat to swell a little giving you the sensation that something is stuck there. When you eat, your stomach secretes acid, which then refluxes into your throat causing the globus sensation. Read more

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I don't have trouble swallowing, but almost always I feel like something gets stuck in my throat. There are time when I drink water, I feel like the wa?

I don't have trouble swallowing, but almost always I feel like something gets stuck in my throat. There are time when I drink water, I feel like the wa?

See answer: You may have a narrow esophagus (due to rings or strictures), inflammation of your esophagus due to acid reflux or even a type of condition called eosinophilic esophagitis. You may want to see a gastroenterologist and an upper endoscopy can help evaluate this and even stretch your esophagus for relief. Hope this helps you get better soon! Read more

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Why do I feel like something is stuck in my throat?

Why do I feel like something is stuck in my throat?

Globus feeling: Hello, the sensation that you may be feeling could be coming from a condition called globus pharyngitis. This is usually caused by a reflux of juices from your stomach up through your esophagus into the area around your vocal cords. This irritation occurs over a long time. See your ENT doctor where he/she will perform an endoscopy to confirm the cause of your symptoms. Good luck. Read more

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I want to know why do I feel like something is stuck in my throat?

I want to know why do I feel like something is stuck in my throat?

LPR: Laryngopharygeal reflux is when a small amount of acid comes up into the throat and irritates it. It is a common cause of dry tickle cough, chronic sore throat, lump in the the throat, post nasal drip, phlegm in the throat, and throat clearing. It is also a contributing factor to ear eustachian tube and sinus problems. It responds well to proton pump inhibitor Rx. Discuss with your ENT. Read more

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I feel like something is stuck in my throat all the time. Hard to chew?

I feel like something is stuck in my throat all the time. Hard to chew?

See your doctor: These are symptoms that require a thorough evaluation by your doctor. Only after obtaining this informstion, can he/she adequately diagnose and treat you. Read more

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After I eat it feel like something is stuck in my throat this happens everytime..

After I eat it feel like something is stuck in my throat this happens everytime..

Exam: Well need a better history here. Did you have any trauma to the neck? Any chance of swallowing something and getting stuck? Any other symptoms? You really should see your doctor for exam Read more

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I feel like something is stuck in my throat, I swallow and swallow but it won't go away.?

I feel like something is stuck in my throat, I swallow and swallow but it won't go away.?

May be reflux: Globus sensation or the feeling that something is stuck in your throat can be due to swelling in the area at the beginning of your esophagus. The most likely cause is reflux but there are other causes. It is important to get evaluated to ensure that you are not missing anything dangerous (mass in the throat). Read more

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I had acdf surgery 4 months ago and sometimes when I'm sitting I feel like something is stuck in my throat. Is this expected?

I had acdf surgery 4 months ago and sometimes when I'm sitting I feel like something is stuck in my throat. Is this expected?

Neck surgery: This is fairly common. Scarring and cut nerves to the throat can cause this sensation. Get checked by doctor who did surgery or/anf ent. Read more

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I feel like something is stuck in my throat for the past few days, should I worry about something serious like cancer? Or wait & c if goes away?

I feel like something is stuck in my throat for the past few days, should I worry about something serious like cancer? Or wait & c if goes away?

Unusual: It is unusual for someone that is 25 years old with no medical problems to have throat cancer. You also do not have risk factors such as smoking or alcohol use? If it does not go away and is bothersome, you should check with your doctor. There are other conditions that could lead to the sensation that you describe. Read more

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Past 4 days now I feel like something is stuck in my throat. It is very uncomfortable and at times I feel like it's choking me. What could it be?

Past 4 days now I feel like something is stuck in my throat. It is very uncomfortable and at times I feel like it's choking me. What could it be?

Can be many thing: An obstruction from a tonsil, lymphnode, thyroid, etc. It could be food getting stuck in am out pouching called a diverticulum, and so on. A visit to an ENT dr would be helpful and he could look with a fiberoptic scope. Read more

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I feel like something is stuck in my throat I keep burping and im already on 40mg prilosec.

I feel like something is stuck in my throat I keep burping and im already on 40mg prilosec.

GERD: Sound like having severe reflux, you might be having aerophagia that is swallowing air, that usually happens with anxiety, Is that a possibility with you? . You can also try a H2 blocker like zantac (ranitidine) or Pepcid at night in addition to Prilosec in the morning, if you still have the problem see a Gastroenterologist for endoscopy and PH monitoring studies that might shed more light into your problem. Read more

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I had tonsils removed about a month ago. Why does it feel like something is stuck in my throat?

Foriegn body feeling: Its probably the raw area or some fibrous tissue in healing process. Infection is always a possibility. See your surgeon. Read more

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After a cold Feel like something is stuck in my throat constantly clearing it have no problem swallowing food or drinking?

After a cold Feel like something is stuck in my throat constantly clearing it have no problem swallowing food or drinking?

It's not over yet: ''Til the fat lady sings." You still have mucus being produced in your nose which instead of coming out the nostrils drops down the back end and you feel it and 'clear' your throat. Eventually your nose stops producing the protective layer of mucus and there you are, free and clear at last, ready for your next cold! Stay well! Read more

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I had a bad bout of acid reflux a night and a half ago and ever since I feel like something is stuck in my throat. And swallowing discomfort.

I had a bad bout of acid reflux a night and a half ago and ever since I feel like something is stuck in my throat. And swallowing discomfort.

Burn: The esophagus and pharynx (throat) can experience a chemical burn resulting in swelling, pain and globus (lump) sensation. Increase water intake, temporary H2 blocker, dietary modification (avoid fatty, spicy, caffeinated foods) and time. If symptoms persist, see an otolaryngologist for pharynx evaluation. Read more

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Doc I had a subway sandwich the day before now I feel like something is stuck in my throat! Please help what could it be? I don't feel burning

No worries: Globus pharyngeus is the sensation of something stuck in your throat. It isn't likely that you still have something stuck, but irritation from food going down in a rough way can cause globus. If you have good insurance, it's reasonable to see an ENT or GI doc now- otherwise wait and it will likely go away in a couple of days. I would take Prilosec /etc for a few days too, as reflux can contribute. Read more