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I feel like there is a little tortilla chip stuck in my throat. How can I check?

I feel like there is a little tortilla chip stuck in my throat. How can I check?

More info: Need more info - how long, did it start after eating a chip?, was it there upon waking, is it sore, any cold symptoms, rash or post nasal drainage. Possible allergies, ulcer, foreign body, diverticulum, or even cancer. Would recommend seeing your physician or an ent- will need an exam and possibly direct visualization with a scope if not improved or worsening. ...Read more

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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I feel like there is a little chip in my throat. How can I check?

I feel like there is a little chip in my throat. How can I check?

Potato chip?: Food chip is probably gone, but throat scratch remains. If necessary eat a small piece of soft bread to pull the chip with it into your stomach and drink plenty of water. If you have difficulty breathing or swallowing go to hospital immediately or call 911. ...Read more

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I have a small pimple like growth in my throat, had checked with an ENT. She said its fine and even gave some mouth wash, but its still there.?

I have a small pimple like growth in my throat, had checked with an ENT. She said its fine and even gave some mouth wash, but its still there.?

Second Opinion: If concerned it's a good idea to talk to more than one doctor. More than 50% of all doctor office visits are for ENT problems. Some ENT specialists limit their practices to one of super-specialty area. ENT's inclinations are important and many time a second opinion helps to conclude at a correct diagnosis. ...Read more

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My 4.5 mo son occasionally makes a clucking noise with his tongue/throat. He has had a little mucus & we are having bad pollen here. Get checked?

My 4.5 mo son occasionally makes a clucking noise with his tongue/throat. He has had a little mucus & we are having bad pollen here. Get checked?

Not necessarily: Infants will often make a variety of noises with their tongue or during breathing/feeding. If they do not appear to be concerned, it is likely of no significance. ...Read more

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CSF leak? Docs checked nothing, hit head then & just I have a drip in throat and ear is a little weird but all were checked and nothing weeks of drip

CSF leak? Docs checked nothing, hit head then & just I have a drip in throat and ear is a little weird but all were checked and nothing weeks of drip

Drip: If you hit your head hard enough, if the drip is salty or if there is fluid behind the eardrum, you need a CT scan of the sinuses and ear. If you tilt your head forward and there is a drip out of the nose that fluid can be analyzed. Be sure to see an ENT ...Read more

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I hit my head last night, had a small bump. Woke up to a stiff neck. I don't have headaches or anything besides the stiff neck. Should I get it checked out?

I hit my head last night, had a small bump. Woke up to a stiff neck. I don't have headaches or anything besides the stiff neck. Should I get it checked out?

Not necessarily: In the absence of other symptoms, the wait and see approach to a stiff neck is ok. The bump is enough to explain minor muscle or connective tissue irritation contributing to the stiffness. Apply heat and get adequate rest/hydration and see if it improves. ...Read more

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Dits been about a year and I have had 2 small dark colored freckles appear on my cheek bone and back of neck, should I check for melenoma?

Dits been about a year and I have had 2 small dark colored freckles appear on my cheek bone and back of neck, should I check for melenoma?

See a dermatologist: I recommend going to see a dermatologist since I am not there to actually see it. The abcdes of melanoma are:a=asymmetry (one half unlike the other half), b=border (irregular, scalloped, poorly defined border), c=color (varied from one are to another), d=diameter (while melanomas are usually greater than 6mm they can be smaller when diagnosed), e=evolving (change in size, shape, color).See a dermatologist. ...Read more

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If I had lymphoma would my shotty nodes change over the last year? Some in groin armpit and neck. All pea sized maybe a little bit bigger. Dr checked

If I had lymphoma would my shotty nodes change over the last year? Some in groin armpit and neck. All pea sized maybe a little bit bigger. Dr checked

Small generalized: Lymphadenopathy may have many causes: from drug adverse effects, to tb, to sarcoid, to sphillis to hiv. Some blood tests can eliminate some of these, but sometimes a biopsy might be worth while to eliminate lymphoma and sarcoid for instance. ...Read more

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Had swollen glands in neck all fine now. Right side of neck hurts a little like pulled muscle. He took blood to check himself for infection. What sort?

Had swollen glands in neck all fine now. Right side of neck hurts a little like pulled muscle. He took blood to check himself for infection. What sort?

Mono/Bactetrial: Blood test for glands in neck is usually done to check White cell count and type of cells and other time to test for Infectious Mono nucleosis
It is good that you are fine now. Did you receive any treatment like antibiotics
I will advice that you ask your doctor what did the blood test show ...Read more

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Spot where I check my pulse on right side of neck hurts when I touch it. Sometimes movement hurts this area of the neck too. And small ear infection.

Spot where I check my pulse on right side of neck hurts when I touch it. Sometimes movement hurts this area of the neck too. And small ear infection.

Neck pain: The most common reason is spasm of the muscles of the neck due to injury or sleeping the wrong way. It should not be anything to worry about ...Read more

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Raised 4mm mole on my neck got dry and flacky this week. Small black dot occured, I think blood clot. Last skin check by derm was one month ago. Melanoma?

Likely not.: It is unlikely that any significant change occurred in your skin lesion within one month since the last examination by a dermatologist; nevertheless, anything is possible. It is always wise to have all pigmented lesions evaluated regularly by a dermatologist; if there are changes, a visit or phone call also gives you the opportunity to discuss your concerns with the dermatologist who knows you. ...Read more

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I'm 18, I felt my tongue feels like there is a little lump inside of it. Doesn't hurt and it moves. I have a sore throat too. Badly. Cancer??

I'm 18, I felt my tongue feels like there is a little lump inside of it. Doesn't hurt and it moves. I have a sore throat too. Badly. Cancer??

Need to examine: It is very unlikely that you have cancer, however, it is not feasible to say what the lesion is without examining you in-person. It would be prudent to consult your doctor. ...Read more

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Sometimes when I move my neck a certain way it suddenly feels like a bone is stuck in my throat and I choke a little. What is causing this?

Sometimes when I move my neck a certain way it suddenly feels like a bone is stuck in my throat and I choke a little. What is causing this?

Need diagnostic test: You could have a calcified or elongated styloid process, which is eagle's syndrome. Other possibilities include spur formation of the cervical vertebrae (neck bones). You really need some imaging studies, and a complete head&neck evaluation by an ear, nose & throat specialist. ...Read more

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I have a small piece of plastic stuck in my throat am I fine or what should I do.?

I have a small piece of plastic stuck in my throat am I fine or what should I do.?

Globus pharyngeus: 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 (plastic?) 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. ...Read more

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Why do I cough up little whitish yellowish stinky balls and sometime feel like there is something stuck in my chest or throat?

Why do I cough up little whitish yellowish stinky balls and sometime feel like there is something stuck in my chest or throat?

Good question: If these are hard, they could be airway casts from undertreated asthma, abpa, or bronchiectasis. Without knowing your history of cough, repeated infections (or not), if you live ina rural or urban area, your race (yes that matters in terms of genetic risks), etc it would be hard to say. If your internist can't answer the question, see a pulmonologist. If you get an example, save it and bring it. ...Read more

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It feels like pills are stuck in my throat or food is not going all the way down. I keep drinking water and it only helps a little bit.

It feels like pills are stuck in my throat or food is not going all the way down. I keep drinking water and it only helps a little bit.

You should see if: Your throat is swollen for some reason, as tonsils or the posterior wall of the throat itself can be swollen due to allergies or anaphylaxis (severe allergic reaction). You may also have a polyp or infection of your throat such as thrush. You should see a healthcare provider as soon as possible if this effect does not go away within the next 3 days. Thanks for trusting in HealthTap. ...Read more

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When swallowing it feels like the food gets stuck in my throat? , no mater how small the food? I don't choke, just a really uncomfortable feeling.

When swallowing it feels like the food gets stuck in my throat? , no mater how small the food? I don't choke, just a really uncomfortable feeling.

Anxiety?: One possible symptom of anxiety if accompanied by other symptoms such as feeling keyed up and restless, can't relax, etc. Also, review with your pcp to rule out medical causes. ...Read more

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I have a small bump on the right side of my uvula. I noticed it today. It doesn't hurt it just feels like something is stuck in my throat. Please help?

I have a small bump on the right side of my uvula. I noticed it today. It doesn't hurt it just feels like something is stuck in my throat. Please help?

Uvula: How old are you? Why did you notice this small bump? How do you know it hasn't been there for ever? If you don't provide the minim information such as your age, not even a minimum response can be expected. ...Read more