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If You Stick Your Finger Down Your Throat What Is The Flap You Feel
Yes possible: Some people have an epiglottis that sticks up fairly high and can even be seen by looking at the back of the throat; for most that's not possible, but if someone wasn't a gagger, he/she could conceivably reach a curved finger down far enough to feel the tip of it; would likely make you throw up. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Well, that: would depend on how far you are sticking your finger down your throat before you feel it... If you are concerned about something abnormal consult with an ENT doctor to examine your throat. ...Read more
Nice trick!: You are not unique--many children and adults alike can relax their lower esophageal sphincter on demand. This is seen in ruminators (people who regurgitate, rechew, then reswallow their food), in some eating disorder patients, and in sword swallowers. But repeated exposure of acid stomach contents to your esophagus, throat, teeth, and mouth can cause significant injury (short and long term). ...Read more
My daughter was sick from sticking her finger down her throat. Will this affect her for a one off occasion?
Common finding: Kids often stick their fingers in their mouth and may explore further. They can trigger a gag during the process or carry germs off their contaminated fingers to sensitive oral tissue and cause infection. If the experience was unpleasant enough, she will likely avoid it. ...Read more
Should I stick my fingers down my throat and make myself vomit? I feel sick in the stomach and fear I'm going to vomit. Should I force and get over it
Tried sticking finggerrs down throat, but I can't make myself throw up. Is it possible to not have a gag reflex?
Possible, not likely: It's hard to gag yourself so bad you throw up, just as it's hard to punch yourself so hard you hurt something. There are diseases where you could lose your gag reflex, such as stroke or brain tumor. The likely answer is my first one however, you just can't make yourself do it. And that's probably a good thing. If you're really concerned, go see an ENT for a thorough head and neck exam. ...Read more
What is the flap in throat behind your tounge that you can feel if you stick your finger in your throat?
I'm kind of becoming bulimic and putting my fingers down my throat isn't working more. What should I do?
I feel like a stone in the middle of my throat! about a finger lengths down. I can touch it with my finger. Is it just part if your throat?
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