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Possible to feel your epiglottis of you stick your finger down your throat. Just curious.

Possible to feel your epiglottis of you stick your finger down your throat. Just curious.

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 more

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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


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What is the flap I feel when I stick my finger down my throat?

What is the flap I feel when I stick my finger down my throat?

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

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Please explain what are the problems associated with sticking your fingers down your throat?

Please explain what are the problems associated with sticking your fingers down your throat?

None that I know of: Except for the possibility of gagging, I know of no serious problems with sticking your fingers down your throat. The question that I have for you is why would you want to do that? ...Read more

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I don't stick my finger down my throat but i puke when i pretty much want?

I don't stick my finger down my throat but i puke when i pretty much want?

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

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My daughter was sick from sticking her finger down her throat. Will this affect her for a one off occasion?

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

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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

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

Don't force a vomit.: You never want to make yourself vomit. If you need to vomit, believe me, your body will make you vomit. Forcing the vomit could lead to tears of the esophagus which could be quite serious. ...Read more

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Tried sticking finggerrs down throat, but I can't make myself throw up. Is it possible to not have a gag reflex?

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

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What is the flap in throat behind your tounge that you can feel if you stick your finger in your throat?

What is the flap in throat behind your tounge that you can feel if you stick your finger in your throat?

Epiglottis: Actually, you're probably feeling your epiglottis, which is a structure that protects your airway when you swallow. My best advice is to stop sticking your finger down your throat! ...Read more

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I'm kind of becoming bulimic and putting my fingers down my throat isn't working more. What should I do?

I'm kind of becoming bulimic and putting my fingers down my throat isn't working more. What should I do?

Keep asking for help: You have some awareness that this isn't something that you want to do. You are going down a very dangerous slippery slope. Get help from a therapist and or a support group for bulimics. Best wishes. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Not sure.: Check to see the anatomy: http://www.Bing.Com/images/search?Q=uvula&qs=im&form=qbir&pq=uvula&sc=8-5&sp=1&sk=#view=detail&id=719d786b6d95ee85f3e86423354d24b38d453251&selectedindex=0. Sometimes there can be a tonsilar stone in the tonsilar crypt. ...Read more

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