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It always feels like something is stuck in my throat. Should I be worried?

It always feels like something is stuck in my throat. Should I be worried?

ENT evaluation to: Rule out foreign body, infection, tumor, structural or functional abnormality is most important. Even if the exam is normal, a follow-up with ENT in 2-4 months is warranted if the symptoms persist, sooner if they worsen. "worrying" is not productive and in fact may contribute to the sense of something stuck in the throat. Reasonable concern, a good action plan w/ follow thru and stay relaxed. ...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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I have had a white nodule seems to be protruding out of my tonsil . It didn't seem to hurt to swallow but did hurt If I touched the side of my throat but now feels as if there is something in my throat . Should I be worried ?

I have had a white nodule seems to be protruding out of my tonsil . It didn't seem to hurt to swallow but did hurt If I touched the side of my throat but now feels as if there is something in my throat . Should I be worried ?

No, a tonsil stone: is a benign accumulation of bacteria and debris that can form in a crypt (groove) of a person's tonsil(s). Alhough this problem may cause discomfort, it is not dangerous and is usually easily treatable. A tonsil stone can sometimes be removed by gargling with salt water, or brushing the tonsil with a tooth brush. If these measures don't work, consider seeing an ear, nose and throat (ENT) doctor ...Read more

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Willem tonsils causing the back of my throat and tonsils to touch feel like somethings stuck in my throat should I be worried?

Willem tonsils causing the back of my throat and tonsils to touch feel like somethings stuck in my throat should I be worried?

Inflammation: It sounds like you have an inflammation that is causing this tissue to swell. Also if this lymph tissue cannot drain, it will swell. Try using hot tea (not scolding hot) and take Aspirin to assist in reduction of the inflammation and drainage. Augment this by keeping your neck warm (scarf) to boost your immune system. ...Read more

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I found a lump on my throat should I be worried what could this be ?

I  found a lump on my throat should I be worried what could this be ?

Many possibilities: If it is in the middle of the neck then dermoid, thyroglossal duct cyst, lymph node, thyroid isthmus nodule are most likely. If on the sides then lymph node ( benign or cancer), salivary gland tumor, branchial cleft cyst, thyroid lobe nodule are main possibilities. If it persists for more than two weeks see ent. ...Read more

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Pain in the back of throat should I be worried?

Pain in the back of throat should I be worried?

Yes, if: Yes, if it has been present for more than a day or two and is accompanied by difficulty swallowing and or difficulty breathing. See your MD or an ENT doc. ...Read more

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I have asthma and always have phlegm in my throat. Should i be worried?

I have asthma and always have phlegm in my throat. Should i be worried?

Depends: The phlegm may be from the asthma, or from sinus disease, or from your smoking (if this applies to you). It could be an infection, or just bronchitis without an infection. If this is a constant problem, would go see your doctor or even a lung specialist. ...Read more

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My three-year-old has red streaks in the back of his throat, should I be worried?

My three-year-old has red streaks in the back of his throat, should I be worried?

Best to get: A culture, see a doctor, and wait for results. Shot-gun anti-biotics increase cost, resistance, and allergy. Many viral illnes do this. It's strp, or diphtheria that needs to be established, and treated specifically. ...Read more

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I got oral sex from a person who now has strep throat, should I be worried about anything?

I got oral sex from a person who now has strep throat, should I be worried about anything?

Nothing horrible: You could get genital group a strep from this. In general this doesn't happen to post pubertal patients but if you start with discharge, redness, painful urination or are just concerned get checked out. It is easy to diagnose and easy to treat. ...Read more

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I've had a tickly cough for 6 weeks and have a small white spot on left side of throat should I be worried?

I've had a tickly cough for 6 weeks and have a small white spot on left side of throat should I be worried?

Maybe: Any cough that is lasting that long should be evaluated, regardless of the white patch . The white patch could be from many things and could be related, but i would focus more on the ongoing cough. See your doctor and get checked out-it's been long enough. ...Read more

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Yesterday I woke up w/ sore throat felt like a ball in there but this more just sore throat. Should I be worried?

Yesterday I woke up w/ sore throat felt like a ball in there but this more just sore throat. Should I be worried?

Probably not: Probably from post-nasal drainage. Try some nasal saline spray or rinse and an antihistamine (benadryl, zyrtec, allegra, etc). If it worsens, fails to improve over a few days, or you start running a fever - see a doctor. ...Read more

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I have Hashimotos. For about a month, I've had trouble swallowing, a raspy voice and I feel a lump in my throat. Should I be worried about cancer?

I have Hashimotos. For about a month, I've had trouble swallowing, a raspy voice and I feel a lump in my throat. Should I be worried about cancer?

No. Cancer unlikely: see an endocrinologist who specializes in diseases of the thyroid. Hashimotos is an autoimmune disease where your own immune system attacks your thyroid. You need to have your thyroid hormone checked and a thyroid ultrasound. What you may be feeling could be from acute thyroiditis or a thyroid nodule. While most thyroid nodules are benign, it needs to be watched closely in younger patients. ...Read more

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I have palapable lyphm node in front of my neck right in between my ear and throat. Should I be worried had it prolly 5-10 years go down and up?

I have palapable lyphm node in front of my neck right in between my ear and throat.  Should I be worried had it prolly 5-10 years go down and up?

Relax: Most lymph nodes that havent changed size generally over 10 years are not concerning. Still you shoul see a doctor who can do a complete exam and history ...Read more

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I drink plenty of water, but I always wake up with a sore throat. Should I be worried?

Snoring: A sore throat in the morning is almost always related to snoring at night. An oral appliance to go to bed with can help. See you dentist or someone who does sleep dentistry. ...Read more

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Have bulimia, recently I have been getting headaches and a sore throat should I be worried?

Have bulimia, recently I have been getting headaches and a sore throat should I be worried?

Reason to worry: Yes, you should be worried. Bulimia can cause a range of medical complications. I'm assuming you are engaged in self-induced vomiting. Stomach acid and repeated vomiting can damage your esophagus (sore throat and far worse), cause dangerous electrolyte imbalances, and lead to a variety of other potentially serious medical problems. See a mental health professional and get treatment now. ...Read more

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I recently had difficulty swallowing a Lexapro (escitalopram) pill. It then dissolved in my throat. Should I be worried?

I recently had difficulty swallowing a Lexapro (escitalopram) pill. It then dissolved in my throat. Should I be worried?

Any symptoms?: How recent? Any other symptoms-can't swallow, difficult breathing, wheezing? If so, call md now. If not, probably not a major issue. Call md. Always swallow meds sitting up, with lots of water. ...Read more

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I recently had a barium swallow and the pa and tech said they saw calcification in my throat. Should i be worried that this could be serious?

I recently had a barium swallow and the pa and tech said they saw calcification in my throat. Should i be worried that this could be serious?

Wait for Radiologist: Wait for the full report of the radiologist and meanwhile ignore the observations of pa and tech. They are not trained to interpret the xrays including barium swallw when report is available follow up with your doctor and only he/she can tell you if there is anything abnormal. ...Read more