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I have a sore throat and it hurts to swallow. It feels like there's a lump in my throat making it difficult to swallow. Please advise

I have a sore throat and it hurts to swallow. It feels like there's a lump in my throat making it difficult to swallow. Please advise

URI: Many causes of sore throat, from strep to a viral URI can cause the pain. Diagnosis depends on the length of time your symptoms have been present, if you have a fever or other symptoms to go with the pain. Sometimes, just allergy drainage or acid reflux can result in a sore throat. If your symptoms last more than 7 days, see a physician. ...Read more

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Difficulty Swallowing (Definition)

Difficulty swallowing is complex. One could have decreased saliva which will make the food thick and viscous and harder to swallow. Food or liquids may be difficult to swallow and feel like they are getting "stuck" in the throat. One may also "choke" on liquids or foods during the swallow, before, or after the swallow depending on the problem ...Read more


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I am 110kg female. I feel like my throat is blocked and it makes it difficult to swallow and breath in from my mouth. My throat feels tight. Help pls?

I am 110kg female. I feel like my throat is blocked and it makes it difficult to swallow and breath in from my mouth. My throat feels tight. Help pls?

Need exam: You may have an enlarged thyroid or other compression on your esophagus. You need tests (a CT scan) of your chest to determine the cause, and thus the treatment. ...Read more

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My 10 year old have difficulty swallowing food. We have gone to the e.R, doc said it was dysphasia. He cannot swallow. And throat hurt.

My 10 year old have difficulty swallowing food. We have gone to the e.R, doc said it was dysphasia. He cannot swallow. And throat hurt.

Dysphasia: Dysphagia simply means abnormal swallowing and can be from any cause. If he is not able to swallow liquids or is having difficulty breathing it would be wise to be reevaluated. ...Read more

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Hi, for past two days I have had very sore/ scratchy throat. Much difficulty swallowing. Swollen glands under jaw, ears blocked & cough. What can I do to treat cause? How long should I ride it out for before getting medical assistance?

Hi, for past two days I have had very sore/ scratchy throat. Much difficulty swallowing. Swollen glands under jaw, ears blocked & cough. What can I do to treat cause? How long should I ride it out for before getting medical assistance?

Suspect Viral headco: Your symptoms are like a virus infection causing you to have what is called Common head Cold.
This is a common illness that affects all of us once or twice a year. Sometimes it can be Flu, which is more severe. For treatment, take lots of warm liquids (soups, tea, coffee) and take a decongestant medication. Paracetamol pills will help to relieve the symptoms which may last 3-5 days, then go away. ...Read more

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What could make you feel as though your throat is constricted and it is difficult to swallow?

What could make you feel as though your throat is constricted and it is difficult to swallow?

Multiple reasons: It could be a cold, flu, strep throat, swollen tonsils, swollen glands, an allergic reaction, or some sort of tumor or growth.
It could also be psychological in origin as is often seen in a person experiencing anxiety or a panic attack.
If it persists check it out with your doctor. ...Read more

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It feels like there's something stuck to the back of my throat, it's causing discomfort and making it difficult to swallow. I thought it might be post?

It feels like there's something stuck to the back of my throat, it's causing discomfort and making it difficult to swallow. I thought it might be post?

Globus Hystericus: Is the silly name given to this because it is usually described as "like a lump in my throat". It is actually evidence of an irritable nervous system. Visit my blog "oxygen, the spark of life" that you can google. ...Read more

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I am having difficulty swallowing and feel as if there is something stuck in my throat. What could be wrong?

I am having difficulty swallowing and feel as if there is something stuck in my throat. What could be wrong?

See your doctor: Problems like these can only be correctly handled by your doctor in person. He/she needs to listen to you, perform an examination and possibly run labs or other tests. That's the only way he/she can find out what's going on and what to do about it. ...Read more

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18, pain on one side of throat, difficulty swallowing on that side, it also feels like dull, but no breathing difficulties?

18, pain on one side of throat, difficulty swallowing on that side, it also feels like dull, but no breathing difficulties?

Throat pain: Usually with tonsillitis or even pharyngitis, both sides of the throat are involved. It could still be either of these problems, but when a sore throat is just on one side of the throat, it really should be looked at to make sure it isn't something more serious like a small collection of pus behind the involved tonsil, known as a peritonsillar abscess, you should have this looked at. ...Read more

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Back of throat whitish. No toncils. Pain and difficulty swallowing. Ent hasn't figured it out yet?

Back of throat whitish. No toncils. Pain and difficulty swallowing. Ent hasn't figured it out yet?

Pharyngeal Exudates: There are many causes of Exudative pharyngitis including viral, strep, mono and more serious and rare causes like diphtheria. Most ENT doctors can easily make the diagnosis. If it is culture negative it may be viral. Candida yeast can cause exudate like white patches on the pharynx in people who are immune compromised or using steroid inhalers for asthma that suppress the immune response. ...Read more

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My windpipe feels uncomfortable and I have difficulty swallowing I don't seem to have any breathing difficulty it my whole throat that is uncomfortable?

See a doctor: Airway/throat soreness could be an early sign of some type of infection. It would be a good idea to get to a doctor to evaluate what is happening to you, so that they can recommend an appropriate treatment (if needed) to reduce any potential problem. ...Read more

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Over the last few days my throat has felt dry and slightly constricted? I have no difficulty swallowing food though.

Over the last few days my throat has felt dry and slightly constricted? I have no difficulty swallowing food though.

Dry throat: Your throat irritation could be due to allergies, viral pharyngitis, or bacterial infection. If the symptoms are mild and not accompanied with a fever most people would wait a few days and see how it progresses. If your condition worsens then you would need to seek medical attention. ...Read more

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What is causing raw throat, difficulty swallowing, headache?

Depends: This could be an infection but typically you would possibly also have chills or elevated temperature. If persisting without seeming like a viral infection and getting better, you should be seen to assess for causes. ...Read more

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To the right of my daughters throat it is tender and she is having difficulty swallowing. What could it be?

Many things: Difficulty swallowing means inflammation in the throat which in a child is a narrow space. This could be anything from simple post nasal drip to tonsillitis to a foreign object in the throat that she swallowed. I would bring her to the pediatrician today. ...Read more

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On and off for the past few months, It's felt like I have something stuck in my throat. I don't have difficulty swallowing. The sensation makes me gag?

On and off for the past few months, It's felt like I have something stuck in my throat. I don't have difficulty swallowing. The sensation makes me gag?

Throat sensation: Are you very anxious about something? There is something called "globus hystericus", an example of a conversion reaction in psychiatry wherein a person feels a mass in the throat when objectively nothing is present. Check it out on any of many medical web sites. ...Read more

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What could be cause of pain nd ache inside my neck beside my throat but I don't av difficulty swallowing?

What could be cause of pain nd ache inside my neck beside my throat but I don't av difficulty swallowing?

See your doctor: Problems like these can only be correctly handled by your doctor in person. He/she needs to listen to you, perform an examination and possibly run labs or other tests. That's the only way he/she can find out what's going on and what to do about it. ...Read more

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Why do I feel like there's food stuck in my throat? Right by the collar bone and it feel difficult to swallow

Why do I feel like there's food stuck in my throat? Right by the collar bone and it feel difficult to swallow

Dysphagia: There could be many reasons for difficulty swallowing food, or dysphagia, and it usually requires an evaluation to determine the cause and to map out a treatment plan. I would make an appointment to see your doctor. In the meantime, I would consider a short course of omeprazole 20 mg once a day. Do not skip the evaluation, even if the interim medication helps. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have a dry mouth and throat and difficulty swallowing. What could this be from?

I have a dry mouth and throat and difficulty swallowing. What could this be from?

Many things: Dry mouth conditions can be caused from a rainbow of issues. You could be taking a medication such as some high blood pressure meds or anti-depressants that can cause dry mouth. That would also lead to a dry throat feeling and difficulty. If your not fitting into any of these catagories consult you md or dds for other causes. ...Read more

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I have difficulty swallowing and spasms in the back of one side of my throat?

See a doc: Don't know you, history, age, etc. Could be acute infection e.g. Strep throat, viral infection, tonsillitis, abscess (pus pocket), less likely diphtheria; could be neurologic problem; could be tumor, e.g. Lymphoma, cancer; could be other stuff. See a doc, get examined. ...Read more

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I have one white with black in the middle spot on my throat. I experience some difficulty swallowing. What could this be?

I have one white with black in the middle spot on my throat. I experience some difficulty swallowing. What could this be?

Hard to say: As with any odd physical change with symptoms it's best to have an MD take a look. Gargle with warm salt water. Sleep with a humidifier to keep tissue hydrated. If smoking - please stop as that can cause tissue color changes and irritation.
http://symptoms. Rightdiagnosis. Com/cosymptoms/mouth-lesions/throat-infection. Htm ...Read more

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No difficulty swallowing, just pain in my throat. What does this sound like?

No difficulty swallowing, just pain in my throat. What does this sound like?

IDK: This would have to be determined by a one on one clinical exam with a physician. It could be hundreds of things. ...Read more

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How do you get rid of throat mucus? Any remedies? Makes it difficult to swallow!

...: Throat mucous is a normal part of your throat, so you can't totally get rid of it. However, if it is bothersome because it is thick, try gargling salt water and consider a otc mucolytic like Mucinex (guaifenesin) which helps to break up mucous. ...Read more

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I recently had an injection yo treat tonsils but it didn't really help much. Now I feel them down my throat making it difficult to swallow. Help?

Urgent Reevaluation!: While impossible to diagnose without examining/taking a history, for general information it is worthwhile knowing that a tonsil infection severe enough to make it difficult to swallow can require drainage of an abscess. This can become serious, and requires urgent evaluation either in the clinic that gave the antibiotics, or in an emergency room, whichever is quicker. ...Read more

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Oraquick neg @8wks. Throat feels like a knot in it for a few wks. Feels weird when turn my head. Little difficult to swallow. Hiv? Something else?

What are HIV's signs: Hiv is not a respiratory illness. Sore throats, coughs, congestion are not hiv's first signs. Hiv if it is symptomatic is about fatigue and perhaps a faint full body rash. It is like the worst flu ever.

Eight weeks is early for the routine HIV testing you did. There is better testing. Able to fully diagnose whether one is positive or negative by day 21 after exposure. The HIV viral dna test. ...Read more

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My throat feels like it's getting pressed on, has difficulty swallowing, especially when I look down or lay down on pillow face up. Started snoring.

See your doc: Any time you're experiencing difficulty swallowing (dysphagia), it's absolutely something that should get checked by a physician. At the least, you'd benefit from a full history of the problem and a few imaging studies, and it could ultimately result in endoscopy to view if there are any anatomical issues. Short answer, see the doc ...Read more

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I have a sore throat and difficulty swallowing what's the best thing to do?

I have a sore throat and difficulty swallowing what's the best thing to do?

Supportive care: Supportive care for a sore throat would generally consist of using over the counter pain relievers such as acetaminophen or ibuprofen (available in tablets or liquid form-check the children's section) and cool soft fluids and foods. Prolonged or progressive symptoms should be evaluated in a medical facility (primary care provider). ...Read more

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What should I do about pain in throat & ear, difficulty swallowing & breathing?

What should I do about pain in throat & ear, difficulty swallowing & breathing?

For difficulty: Breathing seek prompt medical care. For significantly sore throat w swollen tonsils / lymph nodes – see physician ; get a strep throat test ; culture. Antibiotics are imperative for strep throat. Try saltwater gargles. Mix tsp of salt in 8 oz of warm water – gargle w this several times/day. You can gargle w aloe vera juice a couple of times per day. ...Read more

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Sore throat, tonsils enlarged, difficulty swallowing?

Sore throat, tonsils enlarged, difficulty swallowing?

See a doctor: You might need antibiotic, so please see a local physician.
you can gargle with salt water, and treat some of your symptoms with OTC medicine. But see a local doctor for proper evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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Suddenly one side of my throat is hurting n I'm having difficulty swallowing. I have no idea what it could be, any ideas?

Suddenly one side of my throat is hurting n I'm having difficulty swallowing. I have no idea what it could be, any ideas?

Sign of infection: Your symptoms can be caused by anything from a throat infection to a toothache. Treatment options for painful swallowing depend on the cause of the pain. See your primary care physician if the pain is severe or if it interferes with eating, drinking, or breathing. ...Read more

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If I have "silent reflux" will it cause difficulty swallowing and the feeling of something stuck in my throat for several weeks?

Dysphagia and globus: Acid reflux can be tricky. You have described two distinct possibly related symptoms that CAN be due to reflux. Some other might be throat clearing, cough, or hoarseness. I recommend you get "scoped" either by ENT or GI, preferably that includes esophagoscopy. An alternative test is "barium swallow" series of video x-rays to rule out other possible causes. A full eval usually includes both. ...Read more

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My boyfriend had a level 3 neck fusion and has difficulty swallowing his pain meds tonight he took them and they got stuck in his throat?

Contact your surgeon: The most likely cause for this is irritation and swelling from the breathing tube used during the procedure. BUT, there are some very rare and more dangerous causes of dysphagia (difficulty swallowing) so he should let his surgeon know about the problem he is having. Keeping his head elevated above his heard will help any swelling go down faster. ...Read more

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Dry back throat from yesterday night, no pain but slight difficulty swallowing and dryness in throat back. It occurred after I went to bed after dinner?

New meds?: Did you take any new medications recently such as cold or cough medications? They can cause dry mouth / throat symptoms. Viral infections can also cause the dry, scratchy throat. Any problems with acid reflux? That could be a potential cause as well. ...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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Ihave sore throat and difficult to swallow?

Ihave sore throat and difficult to swallow?

Pharyngitis: There are lots of causes of sore throat, from post nasal drip, to viral infections (even as bad as mono), to strep throat. Stay hydrated. If you don't have a fever, sit tight. Antihistamines can help post nasal drip, but they can also be drying, so be careful. Tylenol (acetaminophen) or Ibuprofen are always helpful. Hope you feel better soon. ...Read more

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Can LPR cause difficulty swallowing/eating and stuffed nose/throat/sinuses?

Many symptoms: Lpr develops when stomach acid travels up into your throat. Heartburn or indigestion are usual sxs. When reflux up to throat sxs include
sensation of drainage down the back of the throat or excessive mucus, feeling of something caught in the throat (tickling or burning sensation), throat clearing,
chronic cough, post-nasal drip, sore throat
hoarseness, difficult swallowing, hoarseness. Sinuses allergies. ...Read more

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Can food intolerances make it difficult to swallow and cause build up of mucus in throat? Also can this cause anxiety?

Can food intolerances make it difficult to swallow and cause build up of mucus in throat? Also can this cause anxiety?

Food intolerances: Food intolerances can elicit hyper secretion as well as swelling in the tissues which will make any mucous more noticeable. Reflux also commonly causes an over production of clear mucous a full stomach is more likely to cause problems. Anytime it feels "hard to breath", anyone! Will feel a certain level of anxiety. If prone to it, yes, this will likely exacerbate things even more. ...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