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Sore throat, feeling is mucus in back of throat. When I get it out, it's yellow, very chunky and has streaks of blood. Cause?

Sore throat, feeling is mucus in back of throat. When I get it out, it's yellow, very chunky and has streaks of blood. Cause?

Likely viral: Viral infections can cause inflammation of the throat along with yellowish/thick mucus / postnasal drip, and even streaks of blood. If you develop high fever or severe difficulty swallowing or significant blood, seek medical attention. Other wise, try salt water gargles, humidifier, and neti pot.
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Mucus (Definition)

Like material that functions to moisten and protect inner body surfaces. The viscous slippery substance that consists chiefly of mucin, water, cells, and inorganic salts and that is secreted as a protective lubricant coating by the cells and glands of the mucous membranes. The free slime of the mucous membranes, composed of secretion of the glands, various salts, ...Read more


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I have been clearing my throat with a feeling of mucus in back of throat. Clogged up feeling with behind ear pain. Crackling sound with exhaling.

I have been clearing my throat with a feeling of mucus in back of throat. Clogged up feeling with behind ear pain. Crackling sound with exhaling.

Post nasal drip: You have post nasal drip, you can use saline nasal spray or rinse, gargle with salt water & try to unclog your ears by closing your nose & mouth while trying to blow your mouth (valsasavas manouver) until you see you 1ry care physician or ENT. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have had an on and off cough for more than 2 months Itchy feeling. Mucus builds up in the back of my throat and has not gone away. What could it be?

I have had an on and off cough for more than 2 months Itchy feeling. Mucus builds up in the back of my throat and has not gone away. What could it be?

It is not normal: To have a cough for this long a period of time and may represent any of a large number of possibilities including reflux, allergy, cancer, sinus issues and infection. You need to be evaluated and tested by a health care professional to identify the cause. Make an appointment today. ...Read more

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I think I have mucus stuck in my throat. Each time I swallow it feels like it just moves back up. Feeling like this for 3 days. How do I fix this?

Many options: Thick mucus drainage is the back of the throat is often from sinusitis or allergies. So treating them will often help. Performing nasal irrigations is great first step to get relief fast. ...Read more

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Having a lot of mucus in throat. I've had a cough for almost 3 weeks now. Whenever I cough, it's this itching feeling in the back of my throat. Why?

Having a lot of mucus in throat. I've had a cough for almost 3 weeks now. Whenever I cough, it's this itching feeling in the back of my throat. Why?

Consult physician: Although I agree that this may be early GERD, it also sounds very much like reflex coughing from post nasal drip and allergies. You can try a daily dose of generic Claritin (loratadine) for 1-2 weeks and see if the helps. Please stop using ibuprfofen, since this can aggravate GERD. ...Read more

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Week back I started with sore throat, now it's all gone but now I have very little cough and constant feeling of mucus in throats and often clearing?

Week back I started with sore throat, now it's all gone but now I have very little cough and constant feeling of mucus in throats and often clearing?

May be: The "tail end" of a viral infection but may also be RAGWOOD/MILKWEED (Pollen) ALLERGY...it's that time of year!

Try an antihistamine!
Hope this helps!
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Lump feeling in throat. On and off for several weeks. Noticed increase in mucous in throat as well. Lump feeling really noticeable when turning head. Sometimes feeling will go away then come back hours or day or two later. No other symptoms.

Lump feeling in throat. On and off for several weeks. Noticed increase in mucous in throat as well. Lump feeling really noticeable when turning head. Sometimes feeling will go away then come back hours or day or two later. No other symptoms.

Tender lump: Tender lump under skin or feeling in throat is usually a swollen lymph node or an infected sweat and gland. Rarely is it due to a mass/tumor. See you MD as this could be a virus (ie, mono) or other issue depending on your risks. ...Read more

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Lump feeling in throat. On and off for several weeks. Noticed increase in mucous in throat as well. Lump feeling really noticeable when turning head. Sometimes feeling will go away then come back hours or day or two later. Sore throat at times.?

Lump feeling in throat. On and off for several weeks. Noticed increase in mucous in throat as well. Lump feeling really noticeable when turning head. Sometimes feeling will go away then come back hours or day or two later. Sore throat at times.?

LPR: Laryngopharygeal reflux is when a small amount of acid comes up into the throat and irritates it. It is a common cause of dry tickle cough, chronic sore throat, lump in the the throat, post nasal drip, phlegm in the throat, and throat clearing. Many studies show it responds best to proton pump inhibitor rx (ie. Nexium, (esomeprazole) Prilosec, Dexilant). Eat a low acid diet, minimize acid containing beverages. ...Read more

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Flu 2 weeks lost voice but coming back still feeling sick cough and mucus. I have a pinched nerve at same time neck very painful have meds.

Flu 2 weeks lost voice but coming back still feeling sick cough and mucus. I have a pinched nerve at same time neck very painful have meds.

Not sure: What you'd like to know. The background info is useful if we know what your concern or question is. Go ahead and try asking again! Feel better soon. ...Read more

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What can cause throat clearing and constant mucus feeling in throat?

What can cause throat clearing and constant mucus feeling in throat?

Stuff going up/down: Upper respiratory issues (sinusitis, allergies) causing mucus drainage down the throat or acid reflux up the throat can commonly result in those symptoms. Acid reflux or "silent reflux" commonly causes throat clearing, sensation of something stuck in throat, voice changes, post-nasal drip or phlegm in throat, and cough. Stay hydrated and see your doc! ...Read more

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I have a lot of mucus in my throat, can this cause a weezing like feeling?

I have a lot of mucus in my throat, can this cause a weezing like feeling?

Yes: Wheezing is produced by blockage or narrowing of the air passages so that exhalation is impaired. Foreign material partially occluding the airway could include thick mucous. ...Read more

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I always feel a mucus feeling near my trachea I try to clear it but nothing goes down my throat so what can I do?

I always feel a mucus feeling near my trachea I try to clear it but nothing goes down my throat so what can I do?

See an ENT: This sensation very often is due to acid reflux, even if you do not typically feel heartburn. This may be occurring during evening when you are sleeping and lying flat. I would recommend you see an ENT for an endoscopy of your upper airway. This is very easily tolerated in the office. ...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