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Tightness (Definition)

Tightness can mean different states at distinctive times. The most common is the complaint of tightness of chest, a feeling of discomfort, real or perceived, seen often in patients with asthma or panic disorder, or heart attack. Your physician ...Read more


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My peak flow reading is normal (around 400) but my chest/throat still feels tight. Should I take my inhaler or is this just anxiety?

My peak flow reading is normal (around 400) but my chest/throat still feels tight. Should I take my inhaler or is this just anxiety?

PF normal: If your PF is normal this is unlikely to represent asthma. Certainly could be anxiety. Wouldn't hurt to try your inhaler and see if it makes you feel better. Might even work through the placebo effect. ...Read more

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Sometimes when i'm just sitting down my throat feels tight, and I feel like I have to take deeper breaths to get air.Also I have asthma.

Sometimes when i'm just sitting down my throat feels tight, and I feel like I have to take deeper breaths to get air.Also I have asthma.

? Uncontrolled asthma: or gained some weight lately, need to follow up with your doctor to adjust your medications accordingly to gain more control of your asthma ...Read more

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Egd 6 months ago-normal except gastritis- under lots of stress at the moment last 3 weeks noticed food/liquid takes longer to go down throat- throat feels tight, burn sometimes, chest tight too. Im 28?

Egd 6 months ago-normal except gastritis- under lots of stress at the moment last 3 weeks noticed food/liquid takes longer to go down throat- throat feels tight, burn sometimes, chest tight too. Im 28?

Maybe anxiiety?: If your egd is normal your symptoms may be from another source or new GI problems have arisen in the interval. Anxiety patients can have symptoms in their GI tract called somatoform disorder. Check with your doctor for further diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Can wisdom teeth pain medication cause tightness in throat?

Can wisdom teeth pain medication cause tightness in throat?

Possibly: Tightness in the throat, wheezing, ithy-ness, redness, and angioedema can be associated with an allergic reaction. Any itching in mouth? Stop med and call your doc...He/she can prescribe a diiferent med. ...Read more

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It is my 3rd day of taking cephalexin and I feel a tight feeling around throat. No rash or other symptoms. Could it be from the medication or illness?

It is my 3rd day of taking cephalexin and I feel a tight feeling around throat. No rash or other symptoms. Could it be from the medication or illness?

Why are you on abx?: Well first of all what was your diagnosis. Chances are the antibiotic is just beginning to work now. If you are on the antibiotic for upper respiratory issues most likely from the illness. An allergic reaction would be more widespread but see how you progress ...Read more

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What does it mean if my throat feels tight every time i eat?

What does it mean if my throat feels tight every time i eat?

Maybe spasm: Could be dysfunction or spasm of upper part of esophagus. Recommend eval by GI or ENT doc ...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