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Can anxiety cause upper stomach pain and thick throat mucus all the time? Makes it difficult to swallow sometimes.

Can anxiety cause upper stomach pain and thick throat mucus all the  time? Makes it difficult to swallow sometimes.

Anxiety/dysphagia.: Some patients with anxiety can have similar symptoms as you described. However, we could only concluded these symptoms are caused by anxiety/psychiatric components after excluded other causes by performing diagnostic test to rule cardiac causes or actual stricture of the esophagus/gerd, etc. ...Read more

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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Thick mucus throat irritation?

Thick mucus  throat irritation?

Post nasal drip: You may have sinus or nasal problem, check with an ENT specialist in your area. ...Read more

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Scratchy throat an thick green mucus ?

Scratchy  throat  an thick green mucus ?

Infection: You have a bacterial infection, possibly sinusitis, bronchitis or pneumonia. Please sek medical attention without further delay. ...Read more

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If I have a large soft palate that is too close to the throat, when thick mucus runs over the palate it causes gagging. Any suggestions on how to fix?

If I have a large soft palate that is too close to the throat, when thick mucus runs over the palate it causes gagging.  Any suggestions on how to fix?

See an ENT doctor: I would visit with a specialist on that, or at least start with your primary care doctor. They can determine if your soft palate is too large. They may be able to assist you with the thick mucus as well. Please see the doctor. ...Read more

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I always seem to get sore throats and thick mucus in my throat in the winter, esp. In the mornings when i wake up. What could cause this?

I always seem to get sore throats and thick mucus in my throat in the winter, esp. In the mornings when i wake up. What could cause this?

Heating system?: If it only happens in the winter, it can be your heating dries out the air which dries your airway, causes mucus do dry and thicken and throat tissues to dry and get irritated. Try using a cool-misting humidifier in your bedroom. ...Read more

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Since Sunday I woke up with sore throat and thick mucus, to day I can hardly get out off bed for work as I can't walk and aching is this flu ?

Since Sunday I woke up with sore throat and thick mucus, to day I can hardly  get out off bed for work as I can't walk and aching is this flu ?

Possible flu: any fevers? If so then sounds like flu like symptoms. Did you get flu shot? While efficacy of flu shot was poor this year it is still effective in attenuating symptoms. Have you had any sick contacts? If you do get tested and are positive and if you are at high risk for serious complications then tamiflu (oseltamivir) might be still possible but if you are not in a high risk group then may not help much. ...Read more

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He is a kid I work with. Signs- cough, thick, green mucus. Symptoms- throat hurts. I can't take him to a pediatrician. I don't know if it is a cold.

He is a kid I work with. Signs- cough, thick, green mucus. Symptoms- throat hurts. I can't take him to a pediatrician. I don't know if it is a cold.

Allergic sinusitis: The child might have started with allergic sinusitis then the post nasal drainage caused bronchitis. For sinusitis he can use a nasal spray or Claritin Syrup and for bronchitis use Zitromas oral suspension 250 mg first day and 125 mg for 4 days ...Read more

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Throat clearing & thick mucus PND sensation. Symptoms disappear when I lie down or eat!? Tried all ENT and GI treatments. Is it a nerve/mental issue?

Throat clearing & thick mucus PND sensation. Symptoms disappear when I lie down or eat!? Tried all ENT and GI treatments. Is it a nerve/mental issue?

Explanation : Your symptoms are represent chronic condition most likely related to ENT area. Sometimes it required long term treatment with steroids- nasal spray. Please, make appointment with Doctor for reevaluation. And treatment makes take few months. ...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