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Can trauma to your neck cause a tight feeling in your throat as if there is sometimes a lump there?

Can trauma to your neck cause a tight feeling in your throat as if there is sometimes a lump there?

Yes: Could be swelling or tightness in some of the throat muscles. Seek evaluation if there are voice changes or swallowing problems. ...Read more

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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What is best remedy for gag or tight feeling on left side of throat or neck. Doc says I got post nasal drip and thyroids ultrasound came back good.?

What is best remedy for gag or tight feeling on left side of throat or neck. Doc says I got post nasal drip and thyroids ultrasound came back good.?

Cannot tell: Need to be examined, can't really tell what is it from your brief description, see your doctor or seek another opinion, meanwhile, use warm compresses, warm liquids, and pain killers, good luck ...Read more

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The area behind "swollen glands" in neck/throat feel tight. I have acid reflux & hiatal hernia on meds but this feeling persists. What's a cause?

The area behind "swollen glands" in neck/throat feel tight. I have acid reflux & hiatal hernia on meds but this feeling persists. What's a cause?

Check for sinusitis: Swollen glands in the neck are generally the result of chronic sinus drainage or other head and neck inflamation especially in young otherwise healthy individuals. You should seek the attention of a medical doctor to better assess the situation or an ENT doctor. ...Read more

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Can anyone tell me what causes tight smothering feeling in throat?

Many causes: If sudden consider anxiety laryngospasm or paradoxical vocal cord paralysis. Long term consult ENT specialist ...Read more

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Why does it feel like there is sumfin stuck in my throat? Like a tight feeling?

Tight feeling throat: Do you have a cough, fever, chills or a cold. In that case it could be an infection. Of you ate something that did not agree with you it could be an allergy. If it is associated with acid taste in the mouth or heartburn, it could be reflux. Sometimes, reflux causes a tight throat and you do not even have a symptom other than the tight throat. This is the glottis closure & cricopharyngeal reflex. ...Read more

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Feeling tightness in throat and chest?

Feeling tightness in throat and chest?

Depends: Chest tightness can be a symptom of heart disease but may be may other things such as esophageal spasms, respiratory disorders (asthma, COPD, bronchitis, infections), and muscle problems to name a few. It really depends on the clinical situation and other symptoms you may be having. ...Read more

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27 years old, light smokers 1 pack a week! Had discomfort of my throat feeling tightness please help! Thanks?

27 years old, light smokers 1 pack a week! Had discomfort of my throat feeling tightness please help! Thanks?

See your doctor: Nobody can say what something is purely on the basis of symptoms, particularly very non-specific symptoms like discomfort and 'feeling tight.' Someone has to take a look in your throat, feel for swollen lymph nodes in your neck, AFTER they have taken a more complete history of the problem and your general medical history. Odds are that it will be related to your smoking, and a great time to quit ...Read more

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I have been having a tight feeling in my left side throat. My family has a history of angina. Should I be worried?

I have been having a tight feeling in my left side throat. My family has a history of angina. Should I be worried?

CAD: If there are no other conditions at this time to explain it, and you do have a positive family history, it is always best to see your doctor, get the proper evaluation and tests and have peace of mind ...Read more

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I have this tight feeling in chest and throat especially lying down. Pls tell me what it could be. Very unpleasant?

I have this tight feeling in chest and throat especially lying down. Pls tell me what it could be. Very unpleasant?

Several possibles: H question is relatively broad and it requires more information and certainly an examination and testing. The possibilities range from fluid in the long because of a heart problem to anxiety panic attacks. Age dependency helps to guide what it might be. Gastroesophageal reflux is a common cause as it is early heart failure and asthma as well. C an MD for accurate diagnosis. ...Read more

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I ate a piece of aluminum foil last night. Ever since then, my throat has been feeling tight. Is air getting blocked?

I ate a piece of aluminum foil last night. Ever since then, my throat has been feeling tight. Is air getting blocked?

Unlikely: It is unlikely that swallowing a piece of aluminum foil would do any harm. To help you clear your throat you dry drinking a carbonated drink.
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I have a tightness on the surface of my throat. It's similar to feeling choked up. No other symptoms, been carrying for over 2 weeks. What is it?

I have a tightness on the surface of my throat. It's similar to feeling choked up. No other symptoms, been carrying for over 2 weeks. What is it?

Globus hystericus: In some cases the cause is unknown and symptoms may be attributed to a psychogenic cause such as a somatoform or anxiety disorder. It has been recognised as a symptom of depression, which responds to anti-depressive treatment ...Read more

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Constantly have phlegm in my throat since june 2015. I'm always clearing my throat. My throat feels like a tight collsr around it, lump feeling.

Constantly have phlegm in my throat since june 2015. I'm always clearing my throat. My throat feels like a tight collsr around it, lump feeling.

Allergy/Allergies...: 23 y/o Female says Constantly have phlegm in my throat since June 2015. I'm always clearing my throat. My throat feels like a tight collar around it, lump feeling. Sounds like Allergy/Allergies to environment, food, drink. .. This could progress; best to see PCP or Allergist and identify cause/causes to prevent more serious results ...Read more

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I had a tight lump in your throat feeling, now feel fine. What could it have been?

? GERD: The sensation you are describing is called a globus sensation - like something is caught in your throat. It has many potential causes including reflux (gerd), thyroid enlargement, enlarged lymph nodes, post nasal drip. I'd recommend that you see your doctor. ...Read more

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I have this tight feeling at my throat. How long to wait before testing for strep throat?

I have this tight feeling at my throat. How long to wait before testing for strep throat?

A few more days.: If you have a sore throat without cough/sneezing or cold symptoms; sore throat with diffuculty swallowing; fever over 101; swollen lymph nodes in neck; bright red swollen tonsils with white or yellow spots; go and see your physician to have him/her decide if a throat culture is needed to facilitate the diagnosis of strep pharyngitis. ...Read more

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I'm havng a tight feeling in my throat, doctors basically say I'm imagining it but it's starting to scare me! What can I do?

I'm havng a tight feeling in my throat, doctors basically say I'm imagining it but it's starting to scare me! What can I do?

Visit an ENT: When in doubt it is important to get a second or even a third opinion. An ear nose and throat (ENT) doctor may provide an answer to your concerns. We in the health care field unfortunately sometimes forget that the reason we are here is to "listen" to our patients. When we can't find an obvious answer it is difficult to admit we don't know. Sorry about that. See the ent, hopefully that will help. ...Read more

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Every day, I constantly clear my throat. I do it every minute or less. If I try not to, I get a tight feeling in my chest. What could this be?

Throat clearing: If you think about where the throat is, it is situated in the middle of a crossroads, so to speak. Food and water go down when you eat or drink and air passes when you breathe. Your mouth and nose are above your voice box and your stomach is below. Post-nasal drainage could cause your symptoms and this could be allergies. Reflux can also be coming from your stomach and causing the same issue. ...Read more

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Help please? Frog/tight feeling in throat after eating too fast?

Help please? Frog/tight feeling in throat after eating too fast?

Tight throat: Normal airway protective reflex or laryngospasm (also protective). Slow down eating, drink warm fluids, don't talk while swallowing ...Read more

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What causes tight throat feeling/feels like something stuck in throat? Not enough saliva?

Can be asthma, etc.: It depends on the circumstances and setting in which these attacks occur. They might be panic attacks, where part of the therapy is to breathe into a paper bag to slow brreathing down and relax. It can be an asthma attack triggered by a thing like cold air. It might be a heart attack. It would help to see your doctor to pinpoint the cause. ...Read more

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Tight and achy throat, liquid feeling in throat also, ranitidine not working what could it be?

Ranitidine: Your symptoms don't appear to be due to GERD and thus you get no relief from ranitidine or other antigerd medications like nexium. Unless you have a new viral throat infection, your symptoms may be stress related or due to pharyngolaryngeal reflux, or, postnasal drip. An otolaryngologist is best qualified to evaluate and advise you. ...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