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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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I become short of breath, find it difficult to swallow and get a tight throat/nausea immediatly after burping. Is there a reason?

I become short of breath, find it difficult to swallow and get a tight throat/nausea immediatly after burping. Is there a reason?

See doctor: There could be a few different reasons that's causing the symptoms you're experiencing. It's best to see your pcp so that you can be examined, to rule out whether it may be cardiac, pulmonary, or gastrointestinal in origin. That's best done in person. You may need to have other tests done to verify what's causing it. So don't delay. You may need to be referred to a specialist by your pcp. ...Read more

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Tight/heavy throat and burping plus I'm pregnant. What is it?

Tight/heavy throat and burping plus I'm pregnant. What is it?

Acid reflux: These are often symptoms of acid reflux, which is very common in pregnancy. Try to eat small frequent meals, avoid caffeine, alcohol, tobacco. May try simple antacid like Tums (calcium carbonate) for symptom relief. See your doctor for further evaluation and treatment if symptoms worsen or do not resolve. ...Read more

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Feeling tightness in chest and like something is stuck in throat. Will be relieved sometimes by burp or goes away on its own. Been sev. Months now.

Feeling tightness in chest and like something is stuck in throat. Will be relieved sometimes by burp or goes away on its own. Been sev. Months now.

You need to see: Your doctor. You may have narrowing of your esophagus, or other obstruction. This can be very uncomfortable and even dangerous, but can usually be easily treated with an outpatient procedure. Take care. ...Read more

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Throat all of sudden got tight wheezy and sore been burping up sausage I are 4 hours ago? Reason for throat problems?

Throat all of sudden got tight wheezy and sore been burping up sausage I are 4 hours ago? Reason for throat problems?

Possible reaction?: It may be a virus but you have to get evaluated by a doctor for any allergic reaction that you may be experiencing esp if your throat feels swollen and you are wheezy. Go to ER. Also take some Benadryl (diphenhydramine) if you have it at home before heading out for ER. ...Read more

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Chest feels tight, feels like something is in my throat. Normal breathing and swallowing. Also keep burping. Very uncomfy. What's going on?

Chest feels tight, feels like something is in my throat. Normal breathing and swallowing. Also keep burping. Very uncomfy. What's going on?

Sounds like reflux: Your symptoms suggest that you may be having an exacerbation of the reflux condition that you state you have. Consider managing as you have been instructed to in the past and seek medical attention if this does not work. ...Read more

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What causes tightness in chest/throat, painful deep breaths, hoarse voice, strange sensation in throat/postnasal area, stuffy nose and burping air?

What causes tightness in chest/throat, painful deep breaths, hoarse voice, strange sensation in throat/postnasal area, stuffy nose and burping air?

Suggests a mass: These symptoms are concerning. You may have a thyroid or other neck mass. Please get evaluated by a primary care doctor. ...Read more

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Throat tightness for days, burning throat after eating, burping. I have an anxiety disorder been stressed/having panic attacks, could it be anxiety?

Throat tightness for days, burning throat after eating, burping. I have an anxiety disorder been stressed/having panic attacks, could it be anxiety?

Anxiety shows itself: In may ways. Once can mentally obsess over things that frighten the person or do behaviors to keep danger away, e.g., ritual behaviors, checking and re-checking. There can be heart palpitations, shortness of breath, sweating, sleeplessness, GI symptoms, etc. Please see doctor and then go to a mental health professional to learn ways to deal w/anxiety. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Throat tightness for a month after smoking marij burping, minor ear ache, burps being stuck in throat, acidity. Exercise and tylenol only things help?

Throat tightness for a month after smoking marij burping, minor ear ache, burps being stuck in throat, acidity. Exercise and tylenol only things help?

Tightness: Probable reflux. Take prilosec 20mg twice a day for 10 to 14 days. It this works, may have to stay on it for some time. Could have ENT do endoscope to look at throat and larynx. ...Read more

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Everytime I eat I feel the food stuck in my throat. Specially when I eat a lot. And I feel tighteness in my neck. I burp a lot also is it gerd?

Possible: Your symptoms certainly sound like they could be related to some increased acid/hyper-secretory condition, such as GERD. Try eating smaller meals, avoiding classic GERD trigger foods and an OTC acid blocking medication, then see the Dr. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Feel sick, like throwing up, gagging, burping lots tight neck in mornings before work. Happens after waking up. Anything to do w/ diet the night/sleep?

Feel sick, like throwing up, gagging, burping lots tight neck in mornings before work. Happens after waking up. Anything to do w/ diet the night/sleep?

Vague: I would keep some sort of pain/activity/nutrition diary to see if it gives some clue as to the reactions you are experiencing. Could be your bed, pillows, etc. If this continues, I would see a dr. ...Read more

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Can't get rid of this weird pressure in the center of my chest. It just sits there like I ate a rock. My head & neck get tight. Then I burp ; (help?

Can't get rid of this weird pressure in the center of my chest. It just sits there like I ate a rock. My head & neck get tight. Then I burp ; (help?

See your doctor: You have symptoms which could be serious and should see your physician. He/she will listen to you, do a physical examinarion, run some tests, and let you know what's going on. ...Read more

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What is nausea feeling in throat? Like feeling need to burp it out.

Reflux/heartburn: Probably gastroesophageal reflux also known as heartburn. Try antacids. ...Read more

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I burping alot, and I can't sleep because of the throat discomfort. I feel like a "worm" is coming out from my throat?

I burping alot, and I can't sleep because of the throat discomfort. I feel like a "worm" is coming out from my throat?

Throat Infection?: Gargle with salt and warm water, Throat lozanges may help you. Best thing id get examined ...Read more

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Whenever I eat or drink something it feel like it get stuck and I need to burp it also feel like a limp in my throat what could this be?

Whenever I eat or drink something it feel like it get stuck and I need to burp it also feel like a limp in my throat what could this be?

Swallowing dificulty: This could be caused by acid reflux and a congenital narrowing of the esophagus called a schatski ring. Appropriate diagnosis and therapy reqires a simple diagnostic procedure called endoscopy. ...Read more

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I have constant internal burps. I clear out the throat only for it to be filled with air/gas again. I'm also yawning and coughing a lot.?

I have constant internal burps. I clear out the throat only for it to be filled with air/gas again. I'm also yawning and coughing a lot.?

Chronic irritation: Untreated acid reflux can cause irritation and inflammation of the vocal cords, leading to hoarseness, change in voice quality, post nasal drip sensation, frequent throat clearing and respiratory symptoms. ...Read more

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Yesterday I suddenly got a pain in my lower throat/upper chest that hurt when I breathed deeply or burped. I still have it today, what is this?

Yesterday I suddenly got a pain in my lower throat/upper chest that hurt when I breathed deeply or burped. I still have it today, what is this?

Pleuritis /GERD: If the symptom is associated with breathing alone and you had a recent upper respiratory infection, it's possible to be related to inflammation of the respiratory system.
It could also be esophageal reflux. You would need to see your doctor for definitive diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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What does trapped air mean. Keep feeling like I have burp but nothing comes up. And I keep clearing my throat and over counter med is not working.

What does trapped air mean. Keep feeling like I have burp but nothing comes up. And I keep clearing my throat and over counter med is not working.

I see: U had hiatal hernia surgery and a lap band too.

The only advise I can give you try to eat slowly and speak slowly too as you may swallow to much air. Try to lie down on the left side maybe it will help burping things up. Aslo, try to stay away for a while from tums (calcium carbonate). It could generate co2 in your stomach... ...Read more

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Swallowed a large piece of pickle. Have been burping and feel almost like it's stuck in throat. Can drink but feels heavy and makes me burp. Concern?

Swallowed a large piece of pickle. Have been burping and feel almost like it's stuck in throat. Can drink but feels heavy and makes me burp. Concern?

May be concerning: If a person truly feels like there is something stuck in her throat, she can be evaluated at Emergency Room. The concern is that there is something stuck there could change positions and cause a big problem. At the ER, during the evaluation, imaging studies can be done, and specialists can be called, if there really is something stuck. Sometimes, it is hard to tell. ...Read more

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I feel like puking on and off all day especially at night, aprx3 months. It feels like there's a rock in my throat and kind of goes away when I burp. Why?

Esophageal Problem: You really need to see a GI doctor for an endoscopy. It could be a simply diverticulum causing the problem versus webbing across the esophagus vs. Stenosis vs severe esophagitis vs. Eosinophilic esophagitis. Tissue is the issue and get a scope to look at the problem. Start with an egd. ...Read more

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Sensation in upper throat and burp?

Possible GERD: You may possible have acid reflux. Please consult your physician for further evaluation and treatment. You can try OTC Nexium (esomeprazole) or Prilosec, if not allergic to these medications. ...Read more

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It always feels like there's something stuck in my throat and I need to burp. What does this mean?

It always feels like there's something stuck in my throat and I need to burp. What does this mean?

Lump in throat: The most common cause for having the sensation of a lump in the throat is acid reflux up to your throat. See an ENT for an evaluation. ...Read more

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I want to know why do I feel like I have something in my throat and when I try to burp something want to go up my throat but cannot get out?

I want to know why do I feel like I have something in my throat and when I try to burp something want to go up my throat but cannot get out?

Hard to say: When a person feels like something is in the throat but they are able to swallow normal size portions of food it's not likely anything is actually blocking or sitting in the esophagus (food tube). Sometimes gastro-esophageal reflux can cause stomach contents to "go backward" up the esophagus and even reach the throat. Should the above symptoms persist see a physician. For Reflux info:bit. Ly/ZquHBK ...Read more

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Constant throat burping. Little ones. Sometimes feels like it takes breath away and something stuck. Or have to force burp out. What is this?

Aerophagia: Often this is due to air swallowing (aerophagia) and the more you make yourself burp, the more you swallow air. Drinking hot water helps break down gas bubbles and taking simethicone after a meal helps prevent gas accumulation. If you have further concerns, a gastroenterologist is best to evaluale and advise you. ...Read more

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Belching (Definition)

Belching (big burps) is a symptom in which a person forces air noisily from his stomach out through his mouth. Belching can be due to too much air or gas in the stomach. Sometimes, people purposely swallow air and belch it back ...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