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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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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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Can you have tonsil issues that cause hoarseness, breathy-ness, tight full feeling throat for months with no fever/sickness?

Can you have tonsil issues that cause hoarseness, breathy-ness, tight full feeling throat for months with no fever/sickness?

Sure you can: Hypertrophic tonsils could cause lots of problems such as snoring, collapsing airway when sleeping (obstruction sleep apnea) mouth breathing, poor oral hygiene with bad odor breath and even mood change (because you not sleeping well at night. Suggest consult a Healthtap doctor or your PCP. May need ENT referral. Take care and good luck. ...Read more

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Would a tight feeling throat or a lump in throat feeling (doesnt really feel sore, just awkward to swallow) be a sign of an std? Havent had oral sex.

Would a tight feeling throat or a lump in throat feeling (doesnt really feel sore, just awkward to swallow) be a sign of an std? Havent had oral sex.

Unlikely: Stds in the throat can and do occur if you've had oral sex. The feeling you're describing could be from many things, but stds would be unlikely in your case. If it's been ongoing for sometime or worsening i'd see your doctor and get it checked out. ...Read more

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

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

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

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Throat Tightness (Definition)

Throat tightness is a sensation that the throat space is narrower or smaller than usual. This can be due to inflammation or swelling of the throat, such ...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