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What can cause a choking feeling in my throat?

What can cause a choking feeling in my throat?

See below: 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

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


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What causes pressurein the backupper partof the throatthat is constant and won't go away sometimes coughing and having a choking feeling, I take medicationforpanicattacks andanxiety but it doesn't seem to help, my doctor looked in my throat and says every

What causes pressurein the backupper partof the throatthat is constant and won't go away sometimes coughing and having a choking feeling, I take medicationforpanicattacks andanxiety but it doesn't seem to help, my doctor looked in my throat and says every

There: There are many things that can cause this sensation. Most of the time it is due to reflux of acid into the throat. You can have symptoms of acid in the throat without the normal esophageal symptoms of indigestion or heartburn. Many times we can't find anything wrong, even after doing an evaluation with scopes. I feel many of these symptoms may be due to muscle tension in the many muscles that control the throat and neck. This tension may cause the pressure sensations. These are exacerbated in those that have an anxious personality. This will not get better with the typical anti-acid remedies. ...Read more

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What causes delayed burping, pain in the back of neck, difficulty breathing and choking feeling, headache and fast heart beat?

What causes delayed burping, pain in the back of neck, difficulty breathing and choking feeling, headache and fast heart beat?

Many possibilities: Honestly, I wish I could ask you more questions to better answer this. I am assuming all these symptoms are happening at the same time and have a seeming relationship with each other? How often does it occur? Is it sudden? If all at once suddenly have to think about an allergic reaction to something or maybe infection like meningitis.Need more info. If this is now and u can't breathe well, seek care now ...Read more

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I am having Choking feeling in throat and a bone and there is a bone in my throat which I can feel at that time with pointed head pain in left side?

I am having Choking feeling in throat and a bone and there is a bone in my throat which I can feel at that time with pointed head pain in left side?

Difficult swallowing: Acid reflux may cause feeling of difficulty swallowing, however other causes also need to be considered.
A feeling of something being stuck in throat may indicate, dysfunction of throat or feeding tube.
You will certainly benefit from discussing this symptom with your physician who will guide you through need of further tests. ...Read more

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Past several days been having a dry cough and choking feeling in throat. Sometimes starts after eating and lasts for hours. No relief after trying fluids, cough drops, etc.

Past several days been having a dry cough and choking feeling in throat. Sometimes starts after eating and lasts for hours. No relief after trying fluids, cough drops, etc.

Need med-checkup: If your cough is persistent for more than one week, you need a medical check up of your chest. Dry cough can be caused by allergies or Asthma which require a Physical examination by a doctor before we can be certain. A chest C-X-Ray may also be useful to check your lungs. ...Read more

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I've been having this choking feeling in my throat. Could this be related to my anxiety? . I haven't had an attack in 2 months just some symptoms.

I've been having this choking feeling in my throat. Could this be related to my anxiety? . I haven't had an attack in 2 months just some symptoms.

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. Physically there can be heart palpitations, shortness of breath, sweating, sleeplessness, etc. Please go to a mental health professional for support if you think you have an anxiety disorder. ...Read more

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Choking feeling when I run. Is that just my throat or is it asthma?

Choking feeling when I run. Is that just my throat or is it asthma?

VCD vs. Asthma: Exercise-induced asthma is more common than vocal cord dysfunction but both would have to be considered. Asthma tends to come on during cold/dry weather or may be triggered by allergens such as pollen, grasses or weeds. Vcd may have similar causes. Generally, asthma creates more breathing problems while exhaling, but vcd occurs while inhaling. See your primary care or sports med physican for help. ...Read more

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I have acid reflux and every evening, I get choking feeling in my throat which doesn't go away for few hours. Is there a way to prevent it? Thanks.

I have acid reflux and every evening, I get choking feeling in my throat which doesn't go away for few hours. Is there a way to prevent it? Thanks.

GERD to THROAT: To prevent GERD -- eat smaller meals, chew more thoroughly, make posture straighter, get up and walk after eating, sip water during and after eating, eat less meat. AND of course, take acid blocker or acid reducer each evening 30 min before eating, such as omeprazole or Pepcid (famotidine). Both are OTC. ...Read more

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What is mild choking feeling with sore throat a symptoms of?

Drainage: Most likely you are describing drainage that can happen from an infection. The drainage can be quite thick causing choking feelings. ...Read more

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My throat has wrinkles under it from this choking feeling. It feels as someone has their hand wrapped around my neck.

My throat has wrinkles under it from this choking feeling. It feels as someone has their hand wrapped around my neck.

Swallow study: You should have a proper swallow study done. The wrinkles in the skin of your neck have nothing to do with difficulty swallowing or a choking sensation as you describe it. Moving saliva and food from our mouth down to our stomachs requires lots of muscle coordination. If that coordination is off, you can get a sensation like you describe. See a speech and swallow specialist after discussing w/ pcp. ...Read more

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Sore throat. Swollen neck. Choking feeling. This all started last night. Feel like I can't breathe?

Sore throat. Swollen neck. Choking feeling. This all started last night. Feel like I can't breathe?

See your doc!: Any time someone feels like they can't breath, they should be checked out. Could be a potential problem or become one fast. Err on the side of caution. ...Read more

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Already seen doc, gave me amoxcillin but no help. Keep coughing up dark mucus everyday, choking feeling at night and tight neck throughout the day.

Already seen doc, gave me amoxcillin but no help. Keep coughing up dark mucus everyday, choking feeling at night and tight neck throughout the day.

Time to see doctor: If antibiotic treatment is not helping, and worrisome symptoms persist, a patient needs to be re-evaluated by a doctor. Perhaps there is an abscess in a tonsil or at the back of the throat. Perhaps a different medication is needed. A "choking feeling" and "tight neck throughout the day" sounds bad... which means one should not wait to be re-evaluated. ...Read more

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My mum is having a choking feeling in her neck and a stuffy nose, when she lies down to sleep she feels like she is choking what can she do?

My mum is having a choking feeling in her neck and a stuffy nose, when she lies down to sleep she feels like she is choking what can she do?

General health?: If she's generally healthy, she may just have a cold that requires an extra pillow under head till she's better. But if she has a heart condition, the symptom can signify a more serious issue and she should see her doctor for testing and prescription medicines. ...Read more

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What causes the choking feeling when I run?

"choking" when runs: Do you feel short of breath or wheeze when you run? Do the symptoms occur with any kind of vigorous exercise? Do they occur more frequently in cooler times of the year? Any history of asthma? May have exercise-/cold- induced asthma: airways tighten up & breathing is more difficult; may wheeze. See fp for pulmonary function testing & exam. Tx may be as simple as inhaler before running. ...Read more

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Could oral thrush cause a choking feeling?

Could oral thrush cause a choking feeling?

No: Oral thrush is a yeast infection of the mouth. Sometimes it is accompanied by thrush in the esophagus, which causes trouble swallowing. If you have trouble breathing, then that's not caused by thrush. I am assuming that you have been diagnosed with oral thrush by a physician, because that is usually a sign of a serious immune deficiency, unless you're using inhaled steroids. ...Read more

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I sometimes wake up because of choking feeling and I cough to return to normal. What is the cause of this?

I sometimes wake up because of choking feeling and I cough to return to normal. What is the cause of this?

Post nasal drip: This is most likely a post nasal drip. When youlie down all the mucous from your nose drains into your throat. When there is too much, it makes you choke on it to clear it. Try taking loratidine or certrizine before bed. ...Read more

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Worried about my son he cannot eat tells me he is getting choking feeling when he eats. He also has stomach cramps when he eats worried what is wrong?

Possibly food allerg: Possibly he may have food allergy. Especially choking sensation could be a marker of life threatening allergy reaction called angioedema. Better be checked by allergist for the cause ...Read more

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Very bad cough, with mucus build up this morning upon awakening I coughed and had I found myself gasping for breath and straining to fetch the stuff up, noting came up. I had choking feeling, and got very nervous. I felt better after drinking lots of wat

The: The only situations I have heard of anyone choking from mucous is in an elderly person that lived alone and was not able to clear their airway by coughing, however this is very rare.
What medication are you allergic to? If you have a bronchitis or pneumonia you may need antibiotics, there are many to choose from if allergies are a concern. Drinking water will help thin the mucous secretions along with a daily anti-histamine. I suggest you go back to your doctor for alternative treatment options.
Best of luck. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Choking feeling?

Choking feeling: Choking feeling = sensation that their is either obstruction or compression of larynx or trachea. ...Read more

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How come I have a choking feeling when running?

How come I have a choking feeling when running?

Possible reflux: During running and other physical activities, our GI tract slows down to shunt blood to our working muscles. When this happens, digestion slows way down. This increases the likelihood of having reflux and you'll get a sour taste in the back of the throat. Try running only after you wait an hour after eating or drinking a large quantity of fluid. ...Read more

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Choking feeling while sleeping... Unable to breathe through nose suddenly?

Choking feeling while sleeping... Unable to breathe through nose suddenly?

Suddenly?: Sudden nasal congestion can be from a viral infection. If you have been developing choking in your sleep for a while with some nasal congestion and now your nose is completely blocked you may have nasal allergies and post nasal drip. Depending on the duration of your symptoms either see your primary or an allergist. ...Read more

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Acid regurgitation during sleep 3 to 5 times per year with burning and choking feeling. Any cancer risk with this frequency.

Acid regurgitation during sleep 3 to 5 times per year with burning and choking feeling. Any cancer risk with this frequency.

Yes need scope: It is the presence of reflux more than the symptoms that increase the risk of developing barrett's esophagus. Barrett's esophagus is associated with an increased risk of esophageal cancer and needs surveillance. So with symptoms like you have you should see a G.I. Doctor and have and egd upper-scoop. ...Read more

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Loss of voice due to tight choking feeling from anxiety?

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Loss of voice due to tight choking feeling from anxiety?

Anxiety: Possible, especially if panic attack, but voice should come back when attack subsides. ...Read more

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Is constant choking feeling acid reflux?

Is constant choking feeling acid reflux?

Reflux: Gastric reflux can result in the sensation of choking or shortness of breath or the sensation of "heart burn" if it is continuous it may be more severe. Life style changes like stopping smoking, stopping alcohol, stopping caffeine may help. I would suggest seeing your physician, you may need to have an egd - a scope to see what the problem is. ...Read more

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I've gastric pain and allergic to pantoprazole. I'll have symptomps of choking feeling and swollen eyes. What medicine suits me for gastric? Pls help!

I've gastric pain and allergic to pantoprazole. I'll have symptomps of choking feeling and swollen eyes. What medicine suits me for gastric? Pls help!

Antacids: Antacids/other over-the-counter medications would help temporarily, but you want to be seen by your internist / gastro enterologist to better assess your condition and prescribe the best treatment that would suit you given you are allergic to pantoprazole. ...Read more

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Mother sob for approx two years, heart cath was clear. New symptoms, sputum balls and choking feeling last eight months. Could this be aspergilluas?

Mother sob for approx two years, heart cath was clear. New symptoms, sputum balls and choking feeling last eight months. Could this be aspergilluas?

Could be, or: It could be chronic bronchiectasis. Have her get a bronchoscopy and send samples off for fungal culture as well as the usual tests. Is she exposed to mold in her home or workplace? Might have those checked out as well. ...Read more

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I quite often have a scary choking feeling when just about to nod off to sleep.?

I quite often have a scary choking feeling when just about to nod off to sleep.?

GERD: You can modify the diet, sleep on two + pillows, thicken feeds, avoid those foods that make you burp, take antacids even ppis or h2 blockers and/or see a GI specialist to r/o gastro-esophageal reflux disease (gerd)

p.S. How's your weight, post pregnancy? ...Read more

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I feel I have a mental disorder, but when I go to see a psychiatrist I get a choking feeling. What could I do to stop this.

I feel I have a mental disorder, but when I go to see a psychiatrist I get a choking feeling. What could I do to stop this.

Choking feeling: The feeling of choking is common to different illnesses. In panic disorder, a panic attack produces fear, shortness of breath, tachycardia, palpitations, sweating, dizziness, feeling of losing control, etc for minutes up to an hour. Choking feelings are seen in conditions as acid reflux disease, gerd, esophageal stenosis, heart attack, anaphylaxis, vocal cord disease, thyroid disease. ...Read more

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I have been having a choking feeling when I go to eat dinner. I basically prevents me from swallowing with out forcing myself to do so? What can be?

I have been having a choking feeling when I go to eat dinner. I basically prevents me from swallowing with out forcing myself to do so? What can be?

Dysphagia. See MD: Dysphagia: (difficulty swallowing) can be due to incoordination, as well as possible blockage. It matters if it is for solids and/or for liquids. It matters where the problem occurs, i.e. In the mouth, back of the throat, or lower. May be due to muscle problems, neurological problems, effects of stomach reflux, or tumors. Needs evaluation. See md; may need ent, neuro, gi, video esophagram. ...Read more

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After I eat I get pain in my diaphragm area and I get a slight choking feeling and feel like I have to take a deep breath doc says not GERD any idea?

Maybe hernia: Large hiatal hernias, also called paraesophageal hernias can cause symptoms like this. This is typically and most easily diagnosed with an upper GI contrast study. See your primary care provider to find out more. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Have chest & mid back pain with choking feeling. Just below sternum & r abdomen interm pain. Right groin throbs & r arm pit. Liver? Pancreas? Ct - neg

Have chest & mid back pain with choking feeling. Just below sternum & r abdomen interm pain. Right groin throbs & r arm pit. Liver? Pancreas? Ct - neg

You have: Multiple complains and without a good history and physical from a physician will be impossilbe to recommend. Few tips: chest pain with chocking feeling point toward gerd. The rt abominal intermittent pain point toward cholecystitis with colic pain presentation but can't r/o peptic ulcer disease. Right groin and rt arm pit pain no relation. Please, we u want us to help send more info. ...Read more

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After 22hrs of not eating, I keep feeling this choking sensation in my throat and my ears feel heavy. What is this?

Time to see Dr: It 'might' be tonsil or uvula enlargement, but cannot say via internet, and is a serious issue, so should be seen, likely at an urgent care as is holiday weekend, to be sure do not need sent to er or inpatient for care. ...Read more

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What are the causes of chronic laryngitis and choking sensation in throat.?

What are the causes of chronic laryngitis and choking sensation in throat.?

Most likely reflux: Most likely cause is acid reflux even if there is no heartburn. Only 1/3 of people with reflux have heartburn. Consider avoiding caffeine, alcohol, acidic or spicy foods, smoking, eating less than 4 hrs before sleep, sleeping with the the head higher than the heart, and antacids. Could also be throat tumor so consider ENT evaluation if symptoms present longer then 2-3 weeks. ...Read more

Choking Feeling (Definition)

Choking feeling = sensation that their is either obstruction or compression ...Read more