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What could cause food particles to get stuck in my throat near my airway. Every-time I eat?

What could cause food particles to get stuck in my throat near my airway. Every-time I eat?

?Stricture: One possibility is an esophageal stricture. Esophageal stricture is a narrowing or tightening of the esophagus that causes swallowing difficulties. Make sure you follow-up with your GI dr. as I see you had an endoscopy already. A video swallowing study may be very helpful, which assesses your ability to swallow different food substances and liquids, and may help pinpoint where and why. Best wishes ...Read more

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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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Difficulty swallowing pills they get stuck in throat need to get food after swallow them to get them down what could be cause? I have hypo thyroid.

Difficulty swallowing pills they get stuck in throat need to get food after swallow them to get them down what could be cause? I have hypo thyroid.

Dysphagia: Dysphagia is distinguished as "transfer dysphagia" (problem moving food from mouth to top of esophagus) versus "transit dysphagia" (problem getting food down esophagus ; into stomach). Motility disorders, strictures, ulceration (pill-associated, viral), tumors, eosinophilic esophagitis, spasms, etc must all be ruled out. ...Read more

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Can swollen lymph nodes in your neck cause food to get stuck in your throat?

Can swollen lymph nodes in your neck cause food to get stuck in your throat?

Probably not: But it can feel like it w/ globus pharyngis. Slowly drink tepid water to show that a passage is clear. A likely reason is anxiety which psychotherapy may help. For DIY relief, gently warm your throat w/ a cloth - then w/ posture straight, stretch neck back till looking up. Do slow tilting/rolling of head and gently massage the tightened muscles on neck sides lengthwise till they relax. Best ...Read more

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When my boyfriend tries to swallow food it feels like his throat is closing, he needs water to get the food down. What could cause this? Thanks!

When my boyfriend tries to swallow food it feels like his throat is closing, he needs water to get the food down. What could cause this? Thanks!

Dysphagia : There could be simple reasons like not drinking enough water to keep mucus thin for swallowing, but other issues are possible. It could be related to acid reflux, neurologic swallowing dysfunction, esophageal stricture, zenker's diverticulum, and other issues. See an ENT doctor. ...Read more

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Can a thyroid cyst, thyroiditis or goiter cause food or pills to get stuck in the throat?

Can a thyroid cyst, thyroiditis or goiter cause food or pills to get stuck in the throat?

Goiter - yes: Due to the size of a thyroid goiter, it can compress the esophagus. This can increase the chance of causing pills and food to become stuck. A simple thyroid cyst or classic thyroiditis should not cause this symptom. ...Read more

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4 weeks and can't eat solids. Food get stuck in throat. Feels like there's something there all he time. Food feels stuck in front of throat. Wctb?

4 weeks and can't eat solids.  Food get stuck in throat.  Feels like there's something there all he time. Food feels stuck in front of throat. Wctb?

Dysphagia: Sounds like you had or have scheduled a barium swallow. That's a great first step for this problem. If that doesn't provide an answer, get a referral to ENT for 'laryngoscopy' of throat and possibly 'esophagoscopy' of food passage. Really can't say what is causing this common symptom without taking a look. ...Read more

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Does eating burnt food cause sore throats?

If you eat food: That now has rough, dry edges due to being burned it can scratch the mucosa in the throat. Eating food that is too hot can also burn tissue and cause pain. ...Read more

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What can cause gurgling and stuck food in throat feeling when trying to eat?

What can cause gurgling and stuck food in throat feeling when trying to eat?

Slow down eating: Try slowing down your eating. Eat smaller bites and chew more thoroughly. If the stuck feeling persists see your doctor. A gurgling sound while eating is common. ...Read more

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