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What would cause a constant feeling of something being stuck in your throat?

What would cause a constant feeling of something being stuck in your throat?

Reflux?: Many of my patients have this complaint. Acid reflux can come up to your throat and inflame the tissues of the voicebox(larynx) which are sensitive. This causes swelling and the sensation that something is always there. But other things as well, including cancer. If it persists i tell people to get into see an ENT to evaluate. ...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 would cause a constant feeling of something being stuck in your throat? It just stays at the back if my throat. It's scaring me.

What would cause a constant feeling of something being stuck in your throat? It just stays at the back if my throat.  It's scaring me.

Globus Pharyngis: I've heard it diagnosed as globus pharyngis or hystericus. It's a lump in the throat feeling w/o actual cause. It is usually anxiety, can be GERD or post-nasal drip. Here's a wonderful video that shows how to deal with it. Lovely British accent - helpful advise. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ys_fxSLIyzw Best wishes! ...Read more

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What are common causes of a feeling of something stuck in my throat?

What are common causes of a feeling of something stuck in my throat?

Throat Issue: It could be gerd, allergies, a foreign body like a fish bone or a mass or diverticulum. See an ENT doc for a definitive diagnosis. ...Read more

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What would cause a feeling of something stuck in throat, and or chest area?

What would cause a feeling of something stuck in throat, and or chest area?

Reflux: There are many things that can cause a globus sensation (something in throat). One common cause is reflux. You should definitely be evaluated by your physician to rule out other causes should your symptoms persist! ...Read more

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Can seat belt injury to throat cause a feeling of something stuck in my throat it showed up about 3 weeks after accident what could it be? Have had xr

Can seat belt injury to throat cause a feeling of something stuck in my throat it showed up about 3 weeks after accident what could it be? Have had xr

Seat belt throat inj: A plain xray may not show soft tissue or cartilage injury. You should see an otolaryngologist for a head and neck examination and a direct look at your vocal cords and surrounding area. Depending on what is seen, additional testing may (or may not) be needed. ...Read more

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Can chronic sinusitis cause feeling of something stuck in throat and bad breathe? And can it be viral?

Can chronic sinusitis cause feeling of something stuck in throat and bad breathe?  And can it be viral?

Yes: Yes, chronic sinusitis can cause bad breath and mucus - feeling like it is stuck or dripping into the back of your throat. If your symptoms are chronic, that is, having lasted for more than 3-4 weeks, it is less likely to be viral and more likely to be there because of a bacterial or fungal infection. Also underlying allergies are often a contributing factor to the development of sinusitis. ...Read more

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Can GERD cause tightness at the bottom of your throat? Can it also cause the feeling of something stuck at the bottom of your throat?

Can GERD cause tightness at the bottom of your throat? Can it also cause the feeling of something stuck at the bottom of your throat?

Maybe not just GERD: Further evaluation is key to determining if your symptoms are reflux-related or not. Also, if reflux, is it acid or non-acid material that is involved? Sometimes, pulmonary, ent, or dental issues are at play, ; sometimes dysmotility or gastroparesis is the issue. Are you sure your acid blocker dose is sufficient ; that you have been compliant with behavior ; diet restrictions to minimize gerd? ...Read more

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What could cause feeling of something stuck in throat with out any other symptoms? Be like this 3 months clear CT scan

What could cause feeling of something stuck in throat with out any other symptoms?  Be like this 3 months clear CT scan

Reflux: May likely reflux. Have an ear nose and throat doctor. They can look at the throat to make sure it is nothing else. Do you smoke? Do you have heartburn? These are some of the questions the ENT is going to ask you. Good luck! ...Read more

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If I have "silent reflux" will it cause difficulty swallowing and the feeling of something stuck in my throat for several weeks?

If I have "silent reflux" will it cause difficulty swallowing and the feeling of something stuck in my throat for several weeks?

Dysphagia and globus: Acid reflux can be tricky. You have described two distinct possibly related symptoms that CAN be due to reflux. Some other might be throat clearing, cough, or hoarseness. I recommend you get "scoped" either by ENT or GI, preferably that includes esophagoscopy. An alternative test is "barium swallow" series of video x-rays to rule out other possible causes. A full eval usually includes both. ...Read more

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Why do tonsil stones cause feeling of something stuck deep in throat/throat tightness?

Why do tonsil stones cause feeling of something stuck deep in throat/throat tightness?

Stuck: Because something is stuck deep in the throat. See ENT doc to consider tonsillectormy. ...Read more

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Feeling of something stuck in throat? Polyp in maxillary sinus and thickening of septum and turbinates? Could these things cause feelin in throat?

Throat discomfort: You probably have a post nasal drip caused by your sinuses. The post nasal drip can cause discomfort in your throat. However, the polyp speaks for a long standing problem and you may havenasal allergies. Speak to your doctor for a referral to an allergist. ...Read more

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Can post nasal drip cause constant feeling of something stuck in throat for 3 months? Goes away when i eat and for a min after brushing nack of tounge

Can post nasal drip cause constant feeling of something stuck in throat for 3 months? Goes away when i eat and for a min after brushing nack of tounge

Possible, see more: The feeling of "post nasal drip" associated with the feeling of something in the throat (often call "globus symptom") may be due to excessive mucous production such as with a cold or allergies however it is often that the mucous accumulates in the throat because it does not pass through the esophagus to your stomach smoothly. This is the case in patients with esophageal reflux due to esophageal spasm. Other reasons for swallowing disorder are strictures, tumor, achalasia, diverticulum, or altered anatomy. You may need to see doctor to evaluate this problem. ...Read more

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What can cause feeling of something stuck in throat goes away for a min when i brush the back of my tounge or eat? Clean CT scan been this way 3 month

What can cause feeling of something stuck in throat goes away for a min when i brush the back of my tounge or eat? Clean CT scan been this way 3 month

Many possibilities: That symptom is very common and could be associated with many things. It appears that you don't have an enlarged thyroid gland or other mass because of the ct, making cancer unlikely. It can be related to acid reflux(gerd) and laryngopharyngeal reflux(lpr). Some people require mo's of twice daily reflux meds to help. Another issue can be muscle tension dysphonia, so see an ent/laryngologist. ...Read more

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Can sinus infection cause feeling of something stuck in throat for 3 months? No other symp besides enlarged salivary gland or node. Cancer? Clear ct

Can sinus infection cause feeling of something stuck in throat for 3 months? No other symp besides enlarged salivary gland or node. Cancer? Clear ct

You need to see a : Specialist physician. Problem has gone on too long. Please see an otolaryngologist (ENT) for a complete history and physical. Bring your old records and any test results/images. I suspect they will inspect your throat with a special scope. Depending on prior workup, additional sinus or neck imaging may be useful. ...Read more

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Feeling something stuck in my throat one sided. it also feels dry. it comes and goes but ive had it for a while now. causes?

Feeling something stuck in my throat one sided. it also feels dry. it comes and goes but ive had it for a while now. causes?

Salivary gland/diver: the sensation of something "stuck" in the throat could be secondary to an enlarged salivary gland (associated with dry mouth) secondary to a little stone in the salivary gland duct. Other possibility could be a small diverticulum (a little sac or pouch) on the side of esophagus(the food pipe that goes from the mouth to the stomach). Acid reflux can irritate the upper esophagus also. ...Read more

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What can cause a "sticky" throat feeling?

What can cause a "sticky" throat feeling?

Sticky throat: May be related to sleeping with an open mouth, medications that dry mucous membranes, illness or dehydration. ...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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What causes a lump feeling in your throat ?

What causes a lump feeling in your throat ?

Many possible causes: This is a symptom with many possible causes: 1. there is some anatomic/disease issue causing the sensation.an office procedure with a flexible scope will visualize it. 2. a cognition found with general anxiety [globus hystericus] 3. i had a patient with Barrett's esophagitis that also complained of a sensation of a lump in his throat. ...Read more

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I'm feeling pain in chest to my throat i don't want causes it.

I'm feeling pain in chest to my throat i don't want causes it.

Variable: Sounds potentially GI in nature or musculoskeletal . Please consult with your physician as there are many causes for chest pain...Some much more serious than others. ...Read more