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Dr. Paul Grin
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Feeling as if something is stuck in throat?

Feeling as if something is stuck in throat?

Dysphagia?: Many people experience this feeling right behind their tongue or tonsils. If you can swallow it may not be a concern. However if it's dysphagia (you cannot swallow) medical attention is required. See you gp for physical examination and final diagnosis, treatments may vary. ...Read more

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Dr. Aaron Milstone
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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


Dr. PHILLIP KIM
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For a few days now it feels as if something is stuck in my throat, also feels like its swollen could you possibly help me?

For a few days now it feels as if something is stuck in my throat, also feels like its swollen could you possibly help me?

Pharyngitis? : Sounds like an acute throat pain. But to get a clear answer, have someone take a look. If you do have high fevers, you want to make sure you don't have strep throat or mono as these can cause increase swelling to the throat glands. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Dr. Aaron Milstone
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Dr. Charles Cattano
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Hello, I'm having a strange feeling in my upper stomach and bottom of my throat, it feels as if something is stuck in my stomach.

Hello, I'm having a strange feeling in my upper stomach and bottom of my throat, it feels as if something is stuck in my stomach.

Sure, see GI doctor: Difficulty swallowing ("dysphagia") as described is a "transit" problem (difficulty moving food down the esophagus) due to "spasm", gerd (due to sphincter problems), obstructive (webs, rings, strictures, ulcer, tumor), achalasia, eosinophilic esophagitis, localized inflammation (ulcer of any cause), gastroparesis, more. Best to see your gastroenterologist for evaluation & treatment options please ...Read more

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Dr. Tarik Hadid
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Does a feeling something is stuck in your throat right behind tounge on right side always mean oral cancer?I kno this could a symptom but also anxiety

Does a feeling something is stuck in your throat right behind tounge on right side always mean oral cancer?I kno this could a symptom but also anxiety

Unlikely: Often times no, particularly at age of 21. However, you need a good examination and possible endoscopy to rule out that unlikely possibility and establish a diagnosis. ...Read more

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Dr. Aaron Milstone
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Dr. Paul Sucgang
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Hello! I have had recurrent sore throat for the past year, and the occasional feeling as if something is stuck in my throat (this comes and goes depending on how stressed I am and how much I smoke during the time) I have smoked from 16-17, quite for a yea

Hello! I have had recurrent sore throat for the past year, and the occasional feeling as if something is stuck in my throat (this comes and goes depending on how stressed I am and how much I smoke during the time) I have smoked from 16-17, quite for a yea

You need a scope.: A recurrent sore throat is not uncommon. If you have more than 6 infections in 1 year it is recommended to remove your tonsils. Feeling that something is stuck in your throat is uncommon and especially with your history of smoking my suggestion would be to visit and ENT (Ear Nose and Throat) doctor for a look at the back of your throat. I would also suggest to quit smoking. ...Read more

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Dr. Lynne Weixel
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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.

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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Dr. Michael Sparacino
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When slumping feeling something is stuck in throat?

See your doctor: These are symptoms that require a thorough evaluation by your doctor. Only after obtaining this informstion, can he/she adequately diagnose and treat you. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Please tell me, could a cold make you feel like you have something stuck in your throat?

That is possible.: Irritation to delicate throat tissues could cause that sensation. Dry, thickened mucus clinging to the throat can also. ...Read more

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Dr. Farhad Sigari
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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

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Dr. Jarrod Kaufman
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My left side of throat is hurtin it goes and comes but feels like something is stuck in the side of my throat what is it ..

My left side of throat is hurtin it goes and comes but feels like something is stuck in the side of my throat what is it ..

Tonsilar lesion: Hard to say are you a smoker? How long has it been there? Any other associated symptoms? You should be evaluated by a ENT physician they can better determine if it needs to be treated or biopsied. ...Read more

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