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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 would cause a constant feeling of something in my throat? I can feel it moving and eating solid foods makes it worse.

What would cause a constant feeling of something in my throat?  I can feel it moving and eating solid foods makes it worse.

See ENT: The sensation of feeling like something stuck in the throat is concerning, because it could be a serious problem. You should see ENT for the swallowing tests, endoscopy, and ENT evaluation. Do not procrastinate, get a referral ASAP. ...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 could cause a constant feeling of fullness+slight pressure 1in to right of adams apple for longer than 3 months? Strep throat test negative. Ty!

What could cause a constant feeling of fullness+slight pressure 1in to right of adams apple for longer than 3 months? Strep throat test negative. Ty!

Neck fullness: Fullness and pressure in the neck/ throat can be from an external factor an enlarged lymph node or cyst pushing on a neck structure, or from thickened secretions accumulating at the level of the adam's apple/voice box. See an ear nose and throat specialist for a thorough head and neck exam, including a direct look at the voice box. ...Read more

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Constantly feels like i have a thin waxy film in my mouth and a feeling of something in my throat! Cause?

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Constantly feels like i have a thin waxy film in my mouth and a feeling of something in my throat! Cause?

Anxiety: symptoms are not a sign of illness, they are the mind's ability to produce the "flight or fight" response which gives rise to many physiological changes include nausea, sob, insomnia, dry mouth, aphasia, tremor and sweating. Depending on the cause of your anxiety symptoms, your health care provider can adjust your medication. ...Read more

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What can cause throat clearing and constant mucus feeling in throat?

What can cause throat clearing and constant mucus feeling in throat?

Stuff going up/down: Upper respiratory issues (sinusitis, allergies) causing mucus drainage down the throat or acid reflux up the throat can commonly result in those symptoms. Acid reflux or "silent reflux" commonly causes throat clearing, sensation of something stuck in throat, voice changes, post-nasal drip or phlegm in throat, and cough. Stay hydrated and see your doc! ...Read more

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Constant feeling in my throat Raspy voice . What are the causes of slightly hoarse voice ?Throat fullness ?

R/O TONSILITIS: LATYNGITIS and recurrent sore throats can cause tonsillitis . You need to be examined and have a throat culture. If that is negative then blood work needs to be done to evaluate for other issues, especially H. pylori. It is the ulcer causing bacteria that can cause halitosis//Gerd as well as laryngitis.. Make sure to brush and floss teeth 3x/dy. Also use a specially designed tongue scraper ...Read more

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I've been getting a fluttering feeling in the base of my throat and chest that causes me to cough and takes my breath away on and off now constantly.

I've been getting a fluttering feeling in the base of my throat and chest that causes me to cough and takes my breath away on and off now constantly.

See your doctor: You may have asthma, bronchitis or any number of lung conditions. Your doctor may need to order a chest xray or do a spirometry to measure your lung capacity. She will also see if you have reflux causing all the discomfort. She will advise you to stop smoking. Now is a good time to find a smoking cessation program. There are patches, gum, will power and e cigarettes for patients who need help. ...Read more