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Why do I feel like something is stuck in my throat?

Why do I feel like something is stuck in my throat?

Globus feeling: Hello, the sensation that you may be feeling could be coming from a condition called globus pharyngitis. This is usually caused by a reflux of juices from your stomach up through your esophagus into the area around your vocal cords. This irritation occurs over a long time. See your ENT doctor where he/she will perform an endoscopy to confirm the cause of your symptoms. Good luck. ...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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I want to know why do I feel like something is stuck in my throat?

I want to know why do I feel like something is stuck in my throat?

LPR: Laryngopharygeal reflux is when a small amount of acid comes up into the throat and irritates it. It is a common cause of dry tickle cough, chronic sore throat, lump in the the throat, post nasal drip, phlegm in the throat, and throat clearing. It is also a contributing factor to ear eustachian tube and sinus problems. It responds well to proton pump inhibitor Rx. Discuss with your ENT. ...Read more

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Why do I do I feel like somethings sitting in my throat?

Why do I do I feel like somethings sitting in my throat?

Many possibilities: This symptom can't be assessed easily this way. You should see an ENT if it persists. ...Read more

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I want to know why do I feel like I have something in my throat and when I try to burp something want to go up my throat but cannot get out?

I want to know why do I feel like I have something in my throat and when I try to burp something want to go up my throat but cannot get out?

Hard to say: When a person feels like something is in the throat but they are able to swallow normal size portions of food it's not likely anything is actually blocking or sitting in the esophagus (food tube). Sometimes gastro-esophageal reflux can cause stomach contents to "go backward" up the esophagus and even reach the throat. Should the above symptoms persist see a physician. For Reflux info:bit. Ly/ZquHBK ...Read more

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Barium xray neg for reflux so why do I feel like I still have something stuck in my throat like pnd?

Barium xray neg for reflux so why do I feel like I still have something stuck in my throat like pnd?

Throat: Still could be silent acid reflux, less likely dehydration or thyroid enlargement. Drink lots of water, see if you can relate anything you eat to the symptom and consider trying an OTC reflux med. Best to have an ENT look down your throat. ...Read more

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I feel like something is in my throat that makes me gag and cough constantly. I sigh really hard to make sure it's nothing all the time. HELP!! ?

I feel like something is in my throat that makes me gag and cough constantly. I sigh really hard to make sure it's nothing all the time. HELP!! ?

Several; things: You could have allergies causing post nasal drip, you could have enlarged tonsils. Among other things if you are smoking you must stop. Another problem might be anxiety and/or sleep apnea. I would suggest that you see your family physician to help you out. ...Read more

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Why do it feel like something is in my throat like it choaking me?

Why do it feel like something is in my throat like it choaking me?

Drainage?: Do you have allergies? That continuous drainage in the back of your throat could be the problem. When does it happen the most? These are some questions that you need to answer to a physician so they could evaluate this for you. ...Read more

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I have slight burning in my throat and chest and feel like something is in my throat. I spit a small amount of blood. Can grieving be related?

I have slight burning in my throat and chest and feel like something is in my throat. I spit a small amount of blood. Can grieving be related?

Throat sore: Sounds more like an infection-viral or bacterial. Other than severe grieving, making you depressed where you do not eat and care for yourself physically, making you immune system low, would NOT cause an infection in your throat. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What to do if I'm feeling like something is in my throat?

What to do if I'm feeling like something is in my throat?

Globus feeling: Hello, the sensation that you may be feeling could be coming from a condition called globus pharyngitis. This is usually caused by a reflux of juices from your stomach up through your esophagus into the area around your vocal cords. This irritation occurs over a long time. See your ENT doctor where he/she will perform an endoscopy to confirm the cause of your symptoms. Good luck. ...Read more

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What to do if I am feeling like something is in my throat?

What to do if I am feeling like something is in my throat?

See MD: You should have an examination by your physician and if necessary an ENT phtsician. ...Read more

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I have a nonproductive cough that strangles me and makes me gag. When I bend over feels like something is in my throat and makes the cough worst

I have a nonproductive cough that strangles me and makes me gag. When I bend over feels like something is in my throat and makes the cough worst

Go to the Doctor: If your question does not define the exact absolute obvious need to get medical care I do not know what would. Please put the smart phone away and get to your physician urgently. ...Read more

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I have had a tickle in my throat for about a week I have a dry cough with no mucus and it feels like something is in my throat down low near my collar?

I have had a tickle in my throat for about a week I have a dry cough with no mucus and it feels like something is in my throat down low near my collar?

Sore throat: Likely the "cold" and scratchy throat resulted in a little irritation to the upper airway - the trachea. That, combined, with some lymph. Ode swelling secondary to the "cold, " (check the area under your jaw line) can result in the feeling of a "lump" in the throat. If it doesn't clear soon, consult an ENT specialist. ...Read more

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Feels like something is in my throat after vomiting, feels like its hard to swallow?

Feels like something is in my throat after vomiting, feels like its hard to swallow?

Irritation: The most likely explanation is irritation from the acidic contents of the stomach. The sensation of something stuck in the throat is commonly due to irritation/inflammation of delicate tissue around the glottis. However, the act of vomiting is violent and potentially can result in tearing of the esophagus, which causes severe chest discomfort and infection. Follow instincts, see doc if worried ...Read more

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I think I have swallowed my nti mouth guard. It feels like something is in my throat but there is no pain and I am breathing ok. What should I do?

I think I have swallowed my nti mouth guard. It feels like something is in my throat but there is no pain and I am breathing ok. What should I do?

NTI swallowed?: Contact your dentist immediately. If you were my patient I would advise you to get an immediate consult with your own physician or ER of Hospital. He\she will decide whether or not to get some imaging to determine where it is located, and to ensure that it will pass without any complications. They usually recommend a high fiber bulk diet and daily monitoring of your feces. ...Read more

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I am experiencing brown color vomiting. Ear hurting. Feels like something is in my throat?

I am experiencing brown color vomiting. Ear hurting. Feels like something is in my throat?

Please see your: Doctor or go to the emergency room. Brown color vomiting could be from something you ate, or a throat infection, but could also be from bleeding. To be properly diagnosed and treated, you need to get medical attention. ...Read more

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I feel like something is stuck in my throat all the time. Hard to chew?

I feel like something is stuck in my throat all the time. Hard to chew?

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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I feel like something is stuck in my throat, I swallow and swallow but it won't go away.?

I feel like something is stuck in my throat, I swallow and swallow but it won't go away.?

May be reflux: Globus sensation or the feeling that something is stuck in your throat can be due to swelling in the area at the beginning of your esophagus. The most likely cause is reflux but there are other causes. It is important to get evaluated to ensure that you are not missing anything dangerous (mass in the throat). ...Read more

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I had acdf surgery 4 months ago and sometimes when I'm sitting I feel like something is stuck in my throat. Is this expected?

I had acdf surgery 4 months ago and sometimes when I'm sitting I feel like something is stuck in my throat. Is this expected?

Neck surgery: This is fairly common. Scarring and cut nerves to the throat can cause this sensation. Get checked by doctor who did surgery or/anf ent. ...Read more

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I feel like something is stuck in my throat for the past few days, should I worry about something serious like cancer? Or wait & c if goes away?

I feel like something is stuck in my throat for the past few days, should I worry about something serious like cancer? Or wait & c if goes away?

Unusual: It is unusual for someone that is 25 years old with no medical problems to have throat cancer. You also do not have risk factors such as smoking or alcohol use? If it does not go away and is bothersome, you should check with your doctor. There are other conditions that could lead to the sensation that you describe. ...Read more

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Past 4 days now I feel like something is stuck in my throat. It is very uncomfortable and at times I feel like it's choking me. What could it be?

Past 4 days now I feel like something is stuck in my throat. It is very uncomfortable and at times I feel like it's choking me. What could it be?

Can be many thing: An obstruction from a tonsil, lymphnode, thyroid, etc. It could be food getting stuck in am out pouching called a diverticulum, and so on. A visit to an ENT dr would be helpful and he could look with a fiberoptic scope. ...Read more

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I had a bad bout of acid reflux a night and a half ago and ever since I feel like something is stuck in my throat. And swallowing discomfort.

I had a bad bout of acid reflux a night and a half ago and ever since I feel like something is stuck in my throat. And swallowing discomfort.

Burn: The esophagus and pharynx (throat) can experience a chemical burn resulting in swelling, pain and globus (lump) sensation. Increase water intake, temporary H2 blocker, dietary modification (avoid fatty, spicy, caffeinated foods) and time. If symptoms persist, see an otolaryngologist for pharynx evaluation. ...Read more

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Doc I had a subway sandwich the day before now I feel like something is stuck in my throat! Please help what could it be? I don't feel burning

Doc I had a subway sandwich the day before now I feel like something is stuck in my throat! Please help what could it be? I don't feel burning

No worries: Globus pharyngeus is the sensation of something stuck in your throat. It isn't likely that you still have something stuck, but irritation from food going down in a rough way can cause globus. If you have good insurance, it's reasonable to see an ENT or GI doc now- otherwise wait and it will likely go away in a couple of days. I would take Prilosec /etc for a few days too, as reflux can contribute. ...Read more

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I feel like something is stuck in my throat I keep burping and im already on 40mg prilosec.

I feel like something is stuck in my throat I keep burping and im already on 40mg prilosec.

GERD: Sound like having severe reflux, you might be having aerophagia that is swallowing air, that usually happens with anxiety, Is that a possibility with you? . You can also try a H2 blocker like zantac (ranitidine) or Pepcid at night in addition to Prilosec in the morning, if you still have the problem see a Gastroenterologist for endoscopy and PH monitoring studies that might shed more light into your problem. ...Read more