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I feel like there is something pushing against my throat. Especially with head down. Clear my throat often. Bad taste in my mouth. Any guesses why!?

I feel like there is something pushing against my throat. Especially with head down. Clear my throat often. Bad taste in my mouth. Any guesses why!?

Reflux: Globus sensation. (feeling of a lump in the throat) can be caused by many things. Acid reflux, irritation from throat clearing, post nasal drip are common causes. Rare causes include masses or tumors. If symptoms continue an otolaryngologist (ENT) should take a quick look to determine the cause. ...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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Does post nasal drip make it feel like there is something stuck in throat? Not near tonsils but further down my throat doesn't feel like mucus

Does post nasal drip make it feel like there is something stuck in throat? Not near tonsils but further down my throat doesn't feel like mucus

Yes: You can keep doing those nasal washes to clear your nasal passages and drain your congested sinuses, but if that doesn't work you need to see your doctor as you might an antibiotic for sinus infection ...Read more

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It feels like I have something stuck in my throat, what should I do? I was eating beef jerky yesterday and it went down the wrong way so I coughed and thought I got it out. I have eaten and drank since then but it feels like there is something still stuc

It feels like I have something stuck in my throat, what should I do? I was eating beef jerky yesterday and it went down the wrong way so I coughed and thought I got it out. I have eaten and drank since then but it feels like there is something still stuc

The: The feeling of a lump in the throat is called "globus." the most common cause of the feeling is inflammation. It can be stress induces and very infrequently from a mass (lymphnode, thyroid, etc.). I think in your case, it most likely due to trauma from the episode you descibed. Maybe that is exacerbated by underlying silent reflux of acid into the throat area. If it does not subside over the next few days, a visit to an otolaryngologist for an evaluation may be warranted. ...Read more

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I have been feeling like there is something stuck in my throat if I swallow hard it feels like it goes down cause shortnees of breath any ideas?

I have been feeling like there is something stuck in my throat if I swallow hard it feels like it goes down cause shortnees of breath any ideas?

You may b right.: A Gastroenterologist can remove it, or at least, have a look to see exactly what really IS going on. Make an appointment or go to ER if gets too uncomfortable or U get really short of breath. Take care ...Read more

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Why do I feel like I have a lump down my throat and having a hard time swallowing food?

Why do I feel like I have a lump down my throat and having a hard time swallowing food?

Dysphasia: Or difficulties swallowing should be investigated promptly. Please keep track of the type of the food that is causing more trouble, specifically solids/liquids, and if symptoms are progressive or not. Usual work up includes a Barium swallow and an upper endoscopy. ...Read more

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I'm not sick, and I have not been sick. But when I breathe in I feel a rattle deep down in my throat but nothing is there. See dr in week. Any ideas?

LGERD: Sometimes this symptom can be caused by laryngopharyngeal reflux of stomach acid (if so, usually the damage occurs when you're sleeping because you don't have gravity working for you). If you have any difficulty breathing - head to the ER. Hope that helps & that you feel better soon! ...Read more

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I've had my tonsils removed twice already but stones are still coming up from behind my tongue, down in my throat. My breath smells bad all the time.

See your doctor: If your tonsils have been removed, I would recommend a follow up visit with your physician or ENT to ensure all tonsilar tissue has been removed, and to check for any abnormalities of the throat and esophagus, such as a weak esophageal sphincter. The 'stones' could be food particles working their way back up due to problems with the muscles of your esophagus. ...Read more

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I was just wondering why does it sometime feel like things goes down wrong pipe in throat, but not really!?

I was just wondering why does it sometime feel like things goes down wrong pipe in throat, but not really!?

Throat: Many explanations including silent acid reflux or microaspiration where a small bit of saliva, fluid or food does go into the airpipe or trachea. See an ENT to check it out. ...Read more

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I have a strange feeling in my throat where I think all my food is not going down like it should. It feels like something is still there. Liquids no problem. What is happening?

I have a strange feeling in my throat where I think all my food is not going down like it should. It feels like something is still there. Liquids no problem. What is happening?

See your doctor: You need to see your doctor and possibly need to have a scope to make sure there is not a stricture or swelling, or a mass among other causes. ...Read more

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How come if I don't chew my food well, it seems like it get stuck in my throat? And takes a minute to go down?

How come if I don't chew my food well, it seems like it get stuck in my throat? And takes a minute to go down?

May be normal: If you are not chewing your food well, it is possible that it may get held up. If it still happens with chewing your food well, think of a narrowing, a hernia or an area in the tissue that forms a pouch. This can be sorted out with an esophagoscopy. ...Read more

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Maybe once every year I get this. My back is hurting and my throat feels like something's being scraped down it. It's way differant thanasorethroat! : (

Not believe this is: There are syndromes in medicine that repeats itself. However I don't believe that yours is. I can't give me a diagnosis as to what you have but this is something you can ask your physician or even have you see an infectious diseases specialist ...Read more

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I have this pain on the right side of my throat going down to my chest. It happened after I ate. Its been like this all day. It really hurts what isit?

I have this pain on the right side of my throat going down to my chest. It happened after I ate. Its been like this all day. It really hurts what isit?

See a doctor: Get yourself examined properly. The internet is not the place to be diagnosed and treated. Please go soon and have this attended to. Good luck. ...Read more

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Feeling of something stuck on right side under throat where chest meets throat been a whole week happened after cookie felt like went down wrong pipe?

Feeling of something stuck on right side under throat where chest meets throat been a whole week happened after cookie felt like went down wrong pipe?

Something is stuck: Or the feeling would have gone away after a week unless you are continuously eating crunchy things that could keep a scratch from healing. Try just a liquid non acid diet for a day or so, and if it persists you need to have someone look down there to see what it is. ...Read more

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Why do I get sore throats when going down on my girl?

Why do I get sore throats when going down on my girl?

Have yourself checkd: You can have a "regular" pharyngitis or you may have a more serious problem, like and std. Consult to your physician. He will recommend the apropriate test to find out what the problem is. Be honest and tell him what you did. Discussed this with your girlfriend and go together so she can check herself and both be treated in case of an std. Good luck. ...Read more

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Hi, I have a white stripe at the back of my throat going down, I'm not sure what it is.

Hi, I have a white stripe at the back of my throat going down, I'm not sure what it is.

White stripe throat: May be post nasal drip, from sinusitis or strep. Try zyrtec as may decrease nasal discharge and post nasal drip. Would follow up with doc and check fro strep if sinusitis may need treatment nasal irrigation with only sterile water or antibiotics. ...Read more

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My throat has been hurting for about 5 days and at first I thought it was a cold. It comes and goes but hurts more when I lie down. What can I do?

My throat has been hurting for about 5 days and at first I thought it was a cold. It comes and goes but hurts more when I lie down. What can I do?

Reflux: Reflux or GERD can cause a water brash like sore/scratchy throat aggravated by lying down and with certain foods and also cause increased burping and gas. If you have already gotten checked out for strep throat, reflux is a possibility. Another possibility is post nasal drip from seasonal allergies. ...Read more

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When I lie down on my back, it feels like something pressing on my throat, choking me. Feel front of throat, large hard knot. Ideas, cause?

See a doctor: Unclear by history, but depending on where the lump is, it may be an enlarged thyroid (if at bottom of neck). Could be any number of things, possibly concerning in light of size of mass and firmness, especially if you smoke. If your neck was fused, a pressure sensation in the throat is very common, and you could have some fibrosis / scarring (small price to pay for healthier spine). ...Read more

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Two days ago I was eating popcorn and it felt like something got stuck in my throat. I've been coughing and feeling like its hard to get good down. Why?

Two days ago I was eating popcorn and it felt like something got stuck in my throat. I've been coughing and feeling like its hard to get good down. Why?

Possibly: An abrasion at the laryngeal portion of the pharynx at the level of the epiglottis which creates the sensation of a foreign body in your throat along with coughing. If further down in the esophagus proper you wouldn't cough. See an otolaryngologist for confirmation. ...Read more

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I have what look like mucus stuck at the top of my throat behind that thing that dangles down?

I have what look like mucus stuck at the top of my throat behind that thing that dangles down?

Post nasal drip: That is where u would see mucous drip down from a post nasal drip. Take some warm tea with lemon and honey. It will probably remove the mucous and soothe your throat. ...Read more

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About a week ago I noticed a sensation as if food was caught going down my throat. It always goes away and is worse with large bites. What could this be?

Stricture: You have an injury or a scar called an esophageal stricture. Please go see your doctor about this. It should never be ignored. ...Read more

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Is it possible for something to go into your nose and then it ends up down your throat?

Is it possible for something to go into your nose and then it ends up down your throat?

Yes: Your nose & throat are all connected. Anything that you inhale in your nose can go down your throat. Just as anything that is in your throat can go up into your nose. This is why you often have a sore throat after having a stuffy nose. The mucus drains out the back of your nose down your throat, making it sore. ...Read more

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Swallowed wrong and had a throat spasm...Kinda felt like a marble trying to go down. Sound serious?

Swallowed wrong and had a throat spasm...Kinda felt like a marble trying to go down. Sound serious?

Swallowing: If the stuck food did not cause inability to speak, sudden shortness of breath, or inability to swallow your saliva you will recover. If there is any prolonged pain with swallowing you should see your doctor. ...Read more