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Recently today every time I swallow after a few seconds or so I feel something going down my throat what is it?

Recently today every time I swallow after a few seconds or so I feel something going down my throat what is it?

Irritation: Well need better history. As long as you have not injured theatres or swallowed a foreign object. It may just be an irritation. See how it goes. See if it resolves ...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'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?

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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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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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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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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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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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?

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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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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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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Why does my throat gurgle at night when lying down?

Why does my throat gurgle at night when lying down?

Throat gurgling: Your throat "gurgles" when the airway partially obstructs during sleep; the lining of your throat may narrow and mucus flowing creates turbulent "gurgles". If you experience restless sleep or wake up tired frequently, you may not be resting well. ...Read more

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How to get a pill down your throat when it’s stuck?

How to get a pill down your throat when it’s stuck?

Drink it down: It depends where it is stuck. But most pills will pass down if stuck in esophagus by drinking water. But if it is stuck in the throat before it has to be swallowed then you can either swallow it down through the esophagus or simply cough it out and try it again, Most adults can swallow pills without any difficulty. ...Read more

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Is the back of your throat down your throat suppose to be smooth or is it normal for it to be some what bumpy?

Lymphoid tissue: It can be normal to have a bumpy appearance to the back of the throat in the area between the tonsils. This is lymphoid tissue, part of an area called waldeyer's ring, which includes the tonsils and adenoids. Prominent bumps may be caused by sinus or throat infection and allergy. If you have enlarged lymph nodes, fevers, night sweats, weight loss, or are just anxious about it, would see a doctor. ...Read more

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Can I get sick from the neti pot solution going down my throat?

Can I get sick from the neti pot solution going down my throat?

It is usually a: Saline solution - so it shouldn't harm you if you swallow some. ...Read more

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I can feel the snot going down my throat, how do I prevent this?

I can feel the snot going down my throat, how do I prevent this?

Stop the snot: I would start w/ antihistamine such as loratidine or even benedryl. Consider nasal saline rinse or netty pot. Stay hydrated - if persists/worsens, see your primary care provider as you may benefit from a nasal steroid or other such treatment. ...Read more

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Is pharyngtis suppose to hurt and swell your throat if so how long does it take for swelling to go down?

Depends: Pharyngitis can certainly be painful and cause swelling. The course/time of symptoms are related to the cause/pathogen that is responsible. An internet consultation is simply inadequate to answer such a question, and therefore an md consult is required. Good luck! ...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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My chest started hurting so much I felt the pain even in my throat. It hurts more when I move and less when I lay down. What is going on here?

Urgency: Any adult with new onset severe chest pain should seek emergent medical evaluation. That said, there are many areas within the chest that can generate chest pain. This can include, but not limited to esophageal spasm, reflux, aortic pathology, heart disease, etc... You really need a thorough history review and physical exam to direct the investigation to an accurate diagnosis. ...Read more