What can be causing swallowing difficulties/throat tightness?

See an ENT. This warrants a consult with an ear nose and throat specialist to establish the cause of your problems.

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Can excess swallowing cause throat tightness or trouble breathing?

No. Excess swallowing should not cause these symptoms. Talk with primary doctor about your complaints to determine if something else is causing these symptoms (i.e. asthma, acid reflux, etc.). Read more...

Scheduled to have an EGD done next month. Have had swallowing issues and throat tightness for couple years. Will this help diagnose problem? Worried.

EGD. Swallowing problems sometimes referred to as dysphagia have a number of potential causes. By having an EGD a number of issues can be addressed. Often providers will also perform other tests such as a barium swallow or cine-esophagram to further evaluate a patients symptoms. Often dysphagia is evaluated and treated across specialties such as GI medicine, General surgery and ENTs. Read more...

Throat tightness, can't swallow without drink?

Dry Mouth. Moisture is necessary to swallow. A dry mouth will result in difficulty swallowing. Many reasons the mouth can be dry: age, medications, disease, habits like tobacco & alcohol. Read more...

I have throat tightness which is making ti really hard to swallow. What should I do?

See your doctor now! Symptoms like these have to be evaluated in real-time by your physician. He/she has access to your examination, laboratrory data and many other diagnostic tests to get to the bottom of what's going on and offer you help. Read more...

Constant throat tightness, swallowing issues, & feeling airways are blocked for years. Getting worse. Will my Upper GI figure out what's wrong? Scared.

May show LERD. Exposure of vocal cords to stomach acid & pepsin will result in inflammation of vocal cords (as is also often seen with acid regurgitation) = lerd. Acute laryngitis may result, but watch out for chronic hoarseness, throat clearing, airway spasms, cough, bronchitis, asthma-type presentation, & even a higher risk of throat cancer. UGI may also reveal other issues--an okay first step in your work-up. Read more...

Every day occasional clicking in the mid-throat region when swallowing (no dysphagia) w/ mild throat tightness is due most likely to what?

Possible inflammatio. the clicking may be secondary to the hyoid or thyroid cartlidge e and a mild inflammation but due to the history of smoking a thorough exam with scope and or x-rays is indicated. Read more...

Am having upper Endoscopy a week from today. Am very nervous. For trouble swallowing/throat tightness/food coming back up. What can I expect?

Not to worry. You will be lightly sedated. You probably will not remember the test afterwards. I have been in practice near 40 years and not once have I had anyone complain about ANYTHING with an upper endoscopy. Just relax, pray during procedure, and look forward to finding out what (if anything) is wrong with you. True, some other procedures are a lot more difficult and uncomfortable. You will do fine. Read more...