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- Dizziness and Nausea
Do you feel like something is stuck in your throat? Many people experience this feeling right behind their tongue or tonsils. This feeling may vary from mild to severe and occur on and off, while others may persistently experience these symptoms. This sensation may also be associated with other symptoms, such as pain or pressure in the chest, drooling, hoarseness, loss of appetite, or weight loss.
Any area in the throat may be affected. If you experience occasional difficulties swallowing, it may not be a concern. However, persistent difficulties may require medical attention. There are two main causes for difficult swallowing, which is medically referred to as dysphagia.
1. Something is blocking your throat or esophagus.
This condition may be associated with the following common causes:
2. The muscles and nerves in the throat and esophagus are not working right.
This can happen in people who:
Depending on the doctor's physical examination and final diagnosis, treatments may vary:
Early detection and effective treatment of the underlying cause behind this symptom can lower your risk of developing dysphagia. Contact your doctor if your symptoms persist for more than one week. Furthermore, if you experience a sudden difficulty breathing call emergency medical services immediately as it might be life threatening.
Hi, I also feel something stuck in my throat. I have a friend who had similar experience (albeit more severe one as she had a near choke situation a couple of times). She went through a lot of hassles and many hospital visits only to finally have it successfully diagnosed as thyroid problem. I am very worried about myself.
Thanks for this article and your comments. What happens to me is that sense that feels like something stuck in throat, not the difficulty with the act of the swallowing of real food. So it is more like there is a lump or some sort occupying a space inside. In my case, I am also pretty sure that it is not allergy.
Me too. It feels like something in throat for several days. I know this experience is not unique; at least I had the same experience before. It is irritating, and it comes and goes. However, I don’t know what the deep cause is.
It feels like food stuck in my throat. My doctor told me that it could be a case of dysphagia, medical term used to describe difficulty in swallowing.
Hi, I wonder if anybody here shares the same experience as me. It feels like something stuck in throat for days. I first noticed this last month. At first I thought it was some food leftover from lunch which refused to push itself down the esophagus. I washed it down with 2 glasses of water and that first attempt seemed to have cleared it. But in the evening the same day, that discomfort came back again. This time, I could sense that it is some slimy stuff and through coughing, and later with the help of a pair of tweezers, I managed to clear some off. But there never seem to be enough time, or simply there are too much of this mucus like substance in the throat, to completely get rid of them. So my next best option is to ring up ENT and they fix me an appointment which is 3 months later. One funny thing is that a day or two later, there was no trace of leftover food or mucus no matter how hard I look. In the meantime, I hope to find out more what this incident is all about.
This article describes the most common causes of this feeling. But I don’t know what may cause my feeling. Should I see a doctor?
Hi, just want to share my experience also about kinda theres something stuck in my throat, I can feel it every before or after 25th of the month. I tried to search about laryxngitis, pharyxngitis but I dont have those lists of syntoms, Its not difficult for to swallow but its kinda moving or transferring along the line and its bothering me... please advice. thanks