It Feels Like Something Is Stuck in My Throat

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:

Remedies and Treatments

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.

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