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Old 06-22-2011, 03:01 PM   #1
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Trouble swallowing muscles/mucus in throat

As of about a month ago I have this sensation that I have a thick mucus in the back of my throat. I can't cough it up or swallow it away. It's there and then it's gone. I also have been having trouble w/swallowing a couple of times a day. It's like my muscles aren't contracting or something and then all the sudden I will swallow. It really freaks me out which just makes things worse. I had my esophagus dialated about a month ago so I feel like this is related. I'm not getting food caught or anything like that-it even happens when i'm just swallowing my saliva.
I would appreciate any ideas/help.
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Old 07-18-2011, 02:09 PM   #2
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Re: Trouble swallowing muscles/mucus in throat

It may be post-nasal drip.... i recommend a Neti pot. This will help clear out the mucus.....
You can get a Neti-pot at most drugstores.... follow the instructions.

 
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Old 10-03-2011, 02:13 PM   #3
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Re: Trouble swallowing muscles/mucus in throat

Have you thought that you might have acid reflux?

 
Old 10-03-2011, 11:25 PM   #4
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Re: Trouble swallowing muscles/mucus in throat

Hi I also had the exact same problem six months ago so I went to my family doctor who referred me to hospital as urgent as I have other long term conditions.
I had an endoscopy which discovered a few calcium deposits in the gall bladder,nothing too serious, and some acid re flux which has ruined my teeth.
They also gave me a barium swallow which revealed that my muscles were not moving correctly in order to swallow as normal,this is because of a thyroid and goyter surgery back in 1996 and also my fibromyalgia.
So I've been referred to a dietician given lansoprazoie tablets for the acid and have to eat soft or blended food.
I would advise a visit to the doctor as you may have ENT problems that are not the same as me but still needs investigating,try not to worry it could be a nasal problem as the previous member suggested,you need diagnosing properly.
Hope I've helped
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Old 10-06-2011, 04:39 PM   #5
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Re: Trouble swallowing muscles/mucus in throat

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had an endoscopy which discovered a few calcium deposits in the gall bladder,nothing too serious, and some acid re flux which has ruined my teeth.
An endoscopy cannot reach the gallbladder. Did u mean some other test?

 
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An endoscopy cannot reach the gallbladder. Did u mean some other test?
hi no it was definitely an endoscopy and then a barium swallow followed with an ultrasound scan
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