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Old 05-04-2006, 02:25 PM   #1
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feeling like something in throat

I have been recently been feeling this sensation of something in my throat. I had an endoscopy, (through the nose), abd a soft tissue ct scan of neck. All negative. Anyone kn ow what this could be or have similar sensation. Thanks to any replies

 
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Old 05-04-2006, 02:34 PM   #2
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Re: feeling like something in throat

I get this every September and I don't know why. It feels like you have a little piece of food stuck in your throat and if you could juuuussst drink enough water you could rinse it down.

I, too, had an endoscopy and nothing was found. I took antibiotics for about a week and the problem resolved. You might have some spring fever thing going on, where your throat is slightly swollen. Have you done anything lately that would have irritated your throat, like eaten a piece of crusty french bread that could have scratched?

 
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Old 05-04-2006, 07:33 PM   #3
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Re: feeling like something in throat

thanks for your reply and your description of "crusty french bread" really caused me to have a craving for a nice baguette. I don't remember iriitating it in any way though. I'm hoping that its allergies

 
Old 05-05-2006, 02:46 PM   #4
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A thyroid problem? I get this all the time and I have Hashimoto's. The endo told me my thyroid was "out of sorts" but I guess not bad enough to scan or FNA.
I either get a weird lump (often feels like it's vibrating or raw or something weird), or I feel like my throat is closed up, or like there's pressure on my throat...and often feel like my shirt is choking me but there's nothing there.

 
Old 05-07-2006, 04:24 PM   #5
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Re: feeling like something in throat

A persistant sensation of "lump in the throat" is the most common symptom of laryngeal reflux. This is a variant of acid reflux in which stomach acid rises up and OUT of your esophogous into your throat, damaging the larynx, which has no protection against acid. Laryngeal reflux, known as "LPR" almost never is accompanied by heartburn, (which characterizes the reflux condition known as GERD). Reasons are unclear.

In addition to causing a "lump in throat" sensation, other symptoms can possibly include chronic cough, chronic throat clearing, sinusitis-like stuffiness, and tooth enamel erosion. It is very possible to have just one symtpom or many.

Diagnosis is done by an Ear Nose and Throat Physician (otolaryngologist). The ENT will have you inhale a numbing spray and then insert a very thin wire with a tiny camera on the end up your nose and down your throat. The picture will come up on a monitor. If the larynx is red and swollen, you have LPR.

LPR is treated with 2 doses of a Proton-Pump Inhibitor daily. There are 4 prescription PPIs: Nexium, Prevacid, Aciphex and Protonix. The OTC PPI called Prilosec is typically not used for LPR patients, but it works better for GERD. The best PPI for LPR is Nexium, which has a different molecular form (it's an isomer) and is better metabolized by most patients. However, sometimes it's necessary to experiment with the PPIs to find the best treatment.

LPR typically is a lifelong (chronic) condition, which will require lifetime PPI dosing. It is possible to sometimes get it under control with medication and then go off of it, but it will almost always come back.

For more information, visit the GERD board, where there is lots of discussion on LPR.

 
Old 05-07-2006, 09:37 PM   #6
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i had and have this problem. i seen my doc and ent about it.. i looked into lpr but it turns out that it's my tonsils causing all the problems.. i also had tonsil stones, white things on my tonsils.. they weren't so bad before but now they're there all the time. what i have is chronic cryptic tonsilitis.. whatever that is. but anyway, just thought i'd throw that idea to the mix too. have you seen an ent or specialist about this? or just your own doc? i don't really know much about any of this.. so don't take my word for it at all lol..

 
Old 05-08-2006, 09:42 AM   #7
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i had and have this problem. i seen my doc and ent about it.. i looked into lpr but it turns out that it's my tonsils causing all the problems.. i also had tonsil stones, white things on my tonsils.. they weren't so bad before but now they're there all the time. what i have is chronic cryptic tonsilitis.. whatever that is.
This is what I had as well. It always felt something when I swallows. It made me gag and randomly vomit. I had tonsil stones, but I also had a constant infection.

I got my tonsils out a month ago. It was the worst pain anyone should have to experience. But, I am A-OK now and I feel great!

And I'm from Canada (I read in another thread that most docs are reluctent to preform this surgery on adults)

I went in to a ENT, I told him I had this problem for a while, but the last 4months have been unbarable.

He said "you can either tolerate it, or get your tonsils out.

I got the suckers removed.

 
Old 05-08-2006, 11:24 AM   #8
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ditto (almost) getting mine out next month.. scared to hell.. but i think it'll be better in the end. its been like this off and on for so damn long lol.
mega.. i don't exactly understand what it means to have cryptic tonsilitis.. i think i understand it as it being hidden or something? but is that in your throat? or.. that sounds like a dumb question to me but googling just gets me something about crypts and i still don't understand much better lol. just thought you might be able to explain since you've had it as well. i've luckily not vomitted with this, although, i just about do.. i gag just trying to breathe or yawn.. it's horrible.. coughing often results in lots of gagging too. every time i went in for this before seeing my ent, the doc would say "your throat looks red and infected here's some antibiotics".. i've been on about 3-4 different rounds of that crap with no result lol. i'm guessing that's all related to tonsilitis.

 
Old 05-08-2006, 04:49 PM   #9
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Chronic Crypic Tonsilitis, from what I was told) means you have holes in your tonsils. Because of this, food and bacteria and other grossness gets caught and it causes tonsil stones

The doc also told me that because i had such a bad infection, the antibiotics could't get into the crypts and it would either take a while for them to clear up, or I should just take them out.

 
Old 05-08-2006, 09:52 PM   #10
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so those holes i have aren't normal then? i know that i have some really really big holes in each tonsil.. then i've got about 3 or 4 smaller ones.. but still noticeable.. is that what's meant by it? when i had gone in once with a real horribly sore throat (felt like i had 2 huge balls in my throat.. couldn't swallow, eat, sleep, talk, etc...) i could run my tongue by the back which i assumed were my tonsils and i could feel huge bumps all over it.. the doc brushed it off though and gave me penicilin which didn't work.. lol.. the sore throat got better.. but it came back again.. went away..and again.. its been gone for a good few weeks now at least. i guess that's what caused it then.. ? now it all makes so much more sense.. isn't that sad i only figure that out now? i hate doctors!!

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