Food Stuck In Throat

A feeling of food stuck in the throat can occur due to gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) and globus pharyngeus. It is a form of acid reflux where the stomach content flows back to the esophagus and causes a cough or a feeling of food stuck in the throat. Globus pharyngeus occurs due to inflammation in the throat and causes a feeling of something stuck in the throat.

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I swallowed a ginger nausea capsule, and I feel like it got stuck in my esophagus. Help me.

Query: Hello doctor, I swallowed a ginger nausea capsule earlier today before six hours. It felt like it got stuck in my esophagus. I have drunk about two liters of water, fizzy water, and juice. I have also eaten three pieces of moist bread. I still have a globus sensation in my throat (as if the pill is ...  Read Full »


Dr. Akshay B K

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Please do not worry. I can understand your concern and will try to help you out. As you said, you have swallowed a capsule; usual capsules are made of gelatin coating, which is absorbable. So there is a very less chance that it could have stayed back in you...  Read Full »

I feel something is stuck in my throat, but all the tests are normal. Do i need to do barium study?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 43-year-old male. I am 5'11 and weigh approximately 80 kg. I have been living in a country with predominantly cold weather conditions for quite some time. I am married with kids. I am an eggetarian and do not smoke or drink alcohol. I started a feeling of a pill or food stuck in my...  Read Full »


Dr. Vinay S Bhat

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thank you for the detailed history and the images (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity). Globus sensation is the medical term for the sensation of something stuck in the throat or a feeling of the presence of a foreign body in the throat. Since you have...  Read Full »

Should tingling sensation in the throat be a cause for concern?

Query: Hi doctor,I have a feeling of something stuck in my throat with a tingling sensation for the past two days. I have phlegm in the morning after getting up. I have this issue for a year. I have not traveled anywhere other than on shopping trips. I have a bad habit of occasional mucophagy. I do not hav...  Read Full »


Dr. Muhammad Zubayer Alam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. According to your statement, you are suffering from the feeling of something stuck in your throat with a tingling sensation. This occurs due to irritation of the mucus membrane of the throat, esophagus, or trachea. You can also have a symp...  Read Full »

What causes the feeling of something stuck in the throat and metallic taste?

Query: Hi doctor, I have few symptoms for a month, like sour or metallic tongue, usually when I eat some food. I feel like I have something stuck in my throat, and I do not feel like eating anything. I feel short of breath. However, some relief if I burp, I also have to clear phlegm from my throat all the...  Read Full »


Dr. Ajeet Kumar Lohana

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. It seems there is a problem with your food pipe. Acid reflux, regurgitation of food, choking and frequent salivation, and sometimes vomiting are all symptoms related to food pipes (esophagus). The metallic taste of tongue, food stuck, and difficulty swallowing are...  Read Full »

What causes chest tightness, throat itchiness, and the feeling of something stuck in the throat?

Query: Hi doctor,I am a 23-year-old female. For almost a month, I have been experiencing tightness of the chest, itchiness of the throat, and I feel there is something stuck in my throat. I am currently taking Zykast for the itchiness of the throat. I also have a health history of asthma and allergies.  Read Full »


Dr. Gadge Gauri Narendra

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. As you have mentioned, you are worried about your symptoms. Considering your history and previous symptoms, you may be having asthma as well as pharyngitis at present. I would still advise you some investigations to confirm the diagnosis. If you have asthma, I will...  Read Full »

Can GERD result in the feeling of something stuck in the throat?

Query: Hi doctor, I have a problem with the throat for the last one month. Initially, I had a stomach problem, so I just started with stomach relief medicine, like Rabecid and Gaviscon syrup. I feel better after some days, and now my stomach is good, but I have a problem in the throat. I feel like somethi...  Read Full »


Dr. B. Vageesh Padiyar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your prediction is almost as right as what I am also considering. The most common reason for having this irritation in the throat with a feeling of a lump or something obstructing while swallowing can definitely be a feature of chronic GERD (gastroesophageal reflux dis...  Read Full »

Are the symptoms of globus sensation and food sticking to the throat likely to be esophageal cancer?

Query: Hello doctor, For a few weeks, I have a globus sensation in my throat. Also, for a week or two, I have a burning sensation behind my breastplate (acid reflux), and food does not seem to go down as well as it used to go. I have a feeling that food is sticking in my esophagus. I have attached a CT sc...  Read Full »


Dr. Vivek Chail

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thanks for writing to us. There are no features of cancer of the esophagus in the CT neck scan images (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity). There are few small bilateral cervical lymph nodes and are not significant. The esophagus is collapsed in t...  Read Full »

What causes the feeling of something stuck in the chest?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 56 years old, my height is 5'8, and my weight 143 pounds. I feel like something is always stuck in my chest. I have had EKG, chest X-ray, and EGD procedure that showed I had a small hernia and my LES was somewhat open, and they used forceps to close it with good success. I was pr...  Read Full »


Dr. Sugreev Singh

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thank you for writing to us. I studied your case you have described everything in detail. There can be various factors that need to be closed in your case. If you have it for long, then it has become chronic GERD. In chronic GERD, mainly the normal tissue or layer is c...  Read Full »

Can H. pylori infection make it difficult to swallow solid food?

Query: Hi doctor,For the past few months, I have a feeling of heaviness in my chest and throat for few minutes after eating food and it seems to be stuck in my throat. I have consulted a gastroenterologist and undergone an endoscopy. I was diagnosed with an H-pylori infection. I am taking Rabeprazole, Amox...  Read Full »


Dr. Ajeet Kumar Lohana

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your symptoms seem to be due to an oesophageal problem. H.pylori infection (Helicobacter pylori) infects the stomach and causes acid-related symptoms like acidity and pain. But it is confined to the stomach area and it does not affect the oesophageal area. So there ...  Read Full »

What should I do to help my severe cough and feeling of lump stuck in my throat?

Query: Hello doctor, I have had a horrible cough for around five months. It feels like small stuff stuck in my throat. I have tried many different OTC medicines. And I am not sick. Recently, I went to an eye doctor, and my temperature was fine. Now I have a cough, and I cannot control that randomly starts...  Read Full »


Dr. B. Vageesh Padiyar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The most common reason for having this irritation in the throat with a feeling of a lump or something obstructing while swallowing saliva can be a feature of chronic silent GERD with LPR (gastroesophageal reflux with laryngopharyngeal reflux). Even though you might ...  Read Full »

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