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For a couple days now I have been feeling like something is stuck in my throat. I have a light cough here and there. I had a temporary sore throat weeks ago. What can this be. I have been swallowing alot. At times I feel like I could choke.
The ‘feeling of something stuck in the throat’ is called globus in medical terms. The feeling indicates that one of the muscles along the way is tightened. Although globus usually doesn't represent a serious problem, when present steadily for more than two weeks or intermittently for two or three months, a thorough examination of the oral cavity and throat is in order, especially in smokers. The most common cause for this symptom is infection, usually viral. Masses and tumors and incoordinated contraction in the upper oesophagus and psychological stress could also cause the sensation. It would be best to have this evaluated by a primary care physician for an accurate diagnosis and appropriate management.
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