Throat and windpipe

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Avatar n tn It began in 2011 and reoccurs every 6 moths so far.
Avatar n tn I have complained recently about feeling like my throat is choking me and closing while trying to fall asleep. I sleep on my side and the pillow can make me feel like I am choking from the pressure. I dont sleep on my back because my throat feels heavy and leads to choking sensations. Can this be related to the apnea.
Avatar m tn Sometimes if I smell something strong, it makes me feel like I want to cough, a strange sensation in the throat and windpipe. What can be causing this? Unrelated, I sometimes bring up white 'bits' which look like nuts but aren't...any ideas about this?
Avatar m tn But I have been having a bad odor occasionally. I know is coming from my windpipe, not my throat or mouth. And it feels like I have something trapped in my windpipe occasionally just at the very base of my neck just at the collarbone to mid sternum . I cannot cough it up and I cannot wash it down. Is it food or could it be a cyst or tumor. Yet I have no problem swallowing my food at all . .
Avatar n tn Would a standard throat swab (taken 7 weeks after exposure) from a GUM clinic detect Pharyngeal Gonorrhea or even HPV or Camydia etc in the Windpipe/Laryanx area ? as the throat swab does NOT reach that far down there when its taken ?
Avatar n tn Would a standard throat swab (taken 7 weeks after exposure) from a GUM clinic detect Pharyngeal Gonorrhea or even HPV or Camydia etc in the Windpipe/Laryanx area ? as the throat swab does NOT reach that far down there when its taken ?
Avatar n tn If a foreign body enters the windpipe it causes intense retching and coughing. This is protective mechanism, so that nothing enters the windpipe. Even while eating if we happen to laugh and something goes accidentally into the trachea (windpipe), it causes coughing. That sensation may be there in the throat. So, for something to lodge there it is difficult, but to clear doubts, can always have an X ray taken. Hope this helped and do keep us posted.
Avatar f tn hello for the past week i have pain in the back of the throat (not the tonsil area) which extends to the windpipe and chest slightly to the right. i dont have a cough or mucus or anything else. it does not get better or worse with exercise. i have no trouble swallowing(trust me!!) its there most of the time except nightime(i sleep fine) . i don't think it's reflux cause i don't have bad taste in mouth or anything.
Avatar f tn Oh no, they are NOT the same. Throat cancer is limited to the throat (pharynx and larynx) and Esophageal cancer is limited to the esophagus. BTW: neither is "easy" to treat and both can spread. In fact, Michael Douglas was misdiagnosed at first and he received very intense tx. in r/t to the staging, so it wasn't any "easy road" for him. The throat contains blood vessels, pharyngeal muscles, the trachea (windpipe) and the esophagus.
Avatar n tn I had major surgery 8 weeks ago and while I was in recovery I had problems breathing. Since ive been home I find that at times it feels like there is something stuck in my throat or windpipe and I have to take deep breaths it feels like I have cotton in my throat what could this be?
Avatar f tn i have pain in the back of the throat (not the tonsil area) which extends to the windpipe and chest slightly to the right. i dont have a cough or mucus or anything else. it does not get better or worse with exercise. i have no trouble swallowing(trust me!!) and when i do eat i dont have regurgitation issues. its there most of the time except nightime(i sleep fine) . i don't think it's reflux cause i don't have bad taste in mouth or anything.
Avatar f tn Hi, I have had wheezing in my throat for about a week and a half now. I had a left lymph node dissection two weeks ago, with general anesthesia. I originally thought the wheezing was in my chest. Last week I had a chest x-ray and a neck and chest cat-scan which didn't show any lung involvement. My husband heard the "gurgling" sound while I slept and I can now tell that the sound is coming from my throat.
Avatar m tn t breath, and I have to wait for a few minutes and try to get by on small amounts of air entering until the windpipe slowly expands and I can take larger and larger breaths, and then, withing a few minutes, complete breaths. The feeling is quite scary. Any suggestions on what causes it? Is it common? Any cures or fixes? Thank you.
Avatar n tn About an hour after one meal, I suddenly clear my throat when it seems like my epiglottis is closed over my windpipe. When I cough or clear my throat, I am OK. Strange!
Avatar n tn Would a standard throat swab (taken 7 weeks after exposure) from a GUM clinic detect Pharyngeal Gonorrhea or even HPV or Camydia etc in the Windpipe/Laryanx area ? as the throat swab does NOT reach that far down there when its taken ?
Avatar n tn Would a standard throat swab (taken 7 weeks after exposure) from a GUM clinic detect Pharyngeal Gonorrhea or even HPV or Camydia etc in the Windpipe/Laryanx area ? as the throat swab does NOT reach that far down there when its taken ?
Avatar m tn Recently I have have a terrible long standing sore throat and several hard lumps on the front and side of my throat(windpipe) and lower down on the neck. These dont feel like lymph nodes, they feel like proper lumps. I have had MULTIPLE courses of antibiotics(finished the most recent course two days ago) and no success. It is an 18 month wait to see an ENT and my GP isnt taking this very seriously. I do smoke and socially drink. I am miserable form this.
Avatar m tn I would like to add that I have Barrets Esphogus and had a EGD done in February. Does a EGD check for throat cancer or just stomach and Esphogus issues? Does anyone have any ideas on what this might be? Could it be throat cancer?
Avatar f tn I have chest pain beginning at the breastbone area sometimes radiating across the front of the chest and into the shoulder blade area. I feel as though my throat is clogged and not allowing enough air into my windpipe. I have had full cardio workup a couple of years ago and a EGD last week. I have had GERD for a couple of years but this new onset of breathing difficulty and having to clear my throat often and excissive yawning sometimes with moderate headache and eye pain.
Avatar n tn I ended up getting a broncoscopy and the doctor suctioned a large plug from my windpipe. I have taken levequin, musinex and prednisone. I have taken Prilosec twice a day because doctor thinks it is reflux, even though I never have those symptoms. I also rinse my nose and do breathing treatments 3 - 4 times a day. However, it seems to have started again. Sometimes the plug is more solid and other times more gummy. I am going to call the pulmonologist again to find out what is going on.
Avatar n tn In gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), gastric acid may back up from esophagus into the windpipe and throat. Burning stomach, chest (behind the breastbone), and throat, and coughing up white, thick, often frothy mucus are main symptoms. Often, white mucus is the only symptom in GERD.
Avatar n tn swelling, and muscle spasms in the throat and windpipe. Symptoms usually appear in the evening and worsen at night.
Avatar n tn , BUT STILL HAS TO BE SUCTIONED , BECAUSE ALTHOUGH THE THROAT MUSCLES ARE NOW WORKING , THE EPIGLOTTIS IS STICKING STRAIGHT UP AND WILL NOT FLAP DOWN TO COVER THE WINDPIPE. SO HE CAN HAVE NOTHING BY MOUTH. HE HAS A TRACH. WITH A CUFF , SO WE CAN SUCTION ABOVE AND BELOW THE CUFF. HE HAS A SPEACH PATHOLOGIST THAT HAS WORKED WITH HIM FOR 17 MONTHS NOW. THE EPIGLOTTIS WILL NOT MOVE TO COVER THE WINDPIPE. IS THERE " ANYTHING AT ALL" THAT CAN BE DONE , OR TRIED TO HELP HIM ?
Avatar m tn It was like I swallowed down my windpipe, and it took a minute or two to clear my throat and get back to normal swallowing and breathing. Since then I've had multiple episodes where I go to swallow food or water, and feel like the same thing is going to happen. Only once did I actually get food stuck in my throat, but I was able to bring it back up immediately and then swallow normally.
Avatar n tn Would a standard throat swab (taken 7 weeks after exposure) from a GUM clinic detect Pharyngeal Gonorrhea or even HPV or Camydia etc etc in the Windpipe/Laryanx area ? as the throat swab does NOT reach that far down there when its taken ? (thats where my soreness and tightness has been for 6 weeks after fingering and placing my fingers directly in my mouth and French kissing a Prostitute) And what if any is my risk of catching anything after the exposure described ?
Avatar f tn I went to my primary care dr on Nov 6th and he noticed throat swelling at the base of my throat on the right side and felt my throat and lymph nodes. He did not feel any issues with the lymph nodes. He believes I have a nodule on my thyroid and does not think the weight loss is related to an over or under active issue. My thyroid levels have been checked a couple of times in the past and everything was normal. He also checked my throat and said everything else looks great.