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Six days ago, I was eating pancakes. During eating my pancakes I started to feel like it was very hard to swallow them down. I ended up throwing them away. It started to feel like something was stuck in my throat. I was very worried but decided to see if it would just get better.

That was six days ago. My throat all six of the days has felt like something was stuck in it, or that there was a lump every time I would try to eat any solid foods. The last few days it has seemed to be getting worse and a bit sore.

I have not had any breathing problems or any other problems at all. Just the feeling like something is stuck in my throat, or feeling like there's a lump, and having problems swallowing any solid foods.

Also had a burning sensation in my throat this morning but went away fast.

I haven't been able to eat anything since the pancakes besides liquids. I've been living on warm water, tomato soup, and chicken broth.

I don't know what I should do, should I wait a few more days to see if it gets better? Or should I go to the doctor and get checked. I'm really worried. Anyone have any idea what this could be? Sore throat?
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Classic sore throat.
Try vitamin C to bowel tolerance. If you dont go to bowel tolerance it wont work for you


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If it's just a sore throat, then hopefully it goes away soon. Thank you. =]
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This morning I woke up, and it felt a bit better. Still when I drink or swallow anything it feels like there's a lump there. Makes it very hard to swallow. Still can't eat anything solid.. it's even hard to eat pudding..it literally has to be liquid like chicken broth ext. If my throat isn't better by Monday, I'm going to the doctors. Does anyone know anything I could drink that might help relax my throat or make it feel a bit better? I've been drinking a lot of warm water and it seems to help a bit. Would hot stuff like cappuccino or hot coco help? Also cold stuff just seems to irritate the lump in my throat more.
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Does anyone know anything I could drink that might help relax my throat or make it feel a bit better? I've been drinking a lot of warm water and it seems to help a bit. Would hot stuff like cappuccino or hot coco help? Also cold stuff just seems to irritate the lump in my throat more.
It's really never a good idea to drink anything hot, as it can damage the throat and esophagus. If you want, you can mix some warm, not hot, water with lemon juice and honey. Aloe vera juice is cold, but it can also be very soothing for the throat. Definitely, if you still can't eat solid foods, go and see a doctor, there may be something else going on there that can only be detected with an examination. Good luck, and welcome to the forum.
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Slippery elm bark tea or capsules might help. This herb is a demulcent which, more or less, means that it helps to create a slippery surface. The demulcent quality can be helpful in terms of being antispasmodic.
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I think you should see a doctor, since this has been several days. It could be something requiring more help, like thyroid, strep, tonsils.
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I want to thank everyone that responded to my post. You guys have really calmed me down a bit. I'm going to the doctors Tomorrow or Tuesday, whenever I can get an appointment.
I read a lot online, about the number of things it could be. The most serious I've read is cancer, but I find this very unlikely because of how sudden it came up. Out of everything I've read I'm guessing acid reflux or just a sore throat. I'm hoping just a cold. But I will go to the doctors and get this checked out.
I've been drinking a lot of warm things. I can't wait to get better though because I really miss solid foods. Living on only liquid foods for a whole week is really the worst part.
Has anyone else experienced a "lump in the throat" sensation? If so please tell me about what happened and how it went. That would really calm my mind also.
Thank you all for your reply's. I really do appreciate it.
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I already told you to take vitamin c to bowel tolerance. why is that so difficult? You could have avoided a doctors visit.
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I get spasms in my throat, which make it difficult to swallow sometimes. There is a lingering feeling of discomfort for awhile. I tend to hiccup when I am hungry and I first begin to eat. That might have something to do with it. My mother gets the feeling of a lump and throat spasms when she is stressed.
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It sounds as if you may have pharyngeal diverticula - a small pouch forms and collects food particles in your throat, often just above your esophagus, leading to difficulty swallowing, gurgling sounds, bad breath, and repeated throat clearing or coughing. Or it could be odyophagia, which is defined as painful swallowing, and globus, when the patient feels a lump in the throat. Read both of these links:

https://www.mayoclinic.com/health/dif...SECTION=causes

https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/177473.php

My husband had the feeling of a lump in his throat for some time, and it resolved on it's own. In his case I believe it was due to anxiety attacks.
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I get spasms in my throat, which make it difficult to swallow sometimes. There is a lingering feeling of discomfort for awhile. I tend to hiccup when I am hungry and I first begin to eat. That might have something to do with it. My mother gets the feeling of a lump and throat spasms when she is stressed.
I use to have this problem. Sometimes it was so bad I had to get up from the dinner table and go lay down. Homeopathy got rid of it.

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If it is a pouch it is an easy surgical fix. My grandmother had that.
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Has anyone else experienced a "lump in the throat" sensation? If so please tell me about what happened and how it went. That would really calm my mind also.
Yes, if it's inflammation from the infection causing the sore throat. I've experienced it. Eating something that scrapes the throat or irritates it might make you think it was the food that caused it but it may have been developing already. Sometimes one side is more inflamed, so if feel like a 'lump' there. If you look at it in a mirror you can see the top part of it and it will probably be red and swollen. It just feels uncomfortable and is hard to ignore because it's a sensitive spot and you keep trying to swallow to get rid of it, that's what makes it seem weird and scary.

Everyone already gave advice--Vit C to bowel tolerance, aloe, honey and lemon, slippery elm. You could also gargle with warm salt water--easy, nothing to buy. Gargling with collodial silver and then swallowing it is very good for killing the infection.
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I went to the doctors and they did some blood work. It has got a lot better. It isn't sore no more.. it's becoming easier to swallow.. doesn't feel like a lump any more at all.. just a normal throat. But I do still have trouble swallowing solids, (I've been living off of mashed potatoes.) It has been a couple weeks. I really miss eating solid food. So hopefully this gets better.

I do have another problem though. During this whole thing I started getting really scared to swallow. Like I'm scared I'm going to choke. So I have some questions..

What's the chances of a person choking to death on food?
I know 3000 adults die every year, but whats the actual stats of a person choking to DEATH on food?
Oh, and also.. if you take small bites and chew your food, don't laugh or talk when you eat...is it actually possible to still choke to death? Or if you started choking would your body just cough the chewed food back up? Chewed food can't completely block your airway can it?
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