Since how long you have this?
Hi, since Sunday
Do you have symptoms like nasal obstruction, fluid trickling in throat, throat irritation, constant desire to clear the throat, cough etc?
you are feeling chest tightness?
no, it feels like a carrot is stuck; when i eat or drink something i burp a little and then it goes back to the same feeling.
the pressure is worse when I lay down
i had pneumonia last summer; at first i thought it was phlegm that had finally dislodged but nothing is moving.
Any burning sensation in stomach or chest(mid line)/
Do you feel respiratory distress, specially when lying down or while walking?
no, no shortness of breath, no burning above or below the lump
Which antacids you took ? Did it help?
last night i drank water with baking soda, it made some good burps but nothing after that. this morning i took 2 tums.
How exactly you start getting this feeling ? I want to rule out some foreign body too?
i noticed it mid-day Sunday. I had coughed some in the morning, trying to clear my throat so that I could talk. It seemed to "stick" after that. I kept waiting for "it" to dislodge.
So you were not eating anything at that time?
Any diagnosed medical condition you have ?
i had surgery to repair a hernia last Wed., was on vicodin until Saturday. I've maintained a normal diet since surgery.
hernia was inguinal (sp)
Ok thanks for your input.
How severely it is affecting you?
It is uncomfortable, but I can breathe.
I am still home from work from surgery.
is it possible to be old phlegm finally moving out of my lungs?
No not this way.
Such symptoms can be due to few reasons like Mucus stucked at that area(although rare), Some suddenly stucked foreign body, Some inflammation of a specific area of food pipe due to coughing etc.
Heart problems or lungs problems are definitely not at first in list
that's good to know; what kind of "foreign body"?
Heart burn can cause this feeling too.
Like some food particle.
i've been trying to think of anything I've eaten that would cause heartburn and I come up empty
when i eat baby carrots they sometimes feel like they stick and I often get the hiccups
i said heart diseases less likely because of absence of other symptoms i asked far, same as for lung diseases
does it sound like something that will pass or dislodge in time?
you can take antacid . Also take Tylenol thrice daily. Wait till tomorrow and if it persist see your doctor once.
If it worsen then go immediately
ok - i keep Ibuprophin in the house - is that ok?
If you can approach your doctor , better give early visit
because sometime small symptoms lead to big problems
just giving you some info but donot get scared.
Ibuprofen , yes you can take if you donot have heart burn.
Try some steam inhalation
You want to ask anything else?
do you recommend Tums or Soda water?
I think they will not give any benifit.
Its better to take drinks like green tea sort of things for soothing effect
Yes no for both
take hot drinks.
will be far better.
hot drinks and steam
donot worry you will be fine
i hope so - not used to not feeling good! This is irritating.
but if persist or worsen , do not hesitate to see doctor
Yes i can understand
ok, thank you
Take some drink along with ibuprofen and see how it goes
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