feeling of something stuck behind tongue inthroat. Comes and goes. Just diagnosed with hypothyroidis

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Feel like something stuck near tonsils behind tongue. Comes and goes. Just been diagnosed with hypothyroidism

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    Hi Shirley..  I have Hashinoto's with hypothyroidism.  I have the same exact feeling of something in my throat behind my tougue most of the time.  Ive noticed for me that I have to constantly clear my throat and I am always swallowing because of this feeling.  I asked my endo about it and did some research online and found that post nasal drip is linked to thyroid disorders.  It's quite annoying and have found that gargaling warm salt water a few times a day helps.  Not sure if this is related to you or not but it may be worth a try.  Good luck!
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      sound possible . thanks melissa. It feels better when i clear the huge amount of gunge in my throat. Didnt know this was a sympton....thanks. Just been diagnosed so ndont know much it x
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      I didn't know this was a symptom either and I was diagnosed with an underactive thyroid 25 years ago - thanks Melissa! I too have post nasal drip. I was prescribed a nose spray named 'Beconase' for it. Mine is caused by an allergy to dust.
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      hi barbara

      This seems to be more connected to Thyroid than allergy i always thought it was part of the reflux problem or post nasal drip or Silent reflux but now with all you people with it, its definitely thyroid. My acid reflux is gone but throat is still a problem.

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    Hello Shirley:

    My name is Shelly and I am a nurse in the USA.  I have Hashimoto's thyroid disease since 1987.

    Sometimes a nodule can form on the gland and it can press on or near the throat area.  Ask your GP to order an Ultrasound to see if it is a nodule.

    Nodules are mostly non-cancerous but they can be cystic like or made of scar tissue.

    You may also want to see a ENT (Ears Nose & Throat) doctor who can put a scope down and see what is happening. Sometimes the tonsils grow back also and can get swollen and that can be removed if it is coming from a tonsil.

    if for any reason you can't breathe or swallow go to your A&E or Emergncy room.

    Regards,

    Shelly

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    I have had same thing for about 5 years also acid reflux bad and hypothyroidism also. Food gets caught at back of throat too. I have lost a lot of weight and exercising and doctor has reduced thyroxine meds so maybe it might sort itself hopefully.They never said it was connected to thyroid but that makes sense.
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    hi iv'e been reading some of the comments,i have been told for some years that i have got asthma,I started taking med's for hypothyroidism in December 2 week's latter i went Gluten free within 3 week's i stopped all my med's for the asthma,and haven't needed any since i don't know if there is any connecton but i am really chuffed.
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    Don't know what I have but for a while now I have had small pieces of food getting stuck at Base of tongue but I can feel a flap sticking up behind the Base of tongue too . Now for last week or so the glands have swollen under chin

    , don't know if it's related to food getting stuck etc

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      Hey Ray.. try looking up blocked sublingual glands.  I think this may be your issue. It's where your salivary ducts, in your case, under your tounge, get blocked.  This, would also cause your swollen lymh nodes too, as you may be starting to get a mild infection.

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