something feels stuck on tongue, loads of small papillae middle back tongue, yellow coating

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Please have a look at the picture and tell me if you see something weird going on. 

It's now been 3 months of tongue/throat hell. 

3 months ago, I started feeling that something was stuck on the back of my tongue. I went to the hospital one week later, they found nothing. 

Now for the last 3 months,I keep needing to swallow as I feel stuck is stuck on my tongue. 

Along with the feeling of stuff stuck on tongue, I have some dryness back of throat, the need to keep swallowing food as it doesn't go down easily, lost 4 kilos in 1 month (eating properly), extreme tiredness & neck pain (maybe due to the constant swallowing) 

I would never try and get a diagnosis from the internet, but I have been seen by many doctors and still waiting for more tests.. maybe someone out there have seen this type of issue before and can help out. 

Anyone who has a clue, please let me know. 



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    hi everyone I am also having same feeling since last 2 months, my english is not good but i will try to explain my condition right now and also how it started.

    Actually I was smoker and was smoking for nine years, two months back in October 2019 i was having pain in my right jaw so I visited a dentist and he advised to quit smoking because my wisdom tooth was removed in April 2019 and he said due to smoking my healing process is slow. So I quit smoking and in 1 week my jaw pain was gone.

    After two weeks i start feeling that i have something stuck at back of my tongue and after waiting 3 days i visited ent doctor and he checked and said its look like this feeling is due to acid reflux and prescribe one medicine for acidity and told me to visit after one month. I took medicine for one month and acid reflux was better but that feeling was still there so I visited Dr again and he did endoscopy this time but in endoscopy there was nothing and Dr again prescribe medicine for one more month and I am still taking that medicine and still having the same feeling.

    if anyone having clue or experience with this one please share .

    thanks in advance

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      It is good that you have had the endoscopy as that should be a reassurance about most serious conditions. It is very good that you have stopped smoking.

      Medication for reflux does not always work for everybody, so it may be that if you have had something like Omeprazole, a different medication might work better.

      Smoking does tend to relax the lower oesophageal sphincter, the valve by your diaphragm between your stomach and oesophagus that should stop acid from your stomach rising and causing problems like heartburn. It seems like the medication is working against the reflux but there is still some form of problem at the back of your tongue. It may just take longer to heal.

      Sometimes it can be worth taking Gaviscon Advance as well as the other medication to see of this makes a difference.

      If you are still having problems, think you need to return to your doctor for further investigations. The pain in your jaw and at the back of your tongue is not normal.

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