I started to have these things last year. I'm a 22 year old male and this is the most frustrating thing in the world. Once i had these things stuck in my throat for 12 days and i couldn't stop thinking of anything but this.
I did not know what this what. I always felt it was food stuck in my throat. Whenever this happened, it WAS ALWAYS food i ate but i either didn't chew it properly or ate it too fast. I keep telling myself i will chew properly and eat slow but sometimes i don't.
I found out last year this was tonsil stones when checking out yahoo answers and google. Its a white thing less than the size of a pea that SMELLS. So yes it was indeed tonsil stones. I had this about 12 times the last year. Everytime i swallow my saliva or eat something, I feel something stuck in my throat.
Everytime i got the tonsil stones out, I had to intentionally throw up and gargle myself in the neck to make these things cough out. I had success every time but it takes a lot of attempts to do it. Again i have it b/c i ate a hot dog too fast or didnt chew it properly. The last 2 days has been frustrating for me b/c the food is stuck in my throat and i cannot cough these tonsil stones out.
One time i went to the doctor and he gave me some pills to take to help it. The following day or 2 i finally coughed it out but it had nothign to do with the pills. Out of the 12 time i had tonsil stones, i coughed it out every single ***n time. I wished i could just swallow it and it goes down my throat but it has never happened once.
I have ate big pieces of bread and drank water/salt to cough it out but it still doesn't work. Does anyone know if a doctor can just go into your throat and take it out? Trying to gag myself in the neck to make it throw up is very hard for me now. My face turns red and well you get the picture.
Does anyone know what i can do? I really don't think i can cough this one out this time.
OKAY UPDATE I WENT TO THE DOCTOR today. Today was Monday and the food got stuck in my throat on Tuesday night so i had enough of it.
I told him about it and i said it was Tonsil stones. He told me it wasn't b/c it was stuck in my throat and NOT in my tonsils. He then referred me to a ENT specialist. He used a flashlight and the popsicle thing into my throat and said it isnt tonsil stones b/c he didnt see anything.
When i went to see the ENT specialist, they used the microscope and put it down my nose and into my throat. They tell me they see nothing when in fact that caused me to gag a bit and feel the food stuck even more.
Doe anyone know whats going on here? I mean the reason I am mad is b/c this stuff is stuck in my throat and i feel it every second. When i actually gargled it out the previous 10 times in the last year ... it looked exactly like a tonsil stone and smelled horrible. Normally it took me about 4-5 days to intentionally throw up and it would come out but now it wouldnt.
They set an appointment for me next Tuesday at another hospital to take Xrays. Some person on yahoo answers tells me i should see a gastro .... doctor as well and that person said she know of people with this problem. I am 100 percent positive this happened b/c of food b/c each time it happened, it was right after i ate too fast/ or chewed it not fully. Also, everytime i do cough it out, its small and white and SMELLS HORRIBLE:mad:
I have to go next Tuesday but can someone give me some advice on what to do now b4 next week? I tried throwing up the last 4 days with little help. Actually i gargled with vinegar and a small tonsil stone came out... pretty sure it is b/c it smelled like the other ones i have. Yet, i still feel food stuck in my throat.
Anyone can help please? Thank you.
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