This question was answered on Sun 14, Nov 2010 02:55am by Dr Amit Gupta

Prominent White Line Down Back Of Throat, Throat Cancer?

    
Asked by incognitointernetgirl (Female; 30; CANADA ) on Mon 26, Apr 2010 05:24am

Last night I had a coughing fit, and it feels almost as if it's hard to swallow, like something is blocking my throat this morning. I have felt this off and on for probably the past 5 years. Where it is hard to swallow, or feels as though something is blocking my air. I have no pain or redness in my throat, but upon inspection I was shocked to see a very vivid white line going right down the back of my throat, perfectly centered, this morning. It really has me worried, mostly just because my Grandfather has battled throat cancer the past 5 years. There are no white spots of any kind, or redness, just the very prominent white line. It almost feels as though there is a blockage at the base of my throat where it meets my collar bone center aswell. What could that be?

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Answer by Dr Amit Gupta  on Sun 14, Nov 2010 02:55am:

Hi, it seems that you are suffering from allergy of airways (bronchial asthma with or without allergic rhinitis/sinusitis) and most probably the white line on the back of your throat is mucus. The mucus is normally produced in the airways. It becomes thick, stringy & more in quantity in conditions of allergy & hyper-reactive airways (due to infections, dusts, fumes, cold weather etc) wherein it may trickle down from nasal region downwards on the back of throat (as post-nasal drip) and look like a white line. Use of warm saline gargles and coughing it out would help clear this line of mucus. However, other causes (such a fungal infection, or a benign or non-benign lesion) must be ruled out by thorough examination by a Pulmonologist and an ENT Surgeon. In case it persists, please get it checked by the doctor. Regards
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Comment by niki on Wed 21, Dec 2011 04:56am:
Very fine white lines inside my throat,It irritates / Pain some times.Can you please suggest me what to do? I am very scared about throat cancer

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