I felt like my throat was closing and that was one of the reasons for removal. Before I had it removed I also felt a lot of fullness in my ear and popping. The throat stuff has gone away, but the ear problems keep repeating. I also feel a fullness in my neck and have a small lymph node that has been popped out on the side of my neck for months now. They all say it's nothing. But hard to believe when you know you don't feel normal.