I have a rather sensitive gag reflex, so I haven't been able to see if I can take it out externally. Coughing and any other internal dislodging methods haven't worked either. Water doesn't work. I've tried gurgling Listerine last night to see if that would break it down IF it were food. I tried again this morning and again with salt water but no dice. I've looked at several mouth and throat anatomical diagrams on the internet and none seem to have this structure in them, so.... I'm guessing it isn't normal. I've calmed down after freaking out about it for a good portion of last night, but it's still bothering me. Someone please shed light to what this is!