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i feel like there is a pill lodged in my throat could it still be after a day

A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Slade Suchecki
17 years experience Family Medicine
Possibly: The pill may be stuck or sticking in the esophagus. Depending on the pill, it can be caustic and eroding the lining of the esophagus and can lead to ... Read More
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See a doctor: There is a pouch behind your tongue and above the epiglottis where food/tablets/objects can get stuck. If symptoms of gagging, burning and swelling oc ... Read More
Dr. Julie Abbott
44 years experience Preventive Medicine
This feels terrible,: doesn't it? Obviously you were trying to deal with a large pill, but it still didn't go down smoothly. Drinking with LOTS of water helps. The pill co ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Greer
43 years experience Family Medicine
Ouch!: This may be a problem.Try milk (the fats may help lubricate and reduce irritation.Do you really need mg oxide supplements?
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Dr. Malaika Witter Hewitt
22 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Yes: The pill will eventually pass, and you can help it move into the esophagus by eating something like bread. If that doesn't work then just give it anot ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Strictures: You go to see your doctor. It sounds like you need a thorough evaluation for possible strictures of your esophagus.
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dean Giannone
24 years experience Internal Medicine
Sure.: Via consultation with one of our doctors, we can evaluate your symptoms and see what antibiotic may be appropriate for what ails you.
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Murray Grossan
72 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Pill sensation: Possibly you have scratched your throat when you swallowed someting. Drink lots of water and ask for an antiinflammatory medication.
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
44 years experience General Surgery
Highly unlikely: that it is still stuck there. It most likely irritated the area when you swallowed it. If you develop any breathing problem or voice loss, it could ... Read More
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A 73-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Pascolini
16 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Time: The inflammation you have from the initial event will go away eventually, however f you want you could use over the counter chloraseptic spray if it r ... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Clarence Grim
56 years experience Endocrinology
Pill stuck: Build up some saliva in mouth next time before taking pill. Then swish pill around in your mouth in this saliva then should go down nicely.
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Roper
52 years experience Urology
Possibly: If the pill is 'stuck' in the esophagus, eating some bread followed by fluids could dislodge it. It is also possible that the pill may have caused som ... Read More
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