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Throat feels bruised when I swallow

A female asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegabanswered
Allergy and Immunology 40 years experience
Sore throat: most probably due to infection, may be viral, you can try salt water gargles. and pain killers, if no improvement, see your doctor for evaluation and ... Read More

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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Loury
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 39 years experience
Depends: If it is acute then could be viral, or bacterial infection. If more chronic then acid reflux so could try antacid or infection. Acute thyroid inflam... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Sidman
Pediatric ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 40 years experience
Potentially serious.: You should have this checked out today, in the emergency room. This could be very serious!
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alvin Mathew
Internal Medicine 18 years experience
Yes: See your doctor for a quick test to confirm.
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Glenn Messina
Aesthetic Medicine 35 years experience
Many things: Difficulty swallowing means inflammation in the throat which in a child is a narrow space. This could be anything from simple post nasal drip to tonsi... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
Internal Medicine 30 years experience
Need evaluation : Differentials include nutcracker esophagitis and other causes of dysphagia. A barium test or EGD may be indicated. See a Gastroenterolgist
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Fredric Pullen
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 62 years experience
Need a physician: While this may just be an upper respiratory infection the possibility of strep throat certainly exists. You need to see a physician because strep thr... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Loury
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 39 years experience
Possibly: It might be muscular, inflamed lymph node, thyroid nodule, or carotid inflammation. Continue to monitor but if still sore after 2-3 weeks see md.
A 64-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anne Bosshardt
Specializes in Internal Medicine
See below: We cannot make a diagnosis on this forum - heartburn, (and cough) could all come from GERD, - but I would urge you to see your doc asap- food sticking... Read More
A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 56 years experience
Sore throat: You might get a doctor to look at this, but this far along even it was Strep throat it is too late to initiate treatment to prevent post-streptococcal... Read More

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