A 19-year-old female asked:
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what could cause sharp pain the the bottom left of the throat lasting 5 seconds after drinking cold drinks? i have had it for the past month.

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Dr. James Marx
47 years experience Pain Management
Needs Evaluation: You need to see a ENT (ear nose throat) doctor. They will probably look down your throat for starters. They now have tiny scopes like spaghetti that can get a good look at what is going on. You might also need an upper GI x-ray to look at your swallowing mechanism and check for things like a hiatal hernia
Answered on Jun 10, 2014
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Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
35 years experience Pain Management
Warning: Acute pain is biologically useful; it is symptomatic and prevents a body from the future injury. In you case the drink is too cold and you get the warning.
Answered on Sep 4, 2016
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