A 36-year-old member asked:
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when i swallow, there's a horrible pain in my throat and left ear. why?

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Dr. Theodore Fetter
49 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Referred pain to ear: Throat pain when swallowing sounds like the main problem: possible infection, acid reflux, irritation or trauma from swallowing something hard or sharp, or even a tumor, especially if you have a smoking history. Ear pain is commonly referred from a primary source of throat pain. Get an exam by an ear, nose, throat MD
Answered on Jun 1, 2015

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