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Speonk, NY
A 26-year-old female asked:

servere external pain on left side of throat .. trouble breathing or swallowing on the left side w/o soreness. feels like a sort of blockage . help?

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Patrick Sweet III
Pathology 20 years experience
Go To ER: Problems breathing secondary to an oropharyngeal, epiglottic, or lanryngotracheal process can be an emergency. It needs to be urgently evaluated to so that it does not worsen to complete obstruction. Go to the er/ed or your pcp asap.
Dr. Mitchell Zeitler
Anesthesiology 39 years experience
ENT: See a otolaryngologist (ENT) for an evaluation. It could be nothing or something that will go away or something very serious.

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Last updated Oct 13, 2016

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