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My doc couldn't diagnose, but i have a pain in my neck which is hardly noticeable until i swallow. no lumps or swelling. can't feel it if i push at it?

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Dr. Arthur Heller
Gastroenterology 44 years experience
ENT exam?: Ents can do exams that the rest of us don't, look deeper. Sometimes may need imaging studies like swallowing study or ct.
Dr. Pierrette Mimi Poinsett
Pediatrics 39 years experience
Translation- ENT= ear nose and throat Imaging studies= tests like x-rays, ultrasound CT- scan- special kind of xray that gives great detail organs, bone, muscle, etc under the skin
Apr 15, 2012
Dr. Robert Knox
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 38 years experience
Neck Pain: If it hurts to swallow, this is likely esophageal muscle spasm, most often due to either a recent viral pharynges, bacterial pharyngitis, or acid reflux. How long this has been going on says a lot about the cause. If this persists, go see your doctor. Try liquid antacids, such as maalox first. Does the pain get better?

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