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A 22-year-old female asked:

I'm 21 and i think my pill (diane35) got stuck in my throat (right side). i have eaten and swallowed food and drunk lots of liquid but it still there.

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Dr. John McMahan
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery 50 years experience
Pill in Throat: Most pills will disolve slowly within a few minutes. If this persists, see an ENT or GI specialist - sometimes a small pocket or diverticulum developes that catch food or medications but this is usually on the left side. Some pills can actually burn the throat (tetracyclines) so if the issue persists ask your doctor for a referral.
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