A 20-year-old female asked:
for three weeks it hurts to swallow food and i just want to know wat caused this?
2 doctor answers • 5 doctors weighed in
Gastroenterology 26 years experience
Dysphagia: If this a new pattern there can be several causes including erosive esophagitis, antibiotic use with tetracyclines, and even fungal infections. I believe you should request a consult. Contact me at. Dr. Howard Vrown @ health tap.com
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Medical Oncology 50 years experience
Get an exam done: Any pain going on for more than 2-3 weeks requires an examination by your doctor to find the cause. Depending on the location of the pain, it could be strept throat(an infection) or if it is further down in your throat it can be a problem in the esophagus.
You should go see a family, doctor or internist better still will be an ENT doctor who can look inside your throat with a light.
2338 viewsAnswered >2 years ago
Last updated Feb 26, 2016
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