A 44-year-old member asked:
3 month history of chest pain, dyspnea, and throat tightness. chest xrays, cpet, all fine. 1 month history of throat pain. nasal endoscopy showed swollen epiglottis and ent says silent reflux..concerned about throat cancer. should we do imaging?
1 doctor answer • 3 doctors weighed in
Internal Medicine 62 years experience
For the throat symptoms workup I would abide by the advice of your ENT. If reflux is a problem you may also be experiencing an esophageal motility disorder or actual inflammation of the esophagus to account for the chest discomfort. For this portion of your workup I recommend consulting a gastroenterologist to obtain an accurate diagnosis and receive appropriate treatment & follow-up.
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