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I feel like there is a pill lodged in my throat could it still be after a day?

I feel like there is a pill lodged in my throat could it still be after a day?

Possibly: The pill may be stuck or sticking in the esophagus. Depending on the pill, it can be caustic and eroding the lining of the esophagus and can lead to a major and serious condition. The pill may still be there a day later. Make sure to take pills with plenty of water and stay upright for 30-45 mins after (some meds even longer - ie fosamax) if persists or worsens - see your doctor. ...Read more

Pharynx (Definition)

It is the connection between the mouth and the throat. The 3 parts are the oropharynx, nasopharynx, and hypo-pharynx. The pharynx leads into the ...Read more


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Cut iron pill in half. Take everynight. Felt like got stuck. Gaggin, burnin, now swollen. Next day still pain, swollen, one side hard in back of throat. Scared?

Cut iron pill in half. Take everynight. Felt like got stuck. Gaggin, burnin, now swollen. Next day still pain, swollen, one side hard in back of throat. Scared?

This feels terrible,: Doesn't it? Obviously you were trying to deal with a large pill, but it still didn't go down smoothly. Drinking with LOTS of water helps. The pill could have traumatized your pharynx/esophagus, perhaps scratching/even ulcerating an area. The sensation can last for days but should slowly improve. As long as you can swallow and no blood, OK to watch. If worsens/persists, need to see Doc. Good luck! ...Read more

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I took a magnesium oxide pill yesterday 400mg and it was very difficult to swallow now a day later I still feel ike its stuck right in the middleof my throat will it eventually dissolve its very uncomfortable?

I took a magnesium oxide pill yesterday 400mg and it was very difficult to swallow now a day later I still feel ike its stuck right in the middleof my throat will it eventually dissolve its very uncomfortable?

Yes: The pill will eventually pass, and you can help it move into the esophagus by eating something like bread. If that doesn't work then just give it another day. If the sensation persists, you should see an otolaryngologist for an evaluation. ...Read more

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I'm 17 if that matters. I was just wondering if y'all still offer pills for strep throat.

I'm 17 if that matters. I was just wondering if y'all still offer pills for strep throat.

Sure.: Via consultation with one of our doctors, we can evaluate your symptoms and see what antibiotic may be appropriate for what ails you. ...Read more

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Swallowed capsule this morning, pill went down sideways. Throat hurts since, could it still be stuck? Wouldn't it dissolve by now? Should be concerned?

Swallowed capsule this morning, pill went down sideways. Throat hurts since, could it still be stuck? Wouldn't it dissolve by now? Should be concerned?

Highly unlikely: That it is still stuck there. It most likely irritated the area when you swallowed it. If you develop any breathing problem or voice loss, it could have gone down the trachea. If pain persists beyond one day or if you develop breathing or voice problem, you should see a doctor. ...Read more

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Took a vitamin pill that got stuck. Two days later, throat still hurts intermittently. Is there something that will soothe the throat?

Took a vitamin pill that got stuck. Two days later, throat still hurts intermittently. Is there something that will soothe the throat?

Time: The inflammation you have from the initial event will go away eventually, however f you want you could use over the counter chloraseptic spray if it really bothers you. If it continue to be a problem then see your physician. ...Read more

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Morning after pill stuck in throat, would it still work?

Morning after pill stuck in throat, would it still work?

If you didn't: Vomit it back up, it will eventually pass and be absorbed. Plan b one-step ; similar morning after pills can reduce your risk of pregnancy by up to 95% if used within 24 hours of sex.
According to planned parenthood when Plan B is taken 48 to 72 hours after intercourse the efficacy is 61%. ...Read more

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Took pill for uti but feels like it's stuck in my throat. Drinking plenty of fluids to try to get it down but the sensation still there. Is it stuck?

Took pill for uti but feels like it's stuck in my throat. Drinking plenty of fluids to try to get it down but the sensation still there. Is it stuck?

Possibly: If the pill is 'stuck' in the esophagus, eating some bread followed by fluids could dislodge it. It is also possible that the pill may have caused some irritation to the lining of the esophagus that causes the sensation that there is something there. ...Read more

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Why is it every time I swallow a pill, it felt like the pill is still stuck in my throat? I can still breath and speak but it worries me.

Why is it every time I swallow a pill, it felt like the pill is still stuck in my throat? I can still breath and speak but it worries me.

It also depends on: The size of the pill. If you take several large pills together you can have this sensation even if you have a normal esophagus though a stricture (narrowing) could do this as well especially if you have underlying GERD (reflux) which can predispose you to this. If food sticks in your throat/chest you definitely need further evaluation. ...Read more

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Today I woke up burning up, still am. Throat has been sore for the past 4days. I took some pills for the fever but I feel really off. What could it be? I went to doctor about 2 weeks back for the same thing but I was throwing up then when I had liqui

Today I woke up burning up, still am. Throat has been sore for the past 4days. I took some pills for the fever but I feel really off. What could it be? I went to doctor about 2 weeks back for the same thing but I was throwing up then when I had liqui

Dr. Can check again: Throat symptoms can be from a strep throat infection (antibiotics are needed), a cold or other virus (antibiotics usually not used), allergies or irritants, sinusitis, stomach reflux when asleep, etc... Usually a person sees the doctor if the throat is bothersome, recurrent, or doesn't go away quickly (mainly to check for strep). Mononucleosis and some other infections can also cause sore throat. ...Read more

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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.

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.

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. ...Read more

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Every time my husband takes Zoloft (sertraline) he feels as if the pill is still stuck in the middle of his throat even if he drinks more water & it's painful.

Every time my husband takes Zoloft (sertraline) he feels as if the pill is still stuck in the middle of his throat even if he drinks more water & it's painful.

Below: 1-first take a drink of water to moisten the mouth and throat

2-then put the pill on the back of the tongue

3-immediately drink some more water-but through a straw, this will increase the velocity of the water and make it easier to swallow. ...Read more

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Pill was stuck in throat. ER visit nothing shows on xray. Still have irritation in throat what shall I do?

Pill was stuck in throat. ER visit nothing shows on xray. Still have irritation in throat what shall I do?

Salt water: Gargle with warm salt and water and your symptoms should improve or resolve within 24 hours. You may have a mild pill esophagitis (irritation of the esophagus). ...Read more

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I was given a choke hold two weeks ago. My throat is still sore and it feels as though a pill is caught in my throat. No major pain, just a light ache?

I was given a choke hold two weeks ago. My throat is still sore and it feels as though a pill is caught in my throat. No major pain, just a light ache?

Should get checked: There is a risk of hyoid bone or cartilage injury from choke holds. Since symptoms are persisting, they should be evaluated by a physician, who will likely recommend an imaging study (ct/mri/other) to identify source of your discomfort, if not readily found on exam. Ent dr would be reasonable, but primary care could order studies to evaluate. ...Read more

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I took a morning after pill and I tried to wash it down with water, bread, meat but it still feels stuck in my throat. Will it still work?

I took a morning after pill and I tried to wash it down with water, bread, meat but it still feels stuck in my throat. Will it still work?

Yes.: It is highly unlikely to be stuck in your throat. You may be feeling some irritation in your esophagus from the pill, but I'm certain that it went down and is working.. ...Read more

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Throat, ears and head hurts, still have some cefprozil 500mg (8 pills left) -- can I take them stil?

May not help: If your only issue is pain then your best bet is something like advil or tylenol (acetaminophen). Pain, generalized in the head as you describe, may be viral and antibiotics don't help viral illnesses. ...Read more

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Diagnosed with tonsillitis on Monday & given a z-pak. On last pill-Fever & aches are gone but throat, ears, neck, lymph nodes, & jaw still VERY sore?

Diagnosed with tonsillitis on Monday & given a z-pak. On last pill-Fever & aches are gone but throat, ears, neck, lymph nodes, & jaw still VERY sore?

Zithromax: Well, there's no easy answer to this one. .. First, Zithromax has a long half life and will continue to work for another 5 days. So it's possible that it just hasn't eradicated the infection yet. Although, it's possible that your "brand" of bacterial tonsilitis could be resistant to Zithromax. Best to check in with your doctor just to be sure. ...Read more

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I recently had strep throat and I'm supposed to take 3 pills a day but I just take 1 a day now. Could I get strep throat by not taking the medicine?

I recently had strep throat and I'm supposed to take 3 pills a day but I just take 1 a day now. Could I get strep throat by not taking the medicine?

Failed treatment: The treatment plan for a given condition is based on the type of antibiotic and how it is best used to kill the germ. If you are only using 1/3 of the treatment daily, you risk just failing to kill off the germ, and allowing it to persist after treatment. It would be as if you never treated it. ...Read more

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Magnesium ox pill got stuck. Think dissolved in throat after a day cuz it feels different then when was first stuck now throat mildly burning/irritated

Magnesium ox pill got stuck. Think dissolved in throat after a day cuz it feels different then when was first stuck now throat mildly burning/irritated

Inflammation: Always swallow pills with enough water, sitting up. Some meds can "burn a hole" through the lining of the esophagus if they don't pass into the stomach; can cause very painful ulceration. Don't know if that is what you have. Call your md; meds available to speed healing, if that is what is going on. ...Read more