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Why does it hurt to swallow?

Why does it hurt to swallow?

There isn't too : Much info here. You could have inflammation or an infection. Or significantly sore throat w swollen tonsils / lymph nodes – see physician ; get a strep throat test ; culture. Antibiotics are imperative for strep throat. Try saltwater gargles. Mix tsp of salt in 8 oz of warm water – gargle w this several times/day. ...Read more

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Hi it hurts when I swallow food?

Hi it hurts when I swallow food?

Dysphasia: Swallowing pain can be for multiple reasons. Sometimes swallowing something hard can cause pain and irritation. Fungal infections can cause painful swallowing. There are conditions like achalasia or "nutcracker" esophagus can cause this. ...Read more

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Why does it hurt to swallow tomatoes?

Why does it hurt to swallow tomatoes?

Tomatoes: are actually quite ACIDIC and can be irritating for sensitive individuals..check it out you may have other food allergies. Hope this helps Dr Z ...Read more

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Why is it that when I swallow, it really hurts?

Odynophagia: Odynophagia is fancy medical term for painful swallowing which can be due to many different things, mostly infections. So go see your FamilyDoc fo evaluation then ENT if further testing is required. ...Read more

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It hurts really bad to swallow. What should I do?

It hurts really bad to swallow. What should I do?

Sore throat?: For significantly sore throat w swollen tonsils / lymph nodes – see physician ; get a strep throat test ; culture. Antibiotics are imperative for strep throat. Try saltwater gargles. Mix tsp of salt in 8 oz of warm water – gargle w this several times/day. You can gargle w aloe vera juice a couple of times per day. A mix of chamomile tea w honey ; a small amt of lemon juice helps. ...Read more

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It hurts my back when I swallow. Should I be concerned?

It hurts my back when I swallow. Should I be concerned?

Yes : You need evaluation. It is not normal and could be due to infections, erosive esophagitis mass ...Read more

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It hurts when i swallow...bad it's Ben continuing for about a month.

Too long.: You have been sick too long. Time to see a doc and get a thorough evaluation to find out what is going on. Do you want to wait and see if you get worse first????? No, see a doc and get better, instead! ...Read more

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It's really hard to swallow & it hurts for the past few days why is this?

It's really hard to swallow & it hurts for the past few days  why is this?

Consult: you need to see your doctor for examination to rule out viral vs bacterial infections. You may need a throat culture or X-rays to accurately diagnose the problem ...Read more

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Have had a read through and it has been on fire I cannot swallow and it hurts to do anything?

Have had a read through and it has been on fire I cannot swallow and it hurts to do anything?

Sore throat: Pleas seek medical attention. Could be strep which should be treated with antibiotics.. Also can be abccess, which needs antibiotics. Other causes can include mononucleosis, reflux, STDs, rare autoimmune disease . You can gargle with salt water, and/or gargle with maalox 4 teaspoons maalox mixed with 1 teaspoon children's liquid benedryl .But see a doctor . ...Read more

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What to do if i swallowed my barbell and my stomach hurts?

What to do if i swallowed my barbell and my stomach hurts?

Med evaluation: Although small items often pass through the GI track without difficulty (like a penny), an uncapped barbell can get caught in & even tear tissue. Because you are now experiencing abdominal pain - encourage you to be seen at the emergency room. ...Read more

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Hurts to swallow and glands swollen?

Hurts to swallow and glands swollen?

See your physician: See your physician who can properly diagnose and treat your symptoms. It could be many things. It's better to catch things early so that they do not advance into more serious or complicated issues. Feel better. ...Read more

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It hurts my throat to swallow. Why?

It hurts my throat to swallow. Why?

Many possibilities.: It's not possible to say why your throat hurts when you swallow without more details or your history and an exam. There are many potential sources of odynophagia, or painful swallowing. See a doctor to have your throat examined. ...Read more

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It hurts to swallow what can I do?

It hurts to swallow what can I do?

Sore throat: For significantly sore throat w swollen tonsils / lymph nodes – see physician ; get a strep throat test ; culture. Antibiotics are imperative for strep throat. Try saltwater gargles. Mix tsp of salt in 8 oz of warm water – gargle w this several times/day. You can gargle w aloe vera juice a couple of times per day. A mix of chamomile tea w honey ; a small amt of lemon juice helps. ...Read more

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Everytime i swallow my uvula hurts why?

Everytime i swallow my uvula hurts why?

Sore throat: It sounds like a routine sore throat, which is usually viral, but it could be bacterial. Allergic reactions can cause swelling of the uvula, but it wouldnt typically hurt. If it gets worse, see your doctor as you might need an antibiotic. Feel better. ...Read more

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My back hurts when i swallow or eat. Why?

My back hurts when i swallow or eat. Why?

Many things: Pancreatitis, gallbladder, gastric ulcer, many other possibilities....See your doctor! ...Read more

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Why does it hurt when i swallow even water?

Why does it hurt when i swallow even water?

See your doctor: This cannot be answered without a complete physical exam with your doctor, especially if it has continued for more than a week. ...Read more

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When i swallow it hurts and my neck hurts ?

When i swallow it hurts and my neck hurts ?

Sore throat: Pain on swallowing can be due to a throat infection by a virus or strep. It also occur with inflammation of the thyroid gland or other neck structures. If painful swallowing persists without other signs of a viral infection, see your physician for evaluation,diagnosis and treatment. Appropriate tests will be ordered and perhaps a referral to an otolaryngologist will be made if indicated. ...Read more