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Sore Throat Esophagus Pain
My esophagus feels like it is closing, it is not a typical sore throat. No scratchy feeling in back of throat. Middle of neck sore?
Esophagus trauma: Observe. Use tylenol (acetaminophen) for discomfort if no liver problems. Cold soft diet may help any local swelling and tenderness. If there is fever or chest pain then I would seek emergent evaluation to make sure no tear occurred. Always let the physician doing the procedure know, because they would know how likely that could be from the difficulty of the procedure. ...Read more
Can you get a sore throat only on the left side with esophagus cancer or would your entire throat hurt?
Sore throat is not a: It is not a common symptom of cancer of the esophagus because, by definition, throat is a part of the pharynx....Esophagus begins further down where the boundary of throat finishes. Sore throat can be more severe on one side but it typically involves both sides especially if it is due to viruses like the cold virus. Radiotherapy on one side of the neck can be the cause of a ones sided sore-throat. ...Read more
What is causing my sore throats and pain? For months I have had this returning sore throat and pain on both sides of my esophagus. After an encounter with cinnamon, my sore throat suddenly appeared and the pain returned again. This pain is similar to a b
Tough: Tough to answer with out an examination and full history. Recommend seeing your personal physician. ...Read more
Sore throat. Hurts to swallow its not in my upper throat its in like my lower throat. Worse when waking up. How do I know if its my esophagus or throat?
Sore throat?: You cannot tell by yourself. See an ENT doctor and be examined. Good luck. ...Read more
Hello I have mild inflamed esophagus from endoscopy. Been on Nexium (esomeprazole) for a few weeks. How do I stop the sore throat and belching? It's awful!
Call your G.I. doc.: If it is going to help, Nexium (esomeprazole) would probably have started giving you some relief by now. I would recommend avoiding any particular foods that you notice make the problem worse. You should consider tilting your bed and avoiding caffeine and alcohol. I would call your gastroenterologist to see if you need to adjust the Nexium (esomeprazole) dosage or switch to a new medicine. Good luck. ...Read more
How can you soothe sore throat after vomiting, especially if your esophagus bleed a little from irritation?
I have a sore throat for couple weeks now. It feels like something hanging from inside esophagus like a skin tag, I feel like to swallow it. Advice pl?
Dysphagia any cause: Distinguish "transfer dysphagia" (problem moving food from mouth to top of esophagus) vs. "transit dysphagia" (problem getting food down esophagus & into stomach). Motility disorders, strictures, ulceration (pill-associated, viral, or more typically gerd), tumors (benign or not) must all be ruled out. Endoscopy offers the advantage over x-rays by permitting biopsy & removal of lesions, dilation. ...Read more
Hi I had an endoscopy a month ago. Mildly inflamed esophagus. Been on nexium (esomeprazole).but I have a sore throat and a lump feeling along with burps. I need help?
May need follow up..: While sore throat and burping are not uncommon follow ing the endoscopy, I would not expect these types of things to last for an entire month afterward. As you know, they sedate you and put a tube down your throat, then pump air into the intestines to open them for a better camera view--that air can cause a bloated feeling and belching afterward. Sore throat is also very typical. Maybe not this long. ...Read more
I had an GastroEndoscopy 3 days ago. Developed sore throat and flu symptoms 8h after, how long after endoscopy can you develop esophagus perforation?
Almost immediately: An esophageal perf. With endoscopy is a serious and almost immediate condition. Severe pain, tachycardia, fever - this is a bad event. A bit of sore throat is not uncommon after EGD, but if you have real concerns you should put a call in to your GI team now. Good luck ...Read more
Hi had an endoscopy last month and I have a mildly inflamed esophagus so I've been on and off Prilosec and Nexium (esomeprazole) but still have sore throat, heartburn?
Need more time: Prilosec and nexium (esomeprazole) need time to work. Ideally you should take them daily before breakfast and for 2 months. If your symptoms persist or return after you stop therapy, you should consider a pH monitoring study to quantify the magnitude of the problem and take further action. ...Read more
The right side of my neck, near the esophagus, is sore. It is not a sore throat like the kind you get when you have a cold. Rather it feels almost like I was punched in the neck. It is uncomfortable to swallow or yawn. What could this be?
Gland? See a doctor.: Use HealthTap Prime or talk to your regular physician to get a diagnosis. A doctor will need to examine your neck in order to get to the bottom of this. It could be minor, but it could be a viral infection (with swollen glands), it could be irritation of the throat (laryngopharyngitis) from stuck food / fish bones, acid reflux, a thyroid problem, or any number of things. Get help soon, & good luck ...Read more
Hello. For the last 2 days I have a feeling like there is food stuck in the base of my esophagus. I can swallow but swallowing food goes down slow. I have a very minor sore throat and feel the need to burp a lot. When I burp I can feel the lump again.
Globus: This lump in the throat sensation needs to be seen by an ENT MD with history, exam, and fiberoptic exam, ...Read more
How long after an EGD can you develop an esophageal perforation? I had an EGD 10 days ago & still have a really sore throat.
Egd: Esophageal perforation after EGD is very rare and occurs acutely within days after the procedure. Clinical risk factors include difficult procedure, male sex, and patients over the age of 60 based on limited clinical evidence. If you have acute chest pain with radiation to the back or shoulder or acute vomiting, you should go to the ER right away. ...Read more
Meds for nonspecific esophageal dysmotility? Food sticks so heartburn & sore throat. Behavioral measures better (soft food, lots of water)?
Diet and maybe meds: A difficult problem. Be sure it is not related to nerve issues such as in diabetic gastroparesis. Trying to eat small meals throughout the day (grazing) can help. Be sure to avoid irritants such as caffeine and tobacco as both make heartburn worse by relaxing the muscles at the opening of the stomach. Some meds like Erythromycin and metochopramide may be needed to stimulate movement. Fluids good. ...Read more
I was hoarse for a day or two and now I have a cough and no throat pain when I swallow but if I touch my esophagus it's tender what's wrong?
Anything's possible!: H.Pylori status is checked with the intention of treating the infection to eradication, when found. Some strains of h.Pylori may increase your risk of ulceration as well as of stomach cancer. Diagnostic options: serology (a positive test may not necessarily mean active infection), breath testing, stool testing for h.Pylori antigen, stomach biopsy or CLO testing. ...Read more
Soothing sore throat: Many times, when your child is sick, the best thing you can do is soothe and treat their symptoms while their body heals. For sore throat, try cool liquids, a vaporizer and Acetaminophen or ibuprofen. For coughs, use nasal saline drops or spray, a vaporizer, elevate the head of the bed and give plenty of fluids. Most cough medicines do very little to stop coughing! ...Read more
Feel like a sore throat is coming. Please advices that I can stop it from getting worse. P. S. I have something important that I can't miss.
Pharyngitis: Get a doctor to look at this. If it is strep immediate treatment with antibiotics may shorten the duration of infection. ...Read more
Maybe antibiotics: Sore throat can be caused by virus or bacteria. I would recommend that you see a doctor and get a rapid strep and culture. If it is strep, you will need a prescription for an antibiotic. In the meantime there are lots of soothing otc lozenges for relief of pain. Tylenol (acetaminophen) or Motrin also help with the pain. ...Read more
It depends: Many sore throats are viral and will go away without treatment. Gargle with warm salt water several times a day and eat ice cream or drink cold drinks for comfort. You can find some lozenges that will numb the throat but they will also numb the tongue, which some people don't like. If you also have a fever, headache, bad breath, or swollen glands in your neck, you should be checked. ...Read more
Doctor can evaluate: New throat pain can be from a strep throat infection (antibiotics are needed), a cold or mild flu (antibiotics are not used), or from some other cause such as allergies or irritants. Usually, a person sees the doctor if the sore throat is bothersome, recurrent, or doesn't go away in a day or two (mainly to check for strep throat). Throat lozenges and Tylenol (acetaminophen) can decrease throat pain, for 1-2 days. ...Read more
Sore throat: Greetings. This is one of those questions that my knee jerk response would be to say, "take Tylenol (acetaminophen) or ibuprofen and call me in the morning. " A sore throat could come from a a number of causes. But with the information you shared, I'd say try a pain relief medication and if it worsens or begins to worry you then seek further care in an ER or your doctor's office. Good luck. ...Read more
Sore throat: If you have a significantly sore throat w swollen tonsils / lymph nodes – see your medical provider ; get a strep throat test ; culture. Saltwater gargles are helpful. Mix a 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 amount of lemon juice is good. ...Read more
Doctor can check: New throat pain can be from a strep throat infection (antibiotics are needed), a cold or influenza (antibiotics usually not used), or from some other cause such as allergies or irritants. Usually, a person sees the doctor if the sore throat is bothersome, recurrent, or doesn't go away quickly (mainly to check for strep). Throat lozenges and Tylenol (acetaminophen) or Motrin can help decrease pain. ...Read more