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Gd afternoon doc, i wanna ask about my mom since three days ago her getting pain when swallowing, pain in the muscles and fever, what therapy to her?

Gd afternoon doc, i wanna ask about my mom since three days ago her getting pain when swallowing, pain in the muscles and fever, what therapy to her?

Take her to a doctor: I'm so sorry your mom is sick! she needs to be fully evaluated by a doctor to see what is going on. It sounds like an infection, and at the very least you should let her doctor know what is going on, and have the doctor decide when she should be seen. ...Read more

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Had dysphagia, odynophagia, high fever.Dr prscrbd cefixime 6 day course.Was ok fr 3-4 days, then my throat pain started again with severe dry cough.Abx?

Possibly: Whenever treatment fails or relapses, it would be good to see the doctor again for a new evaluation; the time course, response to therapy, or new symptoms often prompts a change in thought as to what the disease is. ...Read more

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Yellow, white tongue. Sore throat, like something in back. Painful swallowing and nausea. Voice sometimes sounds funny. Just finish h plyori treatment?

Yellow, white tongue. Sore throat, like something in back. Painful swallowing and nausea. Voice sometimes sounds funny. Just finish h plyori treatment?

Doctor can examine: 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). Some throat lozenges and Tylenol (acetaminophen) or Motrin can decrease pain. ...Read more

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Help me please (pain with swallowing) and epiglottitis?

Help me please (pain with swallowing) and epiglottitis?

Inflammed throat: The epiglottis sits above the larynx and when inflammed/infected (epiglossitis), causes very painful swallowing, and when worse starts to block the upper airway that leads through larynx (voice box), into trachea, into bronchial tubes, into the lower branches of the respiratory tract. This is an emergency that must be treated immediately. Also c prior answers related to this disorder. ...Read more

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What is the difference between epiglotitis and pain with swallowing?

What is the difference between epiglotitis and pain with swallowing?

Overlapping: You will have pain with swallowing if you have epiglotitis. However, epiglotitis is not the only cause of painful swallowing (odynophagia). Radiation, ulcers, infections, acid, medications can all lead to odynophagia. Epiglotitis is usually caused by an infection. ...Read more

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Pain with swallowing and yawning, is it strep?

Pain with swallowing and yawning, is it strep?

Unlikely, but...: Strep throat usually presents with a severe sore throat, body aches and fever. The only way to accurately diagnose strep is with a strep test that can easily be performed by your primary care. ...Read more

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If have all the symptoms of both tonsillitis and strep except the painful swallowing i just started having them 2 days ago but my strep test was neg. ?

If have all the symptoms of both tonsillitis and strep except the painful swallowing i just started having them 2 days ago but my strep test was neg. ?

Culture?: Sometimes different strep shows up on a culture and not on a rapid. Consider getting a culture if one was not done or maybe a virus / mono is responsible. Good luck ...Read more

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Could tietze syndrome lead to painful swallowing and burping?

Could tietze syndrome lead to painful swallowing and burping?

NO: Tietze's disease or syndrome is a musculoskeletal problem and would not cause these symptoms. ...Read more

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Frequent sore throats every few months.Red & painful swallowing/eating. Haven't got tonsils as were removed years ago, no other symptoms. What is it?

Frequent sore throats every few months.Red & painful swallowing/eating. Haven't got tonsils as were removed years ago, no other symptoms. What is it?

Pharyngitis : Even without tonsils you can still get viral infections affecting the area where the tonsils were, and occasionally some tonsillar tissue may be left behind. If you are concerned you should see your family doctor when your throat is sore ...Read more

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For 3 months I have had painful swallowing, sometimes feels like food gets caught in my throat. painful even with water. can't see anything at back of?

For 3 months I have had painful swallowing, sometimes feels like food gets caught in my throat. painful even with water. can't see anything at back of?

Painful swallowing: F unknown age or medical Hx or ethnicity asks: For 3 months I have had painful swallowing, sometimes feels like food gets caught in my throat. painful even with water. can't see anything at back of? ANS: You need to see a Dr who can get more information and look at your throat. If you are young could be diverticulum or if old- cancer of the esophagus to mention a few. If losing wt do now. ...Read more

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What is this knot under left jaw bone, can't open mouth which has made me unable to eat, pain when swallowing, pain to the touch. ?

See OMS: Pain is your body's way of telling you something is wrong. You need to see an oral & maxillofacial surgeon to find out if you have an infected tooth, or some other process going on. ...Read more

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Help plz! Can sacralization of t11-12 cause swallowing pain at the level of the sternum?

Sacralization is -: -usually between the L1-S1 vertebrae. this would be a very long sacralisation covering +/- 6 levels. unheard of. ...Read more

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I have difficult and painful swallowing and a strange blood filled bubble on my left tonsil what is it?

Painful swallowing: Painful swallowing can be due to: a viral or bacterial infection (like strep throat) causing swollen and painful tonsils; tumors (benign or malignant: more often in older patients with other risk factors like smoking, GERD/reflux disease); allergy; anaphylactic shock (very rare). Have your MD/PCP take a look to be sure it is not due to Strep. ...Read more

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I am experiencing difficulty swallowing. Pain tearing feeling in left and right side of my neck muscles?

I am experiencing  difficulty swallowing. Pain tearing feeling in left and right side of my neck muscles?

Pain & swallowing: Please see your doctor. This may one of several things from minor to more important. Your doc will figure it out and help. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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2 ulcers on the tongue lining, since 45 days. Started off with a pain below tongue and during swallowing, pain occurs every month for 3 days.

2 ulcers on the tongue lining, since 45 days. Started off with a pain below tongue and during swallowing, pain occurs every month for 3 days.

Get evaluated: Pls see your dr or ENT or oromaxillary specialist to find out what this is and what is causing it to still be there for over a month. ...Read more

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Two ulcers on the tongue lining for 45 days. Pain below tongue and while swallowing, pain persists for 3 days occurs every month for past 1 year?

Two ulcers on the tongue lining for 45 days. Pain below tongue and while swallowing, pain persists for 3 days occurs every month for past 1 year?

"3-Day Rule": Impossible to tell without eval. See the dentist for evaluation. As a general rule: you should seek professional help for any unusual dental or medical issue that lasts more than three days or re-occurs more than three times over separate occasions. More than 3 days? It may be bigger than you think. ...Read more

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Burning , hard heavy swallowing, pain in chest between the breast. What could be the cause?

Burning , hard heavy swallowing, pain in chest between the breast. What could be the cause?

Esophagus issue: These symptoms sound like an esophageal disorder. This avenue between mouth and stomach can become inflamed, leading to chest pain or fullness as well as difficulty swallowing. I would recommend you purchase Omeprazole over the counter, a once a day acid blocker that will likely alleviate symptoms. If not substantial improvement in a few days then seek out a gastroenterologist. ...Read more

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I have a 99.5 temperature. Painful swallowing, minor nausea and fatigue. I had mono five years ago. Do I have it again?

I have a 99.5 temperature. Painful swallowing, minor nausea and fatigue. I had mono five years ago. Do I have it again?

Strep is more common: Maybe mono. Maybe not mono. 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). Throat lozenges may help lessen throat pain. ...Read more

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Should I go to the ER with painful swallowing after an upper endoscopy? Would a perforation be common enough to warrant a diagnostic x-ray?

Should I go to the ER with painful swallowing after an upper endoscopy? Would a perforation be common enough to warrant a diagnostic x-ray?

Rare: Would be rare. Rather than going to ER, call the MD who did the scope. MDs always have someone on call after hours. If you can't reach him/her, then go to ER. ...Read more