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My doc couldn't diagnose, but I have a pain in my neck which is hardly noticeable until I swallow. No lumps or swelling. Can't feel it if I push at it?

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Dr. Arthur Heller
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
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In brief: ENT exam?

Ents can do exams that the rest of us don't, look deeper. Sometimes may need imaging studies like swallowing study or ct.

In brief: ENT exam?

Ents can do exams that the rest of us don't, look deeper. Sometimes may need imaging studies like swallowing study or ct.
Dr. Arthur Heller
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Dr. Pierrette Mimi Poinsett
Translation- ENT= ear nose and throat Imaging studies= tests like x-rays, ultrasound CT- scan- special kind of xray that gives great detail organs, bone, muscle, etc under the skin
Dr. Robert Knox
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
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In brief: Neck Pain

If it hurts to swallow, this is likely esophageal muscle spasm, most often due to either a recent viral pharynges, bacterial pharyngitis, or acid reflux.
How long this has been going on says a lot about the cause. If this persists, go see your doctor. Try liquid antacids, such as maalox first. Does the pain get better?

In brief: Neck Pain

If it hurts to swallow, this is likely esophageal muscle spasm, most often due to either a recent viral pharynges, bacterial pharyngitis, or acid reflux.
How long this has been going on says a lot about the cause. If this persists, go see your doctor. Try liquid antacids, such as maalox first. Does the pain get better?
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