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Throat congestion after thyroid surgery. Pain while swallowing and smoking. Cancerous cells found. What to do to ease the pain?

I have smoked cigarettes for nearly 20 years. About a year ago I had Thyroid Surgery , The Dr. did a great job. But here recently I feel like I have something caught in my throat , Sometimes it hurts to swallow and it really hurts when I smoke a cigarette. When they took my thyroid out they found cancerous cell. What can I do to keep my throat from hurting so much ?
Asked On : Tue, 22 Jan 2013
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Thanks for your query.
Most probably,you might have acquired Upper respiratory tract infection. Because of infection and inflammation,there may be difficult in swallowing.
Please consult your doctor and get examined.If it is due to infection,it will be subsided with Antibiotic and Anti inflammatory drugs.
As you got treated for thyroid cancer,please get checked whether any recurrence has occured or not.
Hope it is a minor infection.
Wish you good health
Answered: Tue, 22 Jan 2013
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