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Difficulty swallowing pills, dry patch in throat. Have Hashimoto's thyroiditis and GERD

difficulty swallowing pills for the last month or so; they catch in my throat (at least feels that way). Won t wash down with water, so I have to eat something to push them down. It feels like there s something there in my throat all the time. Also feels like a dry patch in the throat that isn t relieved with water. Have Hashimoto s thyroiditis and GERD .
Asked On : Wed, 10 Oct 2012
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Hi, Hashimoto's thyroiditis is unlikely to give dysphagia unless accompanied by a voluminous goitre. GERD can produce such symptoms and quite often produces these. The thing to rule out is any space occupying lesion at the esophageal inlet or esophagus and an upper GI endoscopy is usually required for this. Please take a course of Proton pump inhibitors and mucain gel and if things do not improve, consult an ENT and go for endoscopy. Regards
Answered: Sat, 30 Nov 2013
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