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Feeling like something obstructing in the throat near the ribs, causing discomfort, have smoking habit. Suggestions?

I have a painful throat after I went to Leeds festival last night. It s not directly my throat but its below it near my rib cage. It s not quite a pain either but it feels like somethings there. I smoked a lot yesterday and I think that s the cause. When I feel it with my hands there is nothing there however. It just feels like there s something in my throat and it s causing discomfort.
Asked On : Wed, 29 Aug 2012
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ENT Specialist 's  Response
Hi, you seem to have symptoms which can be explained with reflux esophagitis and gastritis. Smoking contributes to these problems and should be avoided. Please take a course of proton pump inhibitors and mucain gel. If things do not improve, see an ENT and get an upper GI endoscopy done. Regards
Answered: Wed, 25 Dec 2013
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