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Horrible pain when swallowing any food, saliva or drinking. What's going on?

I drank water this morning and it felt like it got stock in the middle of my throat ... I force to swallow and after that I been having this horrible pain when swallowing any food, saliva or drinking. Its really bothering me and I don t know whats going on? Can any one help? can you answer without charging me? I will appreciated.
Asked On : Mon, 29 Oct 2012
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Internal Medicine Specialist 's  Response
Welcome to HCM
Acute painful swallowing is commonly due to infection of Tonsils and Throat,that is tonsillopharyngitis, but accurate history and examination is required to know exact cause of painful deglutition.
You should consult a ENT Surgeon who will examine and once cause is known it can be treated accordinly.
Sometimes a ulcer in posterior part may be very painful,even some pathology in food pipe cause pain ful swallowing.
so please do not neglect it arrange for consultation with GP/ENT Surgeon.
In the mean time a paracetamol or syrup may help to give some releif and hot saline gargles also help.
take care
Good luck to you
Answered: Mon, 29 Oct 2012
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Radiologist Dr. Ganesh Sanap's  Response
Hi, welocme to HCM
Pain during swallowing liquid has few differtial diagnosis, like aclasia cardia, diffuse esopheal spasm. These are oesophgeal pathologies. There is a test knows as Barium swallow, which is not costly will help u.
Consult a board certified surgeon or radiologist for further evaluation.
Thanking you.
Answered: Mon, 29 Oct 2012
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