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Throat pain on swallowing large piece of food, neck and shoulder pain. History of allergies. Treatment?

Hi, I swallowed a piece of chicken breast ...probably too big of a piece and when I swallowed it hurt and it felt like the right side of my throat contracted which caused me to get scared and then I felt pain in my neck and in my right shoulder . It never blocked my airway. It has been a week and I still feel like there is something in my throat down by my collar bone. Could I have scratched something or could it still be there? The feeling comes and goes. I also have allergies.
Asked On : Mon, 27 Aug 2012
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Yes large peice of food through esophagus may hurt. Since you have taken chicken, the bone piece may have scratched the wall of food pipe.
The pain in right shoulder might be a referred pain.
Sometimes when throat hurts it would cause spasm and it will make difficult to swallow.
Since you havnt given any symptoms of fever, cough etc it is easier to rule out sore throat.
The constant pain may be due to some bone particle still sticking to the esophagus or some injury due to it.
It is better to get a endoscopy to identify it.
I dont think your allergies has anything to do with it, since it is usually accompanied by many other symptoms.
Answered: Tue, 28 Aug 2012
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