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What causes swelling in the throat?

My sister who is obese, but has never smoked, aged 65, has some throat issues as follows: tissue feels swollen in the back of throat, feels like something is kind of stuck there, passageway feels a little narrow for breathing, and she coughs at times when it feels like food might be catching on something. What could be the possibilities? Thank you!
Fri, 31 Jan 2020
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Hi,

It could be dysphagia due to acid reflux, erosions or ulcers. You need to take a GI opinion.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Regards,
Dr. Harshita, Ophthalmologist
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What causes swelling in the throat?

Hi, It could be dysphagia due to acid reflux, erosions or ulcers. You need to take a GI opinion. Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further. Regards, Dr. Harshita, Ophthalmologist