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My throat feels tight and swollen but not sore and sometimes

Customer Question

my throat feels tight and swollen but not sore and sometimes I can hardly speak
JA: How long have you had the symptoms? Do you have a fever?
Customer: no fever and off and on for about a year I can just be sitting down
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: n fell
Submitted: 9 days ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. Brims replied 9 days ago.

Hello, I'm Dr Brims and will be happy to help you

How old are you?

Do you take any medication?

Customer: replied 9 days ago.
I'm 60 years old and sometimes use proair
Expert:  Dr. Brims replied 9 days ago.

Have you had any tests?

Customer: replied 9 days ago.
typing is ok
Expert:  Dr. Brims replied 9 days ago.

I'm sorry I don't understand your last response

Customer: replied 9 days ago.
cannot afford the 50.00
Expert:  Dr. Brims replied 9 days ago.

50 for what?

Customer: replied 9 days ago.
a live call will cost me 50.oo that I cant afford
Expert:  Dr. Brims replied 9 days ago.

I never asked you for a live call

Expert:  Dr. Brims replied 9 days ago.

I asked you if you've had any tests

Customer: replied 9 days ago.
I have and nothing was found to be wrong
Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 9 days ago.

Your previous expert has opted out.

We can continue on this chat platform, if you wish.

What were the investigations done?

Customer: replied 9 days ago.
my problem is that I have swelling in my throat with tightness but no pain and sometimes while just sitting down I can feel my throat start to swell
Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 9 days ago.

Did your doctor do an exam called indirect laryngoscopy or larhngoscopy (this is done by ear, nose throat specialist) or upper GI endoscopy (done by a gastroenterologist)?

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