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I have slight discomfort under my tongue at my jaw. It

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Hello,
I have slight discomfort under my tongue at my jaw. It increases with stress. the discomfort is moving down my throat. I also have a painless bubble on the left outside gum. I swallow fine, when I eat it helps my throat feel better. it feels tight. what could this bee
Submitted: 8 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  JACUSTOMER-466n4fo7- replied 8 months ago.

Hello there,

Is the discomfort under your tongue at your jaw on the same side as the bubble on your gum ? Do you have any large fillings or cavities on the teeth near the bubble ? If you could upload a picture it would be helpful,

Dr Shernan

Customer: replied 8 months ago.
no fillings no cavities went to dental school and they took xray stated they dont see anything
Expert:  JACUSTOMER-466n4fo7- replied 8 months ago.

Hello there,

If you have no cavities or fillings and the dental school team found no dental issues, I suspect the issue is a medical one. I'm going to opt out so that another doctor can properly address your your question.

Be well,

Dr Shernan

Customer: replied 8 months ago.
is someone else going to answer me not sure how it got to a dentist I guess because I typed jaw
Expert:  JACUSTOMER-466n4fo7- replied 8 months ago.

Hello again,

I will ask the moderator to chnge the category,

Be well,

Dr Shernan

Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 8 months ago.

any other medical issues?

Customer: replied 8 months ago.
21 March 2016 08:06
Stewart Shernan Stewart Shernan
Dentist
Hello there,If you have no cavities or fillings and the dental school team found no dental issues, I suspect the issue is a medical one. I'm going to opt out so that another doctor can properly address your your question.Be well,Dr Shernan
TTHIS IS NOT FOR A DENTIST SORRY.....
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 8 months ago.

I'm a doctor

what is your question?

Customer: replied 8 months ago.
oh sorry I thought it said dentist MD... I have slight discomfort under my tongue at my jaw. It increases with stress. the discomfort is moving down my throat. I also have a painless bubble on the left outside gum. I swallow fine, when I eat it helps my throat feel better. it feels tight. what could this be
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 8 months ago.

how old are you?

any other medical issues?

does it increase with exercise?

Customer: replied 8 months ago.
am 40 year old female, no other known issues it does not affect me with excercise it feels like it is spreading down my throat... right under my jaw slowly going down my neck. now it is closer to my clavicle.. it seems to increase with speking alot and stress
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 8 months ago.

Thanks for this question

I think you have DES

Diffuse esophageal spasm

It can come into the neck and mouth.

I would try prilosec and seeing a gastroenterologist

Customer: replied 8 months ago.
i swallow fine it it does not burn
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 8 months ago.

sometimes a small amount of acid will trigger the spasm.

trust me on this one

Customer: replied 8 months ago.
its not my thyroid cause i feel a dull ache all the way to my ear
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 8 months ago.

I don't think so. No

Customer: replied 8 months ago.
ok what causes it, any home rememdies besides prilosec
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 8 months ago.

Usually it is just idiopathic meaning we don't know

try drinking very warm sips of water when it happens

Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 8 months ago.

Thanks for this question.

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