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Two days ago the piece of food I was eating got stuck in my

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Two days ago the piece of food I was eating got stuck in my throat. I couldn't bring it up so I drank water to get it down. It's still stuck somewhere in my throat. I can breath but it hurts around my shoulder and the back of my neck.
JA: How long have you been dealing with the neck pain? Are you experiencing any numbness or tingling?
Customer: No I'm not.Last night may be how I sleep or got the chill. Cough does hurt and I'm trying not to.
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: For example?
Submitted: 2 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 2 months ago.

Hi, this is Dr Phil, here to assist you. I am Board Certified with over 10 years of experience. I will respond with my answer shortly. Thank you.

Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 2 months ago.

Ok. This is actually pretty concerning

These stuck pieces cause infections rapidly. Basically like having rotting food stuck in your throat.

I recommend a trip to ER

they can remove it there and give you antibiotics

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Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 2 months ago.

Thanks for this question

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