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Family Physician, Doctor (MD)
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Experience:  Emergency Medicine and Family Practice for over 26 years
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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: 10 months ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. Brims replied 10 months ago.

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

How old are you?

Do you take any medication?

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
I'm 60 years old and sometimes use proair
Expert:  Dr. Brims replied 10 months ago.

Have you had any tests?

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
typing is ok
Expert:  Dr. Brims replied 10 months ago.

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

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
cannot afford the 50.00
Expert:  Dr. Brims replied 10 months ago.

50 for what?

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
a live call will cost me 50.oo that I cant afford
Expert:  Dr. Brims replied 10 months ago.

I never asked you for a live call

Expert:  Dr. Brims replied 10 months ago.

I asked you if you've had any tests

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
I have and nothing was found to be wrong
Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 10 months ago.

Your previous expert has opted out.

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

What were the investigations done?

Customer: replied 10 months 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 10 months 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)?