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Theres something wrong with my throat. Twice ow when ive swollowed,

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Theres something wrong with my throat. Twice ow when ive swollowed, something on the upper left side has popped out of place and doesnt pop back into place until I swallow several times which caused excrutiating pain each time.
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 2 years ago.
Hi there,
This is Dr Basu, Experienced Specialist.
I am here to address your concerns and provide great service.
That is interesting.
Do you have a picture?
This can be a problem with the throat cartilages.
Any defect in the cartilage can cause this.
The swelling that pops out is called a cyst then.
Likely a benign harmless condition.
But you will need to consult with a ENt specialist.
This can be repaired surgically after clinical evaluation.
Thank you for sharing your concerns with us today. If you have any additional questions or need further clarifications, please do not hesitate to ask. I am here to answer them. I wish you good health. Regards, ***** *****
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
No, I dont have a picture. There is nothing visable from the outside. I dont have any kind of cyst. I can just feel it on the inside of my throat. It seems to happen if I turn or tilt my head at an odd angle. Last time it did it, it was quite sore afterwards, as it is this time, but it almosr feels as though whatever popped out of place hasent fully popped back in this time. Each time I swallow it feels s though its on the verge of doing it again. Its absolute agony when it happens. I had 4 wisdom teeth removed a couple months ago. If that could have anything to do with it.
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 2 years ago.
Without a picture this becomes a guess work game.
But based on your description, I am certain this is something to do with the cricoid cartilage or the back of the throat cartilages.
Any damage to the cartilage will cause pain and something being out of place with neck motion.
Not something that can be serious, but can be uncomfortable.
You have to see a ENT specialist to inspect this out with direct visualization.
This is not infection, not inflammation, not acid reflux --so no medication will help.
Only a surgical repair can be undertaken if not resolves on its own.
Best wishes,
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Ok. Thank you very much for your time.
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 2 years ago.
very welcome