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I was choked around my neck 3 days ago by my intimate

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Hi I was choked around my neck 3 days ago by my intimate partner. I'm having painful swallowing and a little swelling in my neck region. Should I seek medical emergency attention for this?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 1 year ago.

Hi there,

Swelling around the neck region suggests damage to the soft tissue in the neck.

Painful swallowing suggests the esophageal muscles also affected.

Since you do not see any improvement this is concerning.

There can be risk of esophageal perforatino sometimes if the damage is significant.

Hence, a clinical evaluation is required with a CT scan of the neck.

Please go to the ER.

If everything all right, then Omeprazole should be added 40 mg daily to help with esophageal lining healing.

May take 2-3 weeks for full recovery.

Best wishes,
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