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Three days ago i started having problems swallowing. What

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Three days ago i started having problems swallowing. What can i do?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 1 year ago.

Thanks for this question

Do you have acid reflux?

any new meds?

Expert:  Dr. David replied 1 year ago.

This is Dr. David

problems with swallowing is quite serious at your age.

it can lead to malnutrition and dehydration very quickly if you are not able to swallow

or it can lead to aspiration with liquids going into the lungs instead of the stomach.

you need to see a doctor right away about this

or go into the ER or urgent care center for evaluation right away.

sometimes esophageal cancers and other cancers can present like this as well.

do you have a hospital or ER close to you where you can see a doctor immediately?