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I have had a pill stuck either in my throat or windpipe for…

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I have had a pill stuck either in my throat or windpipe for a day and a half. I have tried everything and all I''ve gotten is a sore throat

Doctor's Assistant: How long have you had the symptoms? Do you have a fever?

Since yesterday. No fever

Submitted: 4 months ago.Category: Medical
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Doctor: Dr. Sohaib, Doctor replied 4 months ago
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Hello and thank you for the question.
I am Dr. Sohaib, a practicing Internal Medicine Consultant with over 13 years of experience and I will do my best to help you today.
Let me review your question for a minute and I will get back to you.

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Doctor: Dr. Sohaib, Doctor replied 4 months ago

I would like to ask few details regarding your symptoms/question to assist you more efficiently.

Do you feel nauseated? Vomiting? Short of breath?

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
Not at this time
Doctor: Dr. Sohaib, Doctor replied 4 months ago

Thank you.

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Doctor: Dr. Sohaib, Doctor replied 4 months ago

If you feel something is stuck in your throat or down below above the wind pipe, the only way to decide further course of management is to have your throat examined clinically by the doctor. An IDL (indirect laryngoscopy) which can easily be done in the doctor's office can help the doctor visualize the interior and detect if there is any pill stuck or not.

If there is, it can be removed (if accessible though a scope).

There are also chances that there is nothing stuck actually, rather it is only an irritation in the throat that is giving you this feeling, which should go away soon with simple lozenges (like strepsils).

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Doctor: Dr. Sohaib, Doctor replied 4 months ago

Though the symptoms you have currently are not worrisome or do not need an emergency management, but still if you are convinced that there is something stuck in the throat, better to have this examined and evaluated soon.

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Doctor: Dr. Sohaib, Doctor replied 4 months ago

Most of the times, if the pill is down deep and not accessible, it is left alone as it will dissolve away soon, requiring no specific management.

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Doctor: Dr. Sohaib, Doctor replied 4 months ago

I am sorry for a delayed response as I was off line.

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Doctor: Dr. Sohaib, Doctor replied 4 months ago

Good luck and my sincere wishes for your good health.

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