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Dr David I need help? I have difficulty swallowing and feel something is in my throat?
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Oncologist: Dr. David, Doctor (MD) replied 5 months ago
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Oncologist: Dr. David, Doctor (MD) replied 5 months ago

do you have bad anxiety symptoms? this can cause tight throat symptoms and cause difficulty swallowing symptoms and dry throat.

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Customer reply replied 5 months ago
No anxiety at all.
Customer reply replied 5 months ago
I don’t know if you can see the last conversation we had in November
Customer reply replied 5 months ago
I went to an ENT in November looked down my throat everything normal. Had a barium swallow everything came back normal but the discomfort doesn’t go away. I feel something there could it be my esophagus or any anatomy part there?
Customer reply replied 5 months ago
I had blood work done these week and everything came back normal I’ll attach the documents for blood test
Customer reply replied 5 months ago
My doctor sent me to get an ultrasound on my thyroid
Customer reply replied 5 months ago
Now it constantly feels like a have a mild sore throat and it is starting to hurt when I swallow on a scale from 1-10 it’s a 2
Customer reply replied 5 months ago
I haven’t lost any weight
Oncologist: Dr. David, Doctor (MD) replied 5 months ago

2 out of 10 is pretty mild

it could be due to acid reflux at nigh time irritating your throat.

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Customer reply replied 5 months ago
Wouldn’t have the ent seen irritation
Oncologist: Dr. David, Doctor (MD) replied 5 months ago

maybe.

post nasal drip, runny nose can cause throat irritation.

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Customer reply replied 5 months ago
But the ent would have said something regarding that no?
Customer reply replied 5 months ago
Blood work below
Oncologist: Dr. David, Doctor (MD) replied 5 months ago

blood work doesn't help in this situation

your symptoms are pretty mild

you are pretty worried over a 2/10 sort of mild symptom

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Customer reply replied 5 months ago
Still what could it be? Is there any other procedure that needs to be done?
Oncologist: Dr. David, Doctor (MD) replied 5 months ago

it doesn't sound like you need any any other testing

it sounds like you are having bad anxiety over this mild symptom.

you could have dry throat, dry air can cause this sometimes.

or you could have scratched your throat swallowing something hard, like crusty bread or hard breading which can cause some throat irritation until it heals.

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Customer reply replied 5 months ago
I doubt it’s anxiety and my point is that the ent, should have seen any of those symptoms you described.
Oncologist: Dr. David, Doctor (MD) replied 5 months ago

you could very well have mild acid reflux symptoms or mild post nasal drip symptoms that are not seen on direct nasolaryngoscopy

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Customer reply replied 5 months ago
Could it be a form of cancer. I literally feel something stuck in my throat
Oncologist: Dr. David, Doctor (MD) replied 5 months ago

no, you would not have cancer.

the ENT doctor would have seen cancer if it was there.

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Customer reply replied 5 months ago
I have voice hoarseness and I eat food normally beside the occasional food getting stuck.
Oncologist: Dr. David, Doctor (MD) replied 5 months ago

those are not worrisome signs.

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Customer reply replied 5 months ago
Could it be my thyroid?
Oncologist: Dr. David, Doctor (MD) replied 5 months ago

no, your thyroid would not cause symptoms like this.

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Customer reply replied 5 months ago
Cancer in the voice box, I’m not a smoker though?
Oncologist: Dr. David, Doctor (MD) replied 5 months ago

you are young, we really don't see cancer in the voice box in patients your age.

bad anxiety symptoms are what are causing your throat symptoms

or runny nose or post nasal drip. could be both of these

would not be cancer

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Customer reply replied 5 months ago
a thyroid ultrasound is not needed?
Oncologist: Dr. David, Doctor (MD) replied 5 months ago

you can get it

the thyroid is not causing your throat symptoms.

it is your anxiety symptoms.

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
Could it be a form of cancer?
Oncologist: Dr. David, Doctor (MD) replied 4 months ago

no, it is not from cancer.

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