Hello I been having a soar throat only when swallowing
Patient :Hello I been having a soar throat only when swallowing liquid for about 2 weeks now also mucus in bottom throat keep clearing also have sinus mastoidides have had some blood in sinus and when clearing throat in the past. Test that I have done Mri of neck and head,Upper GI, chest x ray, urine test, cbc all about 3 months ago everything came back clear accept I have Gerd which I take medicine for now. I had a strep test done a week ago I am wondering if I should ask for mri of chest since I have smoked for a long time or does this all just sound like anxiety. I also have sleep apnea and use cpap which dry my throat out cause i breath through mouth
Thanks for trusting ATD about your health concern.
I can understand your concern here.
There are two main causes about your problem - one is GERD and another is dry throat due to sleep apnoea.
In GERD acid reflux into the oesophagus causes ulcer than scar and narrowing over there, so to relieve your symptoms you should take care of your GERD through medicines.
In sleep apnoea dry throat can cause difficulty in swallowing.
As your chest X-ray is fine and you are not suffering any other symptoms, you can wait for MRI.
Hope it was useful, feel free to take more questions.
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