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What causes extreme pain when swallowing ?

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What could this possible pain in my throat be? Painful when swallowing, feels as though there is something blocking my airway. Tender to the touch.

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replied August 20th, 2007
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"Current medical status: Extreme pain when swallowing. Feels as though something is blocking my airway..tender to touch"

According to your symptoms (painful swallowing) you could be experiencing a sore throat. Inflammation of the tonsils (tonsillitis) usually manifests with painful swallowing. You can visit your primary health doctor for an examination.

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