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Food feels like it's not going down properly. Throat looks odd.

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OhWhatAPalaver Thu 28-Mar-19 12:39:25

I have a strange feeling after I eat like I still have bits of food stuck in my throat/back of mouth that won't go down. I had a look at my throat and it looks a bit odd. Like white patches and stuff, just looks not quite right. It's not sore. Any ideas what it could be? Should I wait over a week for a standard gp app or go tomorrow for urgent clinic? I'm already on omeprazole for reflux issues but can't remember gp ever actually looking at my throat. Any advice?

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beenhereages1 Thu 28-Mar-19 14:23:43

I'm not a medic but I think I'd go tomorrow, hope everything's ok OP

gamerchick Thu 28-Mar-19 14:25:57

Go to the GP, they might need to up your dose.

FaithInfinity Thu 28-Mar-19 18:22:57

I’d say there’s a possibility of infection so you should get a GP appointment tomorrow. If you have any dispersible aspirin you could gargle with that tonight.

OhWhatAPalaver Thu 28-Mar-19 20:27:55

Thanks for the replies, I'll go tomorrow. Trying not to worry myself in to a panic but it's difficult! Bit of a weird one.

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FaithInfinity Fri 29-Mar-19 12:31:04

How are you feeling this morning? Did you get a GP appointment?

NaToth Fri 29-Mar-19 12:50:02

Might not be a bad idea to get your thyroid tested and get checked for a goitre.

OhWhatAPalaver Sat 30-Mar-19 08:27:20

What's a goitre? I've actually got a sore throat today so maybe it was just a precursor to that. I didn't manage to get in at gp yesterday but have an appointment for a week Monday.

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HealthHelp Sat 30-Mar-19 20:32:45

I had something really similar recently and it really freaked me out. I stopped eating because I was scared of choking. It felt like little bits of food were getting stuck when I ate.

I went to the gp after a few days and my throat felt slightly sore by then. They said my throat was very swollen and red - even though it didn't feel massively sore - and that I had a throat infection (viral).

I was sceptical as I have had a lot of throat infections in the past and this felt different. But I forced myself to eat and drink on his advice and low and behold it did start to ease. After a week or maybe slightly more I could eat normally again. Hope it improves for you soon!

kissmelittleass Sat 30-Mar-19 22:30:23

Could it be thrush? I've had this

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