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External Esophagus Pain

  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • September 21, 2010
  • 04:20 PM

For a couple of days now I've had what I call "external esophagus pain." Basically it feels like someone punched me in the throat or tried to choke me. But as far as I know I did nothing to injure it. It hurts all along my neck from the top of the esophagus down to the bottom of my neck. It hurts more when I press on it or move my neck, especially if I look up. Swallowing doesn't make it hurt more. It doesn't hurt on the inside of the esophagus, not like burning from acid reflux or anything. It feels more like an injury but I don't know how I could have injured it. I remember it hurting a month or so ago like this but got better after a couple of days. Any ideas about what could be going on?

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