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What's Choking Me

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  • Posted By: pandafrk
  • November 7, 2008
  • 00:11 AM

Since the beginning of July I have had several symptoms. It started by pain in neck and heaviness of chest. Went to hospital ran all the tests and even did a stress test in addition to chest xray, soft tissue of the neck, and even thought it was salivary gland. Everything normal. Well the symptoms are: choking feeling just under jaw line, some pain will radiat into left ear and left temple, and at times it will get so bad that my chest will feel like a chest cold (congested type feeling). I do have cervical spondylosis and are sending me back to the neurologist. Been to an ENT and he never did a scope down my throat to check for anything there. Three different Dr. wrote it off to acid reflux, but medicine didn't seem to help. I can rub the area that is in pain and it doesn't make it worse, it actually feels a little better for a short time. The choking feeling I get, gets to where I know I get tense and then the muscles start hurting through the sides of the neck and top of shoulders. I feel like I should be tested my thoroughly for blocked artiers, maybe scope down throat just to see, and an MRI of my neck and back again to see if things have progressed. I was told that my neck arthritis wouldn't have anything to do with this. So then what does. Oh, and the last 10 days my left eye twitches almost contantly. Please Help

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  • Did they rule out goiter?
    Monsterlove 2921 Replies
    • November 7, 2008
    • 00:25 AM
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  • Could a stone in your left salivary submandibular gland be a part of all this? The gland is in the bottom of your mouth (there is one gland on each side).
    Felsen 510 Replies
    • November 7, 2008
    • 01:18 AM
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  • They did thyroid blood tests and those were normal.
    pandafrk 3 Replies
    • November 7, 2008
    • 01:24 AM
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  • They thought that was what it might have been at first and they put me on an antibiotic, it seemed to help and then things returned full force.
    pandafrk 3 Replies
    • November 7, 2008
    • 01:28 AM
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  • Are you answering me? Antibiotics will not help unless the stone is removed. You need a sialography of your left submandibular gland. It can be performad by an oral surgeon or an oral radiologist (depending on where in the world you live).
    Felsen 510 Replies
    • November 7, 2008
    • 01:45 AM
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  • They took ctscan of my neck/upper jaw area and they didn't see anything.
    pandafrk 3 Replies
    • November 7, 2008
    • 01:53 AM
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  • This is under your lower jaw. OK, you can try to check it yourself. Place one finger in the bottom of your mouth and one under your chin and in this way palpate the bottom of your mouth. Look for a hard structure, say ½ cm big. Try to feel if this area is tender and if it could be part of your problem. Good luck!
    Felsen 510 Replies
    • November 7, 2008
    • 01:59 AM
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  • Gastroscopy and MRI is needed
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • November 7, 2008
    • 00:37 PM
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