Painful swallowing

Swallowing - pain or burning; Odynophagia; Burning feeling when swallowing, dysphagia

Painful swallowing is any pain or discomfort while swallowing. You may feel it high in the neck or lower down behind the breastbone. Most often, the pain feels like a strong sensation of squeezing or burning. Painful swallowing may be a symptom of a serious disorder.

Throat anatomy

Structures of the throat include the esophagus, trachea, epiglottis and tonsils.



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