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Hi I have a burning tongue and throat and painful swallowing.

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I have a burning tongue and throat and painful swallowing. Also burning behind my right shoulder blade.

It feels like burning acid and I do suffer from GERD, for which I am on medication for, but the tongue and throat have been persistent for 5 days now and I can hardly sleep.

Any advice?
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 4 years ago.
Hello. I'm Dr. Phil, licensed and practicing internist. Excellent service is my goal.

Thanks for this excellent question.

I'm sorry you are having this problem.

I need to gather more information in order to give you the best answer possible.

Have you taken any antibiotics or steroids lately?
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 4 years ago.
I am thinking this is a stomach ulcer or your gall bladder David

These both can commonly present with the symptoms you describe and back pain.

Certain nerves are irritated and the pain is sent to the back.

It could also be inflammation of the pancreas.

I recommend you have this checked right away.

A gall bladder attach, pancreas inflammation or an ulcers (which are the most likely causes) are all very serious.

I would go to the ER.

I hope this helps.

If you have more questions, just reply. :)