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I havehad two cameras showing swollen lymphoid tissue in throat I am on omperozole and gaviscon intense.I have had terrible sore throat so bad i  was on morphine the sore throat seems to be clearing up but specialist sent me for barium swallow which i have had no results yet and wants me to have mri scan of head and neck why is this and is a cat scan as good as I dont want an mri as have had one before and panicked in it as am claustraphobic.

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    Hello Michelle, the mri can give the docs a picture of how things are regarding the nose, ears and the likely the area of swollen throat tissue, which can happen with reflux and post-nasal drip. They're being thorough as Debi says.
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      Lymphoid tissue, as well as in other areas of the body, lies under the surface of the gastrointestinal tract, and if any normal defensive lymph cells there become exposed to microbes, like infections, or matter that irritates, like refluxed acid, they can build up into swellings or little nodules in defence against the invaders or matter that shouldn't be there. They can go away themselves if the matter no longer arrives.
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      thanks paul my ent doc never explained what it was never said anything it was in my report was worried about it
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      I know, they can be unthinking at times. And sometimes you don't feel like asking and would rather not know, only to start worrying when you get home! You'll just have to keep a hold of yourself till you find out what's what, while bearing in mind that refluxed acid can cause such irritation of the the throat when it gets that high up. You'll be in our thoughts till you find out.
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