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    Pain in Throat
    An_246410 posted:
    I got hit in the throat at a softball game today with a ball. At first I couldn't breathe but I'm guessing I just got the wind knocked out of me. It was very hard to swallow and difficult to speak. I tried coughing, taking deep breaths and drinking water to see if it would help, but nothing seemed to work. It is now 8 hours later and I still have a lot of pain in my throat as if i had strep or something and swallowing is still kind of difficult. Should I be concerned and go to a doctor..or will it pass in a few days..???
    Chris_WebMD_Staff responded:
    HI and welcomed,

    That sounds painful, I hope you are feeling better. There is just no guessing at this from anyone on the internet. I suggest that if you are in pain you do get to the doctors. Just to make sure that everything is OK. Feel better soon!
    Good Luck and Good health,
    WebMD Community Staff

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