BETHESDA, Md. (TheBlaze/AP) — The reason for President Barack Obama's sore throat?
Acid reflux, the White House said.
In this Friday, Dec. 5, 2014 photo, President Barack Obama listens in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington as Ashton Carter speaks during the announcement of Carter for defense secretary. (Image source: AP/Jacquelyn Martin)
Obama's physician said the president's symptoms are consistent with soft tissue swelling related to acid reflux.
Dr. Ronny Jackson said on Saturday morning he supervised a fiber optic exam of Obama's throat by an ear, nose and throat specialist. That exam revealed swelling in the back of the president's throat.
Jackson said he and the specialist determined that a follow-up CT scan should be the next step, which took place at a military hospital just outside Washington. Jackson said the scan was normal, according to a statement released by the White House.