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my chest feels like my food is stuck and i keep burping and spitting up flem what could be my problem

A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brett Kalmowitz
22 years experience Gastroenterology
Several: Could be an esophageal stricture from reflux or cancer or a motility problem or an allergic condition affecting the esophagus among others. Get it che ... Read More
Dr. Arthur Heller
43 years experience Gastroenterology
Dysphagia?: Narrowing of the esophagus due to inflammation, scarring or tumor can cause food to get stuck. Not rare with chronic reflux/heartburn symptoms-typical ... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ken Levin
Dr. Ken Levin answered
44 years experience Radiology
Probably GERD: A negative esophageal does not rule out an intermittent process such as reflux. Perhaps a trial of medication and lifestyle modification is warranted ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
33 years experience Pediatrics
About GE reflux...: Gastroesophageal reflux disease is when the stomach contents comes back up into the esophagus too often, or in too large of an amount, with or without ... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Hellman
29 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Be seen: What you are describing medically would be called dysphagia, there are multiple causes. Among the more common is chronic reflux disease leading to co ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Karl Holtzer
30 years experience - Select Specialities -
See a physician: Hello. I would recommend that your baby be seen by a medical provider to make sure that the "cold" hasn't settled into his chest, creating something l ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ajay Acharya
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GI: Take reflux precautions better......can add Tums to Nexium (esomeprazole) 40mg. Avoid spicy/hot food, after full stomach,assume upright position for a ... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christopher Conti
Specializes in Emergency Medicine
PRODUCTIVE COUGH: Yes it is normal. Upper respiratory infections produce inflammation of the breathing passages making it difficult for the lungs to clear mucus. The ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael H. T. Sia
31 years experience Pediatrics
Don't bother...: Swallowing mucus is safe. It is difficult for a budding 'early toddler' to have maturity & skills to spit out phlegm. Don't sweat, mucus mixes with th ... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Diane Minich
37 years experience Family Medicine
See your doctor: It may be due to an infection but need to rule out a more serious cause especially if you are a smoker or have had a lot of 2nd hand smoke exposure.
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Harold Fields
61 years experience Family Medicine
Chronic infection : You need to see a physician ASAP as you may have a chronic infection in your chest. Good L Luck

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