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what can happen if you swallow some food down the wrong way

A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nayana Trivedi
38 years experience Internal Medicine
Sore Throat: If you have sore throat you may be coming up with Viral URI. This is the Flu season so be careful. Hope you had Flu Shot. Drink warm drinks like Ginge ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rifat Naghmi
45 years experience Internal Medicine
Acid reflux: This could be acid reflux. The common risk factors are eating large meals or lying down right after a meal, being overweight or obese, smoking, citrus ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Southard
14 years experience Internal Medicine
Hard to several: As several different problems can cause aspirations, as in food/liquid going down the wrong "pipe". Your best bet is review this with your doctor as ... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Reza Emami
Specializes in Family Medicine
Esophagitis: You may have esophagitis or stricture( narrowing of your esophagus) you need to follow up with your primary care provider for further evaluation, I ho ... Read More
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A 62-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Reflux: This is one of the most common problems in clinical medicine. A physician's office visit is in order; the trick of elevating the head of your bed on ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dean Giannone
24 years experience Internal Medicine
Dysphagia.: Worst case scenario, there could be something wrong with your swallowing mechanism. You need some testing to better know what's going on. Barium swal ... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Need for examination: Any acute symptoms are not a suitable issue for this forum. If you feel there is obstruction to your breathing please go to an emergency room.
A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Guy Farmer
29 years experience General Surgery
Spasms: Sounds like esophageal spasms.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Fried
35 years experience General Practice
See your doctor: Your doctor may want to do an xray study to answer that question. There are lots of reasons that could be affecting your food pipe, some of them may s ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Tsoucaris
28 years experience Dentistry
The same thing: As if you eat normally. They just have less time to function.

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