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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jordan Rush
13 years experience Gastroenterology
Food impaction: When this occurs it typically happens within the esophagus. Often due to several potential causes such as a narrowing from acid reflux or cancer. Also ... Read More

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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
42 years experience Psychiatry
Need evaluation: For this symptom, you really need a medical evaluation to make sure of what's going on. You could have simple reflux esophagitis, but if food is trul ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Hemming
17 years experience Gastroenterology
See your mD: You shoul probably have an endoscopy to further evaluate.
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Dr. Gary Sandler
54 years experience Dentistry
Consult: You should see an ear nose and throat specialist for a consultation. Whether or not this is something benign or more serious, it should be evaluate ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. John McMahan
48 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Food Getting Stuck: See a GI physician to find out what's wrong. It could be serious.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brett Kalmowitz
22 years experience Gastroenterology
Pharyngeal dysphagia: Swallowing is complicated with coordination of multiple muscles. Any one of these can cause problems. This needs to be evaluated by a doc (gi or ent) ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anna Guarna
35 years experience Dentistry
What sticky food?: Food in general catches on braces. The best method is to use an interproximal brush under and around the wires/brackets to gently pull the debris off. ... Read More
A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yelena Kipervas
23 years experience Family Medicine
Most likely : Endoscopy of your upper respiratory area done by ENT are negative for any kind abnormallities. This is good. If still worry you can go to GAstroentero ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
32 years experience Psychiatry
Dry socket: Not likely. Dry socket is inflammation of jaw bone surrounding the extracted tooth due to bone being exposed & not healing.
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Corey Clay
10 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Tough call: If related to the esophagus: could be mechanical stricture or narrowing (possibly from severe reflex, congenital issue, tumor, immune disease like eos ... Read More
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
59 years experience Internal Medicine
Sounds like: an ESOPHAGEAL issue ( refux, hiatal hernia, stricture) and a "hands on" examination would be helpful the diagnosis and treatment of any/all of these i ... Read More
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