A 42-year-old female asked:
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when swallowing, feels like something is stuck in my chest. it feels like a pill is stuck there?

2 doctor answers
Dr. David Brouwer
30 years experience Internal Medicine
Dysphagia: Food or pills that feel like they are getting stuck in the esophagus need to be evaluated by a gastroenterologist. A scope can be passed into the esophagus and they can examine for narrowing or strictures which may be causing the obstruction.
Answered on Dec 20, 2019
Dr. Tracy Berg
32 years experience General Surgery
Dysphagia: Or pain with swallowing/eating has multiple causes, spasm, stricture, diverticulum, inflammation, cancer and weakness from metabolic or neurologic problems. If the dysphagia is progressive and persistent, get in to see your doc and referral for egd. If one time event, try eating slower, drink more water between bites. Be well.
Answered on Jun 16, 2019

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