A 50-year-old member asked:
having discomfort in throat and chest. feels like something is lodged in throat..sensation of swallowing something large even when not eating.....?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Charles Cattano answered
38 years experience Gastroenterology
Dysphagia: Esophageal stenosis (narrowing) from scar tissue (strictures) is of itself not painful. However, depending upon how tightly narrowed the stricture may be, food can impact there (cause dysphagia). Usually dysphagia occurs with meats, bread. Pain on swallowing (odynophagia) may result. Esophageal spasm, dysmotility, ulcers, fungal infection (usually candida) are all possible. Best to get evaluated.
Answered on Dec 30, 2016
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