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Other than esophageal cancer, what could cause worsening dysphagia +globus+ back pain w/swallowing +hoarser voice? going on, increasing over a month.

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Inflammatory changes: •Numerous causes of dysphagia with symptoms exist. Zenker's esophageal diverticulum when inflammed produce problems with swallowing and induce globus. Achalasia is another problem due to disease of the nerves of the esophagus. There are no coordinated contractions pushing the food towards the stomach. Reflux esophagitis is also common with gastric and biliary content entering into esophagus.

Answered 2/20/2016

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Dr. Robert Cloud answered

Specializes in Colon and Rectal Surgery

Gastroesophageal ref: Gastroesophageal reflux causes all of that and needs to be evaluated and gotten under control. General measures include PPI medication (Nexium, Prilosec, Prevacid, (lansoprazole) etc), decreased caffeine/alcohol, no eating within 2 hours of bedtime, smaller meals with snacks in between and elevation of the head of the bed. You should see a gastroentrologist.

Answered 12/23/2020

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