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food getting stuck on epiglottis while swallowing with difficulty. what could be wrong?

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Dr. Brett Kalmowitz
Gastroenterology 22 years experience
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) or you need a swallowing study.

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A 35-year-old member asked:

I have food getting stuck on epiglottis while swallowing--what could be wrong?

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Dr. John McMahan
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 48 years experience
Food Getting Stuck: See a GI physician to find out what's wrong. It could be serious.
CA
A 28-year-old male asked:

What is the definition or description of: food getting stuck?

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Dr. Jordan Rush
Gastroenterology 13 years experience
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 benign conditions such as a schatzki's ring and eosinophilic esophagitis.

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