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A 21-year-old female asked:

I have gerd& when i eat i always feel the food in my esophagus it takes a long time to be in stomach & i alwaaay sget burning sensation in esophagus?

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Dr. Rafael Lugo
General Surgery 28 years experience
Danger : This could be a serious sign. Very important that you see a doctor soon and undergo an upper endoscopy. This could be a sign of cancer. Also strictures can form from chronic inflammation. Please see a doctor soon.
Dr. David Earle
General Surgery 31 years experience
Motility disorder: You may have a motility disorder, or uncoordinated movement of the muscles of the esophagus. You may need an upper GI contrast study, high resolution esophageal manometry, a ph study and upper endoscopy to get a full anatomic and physiologic picture of your esophagus and stomach, along with the valve between the two. See a gastroenterologist or surgeon with experience in anti- reflux procedures.

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Last updated May 16, 2016

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