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A 50-year-old member asked:

does tobacco affect the esophagus?

1 doctor answer4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Balminder Mangat
Addiction Medicine 47 years experience
Tobacco....: Liam, As a young LAD out of Med School I opted to join WHO to eradicate Smallpox . My assignment was a remote tribal also inhabited by snakes. some causing instant death and the rest swallow you a whole . Tabaco is about the same. It strikes each and every organ of our system, For Oesophagus it leaves the gift of Cancer, devastating, terminal and painful. Quit.

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A 21-year-old member asked:

What is the esophagus?

3 doctor answers15 doctors weighed in
Dr. Ankush Bansal
Internal Medicine 17 years experience
Transports food: The esophagus is a long tube that pushes food from the throat to the stomach.
A 39-year-old member asked:

What can cause a torn esophagus?

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Dr. David Cooke
Thoracic Surgery 22 years experience
Many things: Spontaneous rupture can be caused by vomiting. Other causes are iatrogenic, or caused by accidental instrumentation, such as endoscopy.
A 38-year-old member asked:

Where does the esophagus start?

1 doctor answer3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Jordan Rush
Gastroenterology 13 years experience
Esophagus: The upper esophagus starts around the area at the bottom of the neck where the 2 collar bones meet.
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A 59-year-old female asked about a 33-year-old female:

What is a web in esophagus?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Michael Gabor
Diagnostic Radiology 33 years experience
Web: A thin mucosal membrane protruding into the lumen of the esophagus. This "web" narrows the esophagus. Usually there are no symptoms, but if severe can cause partial obstruction of the esophagus resulting in regurgitation and difficulty swallowing.
A 41-year-old member asked:

How do you clean out your esophagus?

1 doctor answer5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Andrew Seibert
Gastroenterology 35 years experience
Esophagus: The esophagus cleans itself out and does not need any help to do so. It usually only takes a few minutes for food to traverse the esophagus. It is generally empty most of the time. If you're having any problems clearing food from your esophagus, see your doctor. Good luck.

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