A 50-year-old member asked:
does tobacco affect the esophagus?
1 doctor answer • 4 doctors weighed in
Addiction Medicine 47 years experience
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.
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A 21-year-old member asked:
What is the esophagus?
3 doctor answers • 15 doctors weighed in
Internal Medicine 17 years experience
Transports food: The esophagus is a long tube that pushes food from the throat to the stomach.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
What can cause a torn esophagus?
3 doctor answers • 8 doctors weighed in
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.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Where does the esophagus start?
1 doctor answer • 3 doctors weighed in
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 answer • 1 doctor weighed in
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.
4013 viewsAnswered >2 years ago
A 41-year-old member asked:
How do you clean out your esophagus?
1 doctor answer • 5 doctors weighed in
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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Last updated Nov 28, 2017
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