A 39-year-old male asked:
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throat tight,laying down is awful. normal swallowing hard, no gerd. eating is fine. cat scan show nothing. ent scope showed minor inflammation. ideas?

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Dr. David Earle
30 years experience General Surgery
Esophageal motility : Could be an esophageal motility disorder such as a nutcracker esophagus, or distal (diffuse) esophageal spasm to name a couple. This is diagnosed with an esophageal motility or manometry study where a tube is placed through the nose and into the stomach. Test takes about 15' to complete. Ask your doctor if this is appropriate. Hope this helps!
Answered on Jul 15, 2015
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