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A 31-year-old female asked:

I swallowed an advil 2 years ago without water and it got stuck in my throat and burned bad for at least a day. will this have resulted in a stricture of my esophagus? or would it have just healed? does it only take one burn to cause a stricture?

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Dr. Patrick Connerly
A Verified Doctoranswered
Family Medicine 51 years experience
Usually not: Usually esophageal strictures result from severe trauma or alkali burns(e.g. Draino) of the esophagus or repetitive injury of the esophagus.
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