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A 37-year-old female asked:

Started choking on food when eating/swallowing.throat full of phlegm. constant lump in throat feeling always swallowing.afraid to eat-there've been 2 times i almost didn't get food out of mouth/throat in time. cough,rib/chest pain. ideas/help please?

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Dr. Edward Hellman
Orthopedic Surgery 30 years experience
Be seen: What you are describing medically would be called dysphagia, there are multiple causes. Among the more common is chronic reflux disease leading to constrict ute of the esophagus. Consider being seen. Work up would likely include a swallowing study and an egd.

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