A 22-year-old female asked:
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I am experiencing difficulty swallowing. The following also describe me: Regurgitation of food or liquid, Speech difficulty, Food getting stuck (swallowing), and Chest pain or discomfort. What should I do?

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Dr. Ben Noble
Dr. Ben Noble answered
16 years experience in Family Medicine
Swallowing problem: At your age, the most likely cause is acid reflux. Common causes include smoking, alcohol, caffeine, fizzy drinks, certain medications (eg. aspirin, ibuprofen, citalopram), spicy or fatty foods. Try a regular antacid, eg gaviscon, ranitidine, omeprazole & consider the reversible causes I’ve listed. Book an appointment to see your GP to discuss other possible causes or treatments if it persists.
Answered on Dec 25, 2017

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