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how do i know if food is stuck in my esophagus? swallowed a big piece of steak without chewing, accidentally. it hurt my chest now it feels stuck

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Dr. Ronald Ward
Specializes in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Esophagus: If you cannot swallow water or are drooling, go to the ER. Could try warm tea to relax pharyngeal muscles

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