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A 69-year-old female asked:

Endoscopy 2 mo ago. dilated 18 mm. still get food stuck sometimes. i admit i eat fast..causing problem? how long to heal after endoscopy?

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Dr. Stuart Hickerson
Family Medicine 32 years experience
Dilation: I am not sure of the exact reason for the dilation, but in a sense dilation is not a cure. You have some process that needed to have dilation. That alleviates the problem, but does not inherently resolve it. I would focus on chewing more thoroughly and eating slower. You can talk to your doctor or your GI specialist and see if there are other therapies to consider.

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Last updated Jun 15, 2019

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