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A 24-year-old female asked:

If i had a blockage in my lower esophagus would i still be able to drink liquids? i can drink small sips of liquids but not eat food, my mid chest burns/hurts. i tried cola, water, hot water, and tums?

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Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
Stricture : It sounds like you are able to tolerate liquids, which is good. Otherwise make sure you follow recommendations from your gastroenterologist monitoring the blockage.
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