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What is the chance of getting an esophageal disorder after surgery? had acdf surgery in nov. i've been clearing my throat of excess mucus since. then i developed severe pain when swallowing &"tickle cough". nystatin helped but i got sick upon using?

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Dr. Hiep Le answered

Specializes in Nephrology and Dialysis

During the ACDF surgery, the esophagus is moved aside for approaching the spine so complication may involve the esophagus. If you have not seen a gastroenterologist for these symptoms you should be referred. A swallowing study (esophagram) can be ordered by your primary doctor in the mean time if not done yet.

Answered 2/17/2022

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