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What controls the movement of the stomach and esophagus?

What controls the movement of the stomach and esophagus?

Coordinated muscles: Here's a video link: https://medlineplus.gov › Videos & Tools › Health Videos ...Read more

Pharynx (Definition)

It is the connection between the mouth and the throat. The 3 parts are the oropharynx, nasopharynx, and hypo-pharynx. The pharynx leads into the ...Read more


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What are the symptoms of cancer of the esophagus or stomach?

What are the symptoms of cancer of the esophagus or stomach?

Difficulty swallowin: Cardinal sign of esophagus cancer, weight loss. Associated with alcohol and smoking. Stomach cancer can begin as an ulcer, with heart burn, indigestion, belching, unusually vomiting blood, but slow ooze can lead to anemai, fatigue, weight loss. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of candidiasis in your throat or esophagus?

What are the symptoms of candidiasis in your throat or esophagus?

Candidiasis of UGI: A previous question best sums up your answer: "i am having trouble eating & drinking--my throat & stomach burn even my tongue." ask your doctor to consider oral & esophageal thrush if you are medically compromised, using inhaled steroids, & have noticed the development of a cheesy coating in your mouth & throat. Treatment is simple but if question regarding esophageal involvement, endoscopy helps. ...Read more

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What's the role of the esophagus in the digestive tract?

What's the role of the esophagus in the digestive tract?

Esophagus: The esophagus transports liquids and food from the back of the throat(pharynx) to the stomach. ...Read more

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What is the cancer of nose and throat?

What is the cancer of nose and throat?

Two separate areas: You might mean "what is cancer of head and neck" nose and throat maybe grouped together due to the specialist that most commonly diagnoses the patient with head and neck cancer, otolaryngologist or ENT (ear nose throat doctor). ...Read more

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What is the X-ray of the throat and sinus?what it's mean inflammation in the throat?

What is the X-ray of the throat and sinus?what it's mean inflammation in the throat?

Imaging: I do not know of a single X-ray of the sinuses and throat, though the areas could be imaged with several separate X-rays. Plain X-rays tend to be less specific in diagnosing particular issues than CT scans, which could actually encompass both areas. Inflammation is a tissue reaction, most commonly in response to infection or trauma. On a plain X-ray, it would manifest itself as tissue thickening. ...Read more

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What causes the bitter taste at the back of your throat?

What causes the bitter taste at the back of your throat?

Several things: These symptoms can only be adequately diagnosed only after a thorough evaluation by your doctor. This may include labs and other satudies. Once all of the information is in, your doctor can let you know what's going on, and what to do to help you. ...Read more

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What causes ulcers in the mouth and all the way through the digestive tract and on the vaginal area?

What causes ulcers in the mouth and all the way through the digestive tract and on the vaginal area?

Sjogren's is rare...: Usually small ulcers, or aphthous ulcers, are benign symptoms and are similar to canker sores. They can be caused by viruses, eating too many acidic or sugar-rich foods and candies. If the sores are also in vagina or in GI tract, you should be evaluated by a doctor. Any persistent sore in your mouth should be evaluated by dentist or physician! ...Read more

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What is the remedy of ulcer and pain in mouth during imrt on vocal cord cancer after surgery of the lymph node?

What is the remedy of ulcer and pain in mouth during imrt on vocal cord cancer after surgery of the lymph node?

Mucositis: You have mucositis from IMRT. Some easy remedies include chewing ice chips, chewing sugarless gum, or sucking tart sugarfree candy. If these do not work there are artificial saliva products that your physician can prescribe for you or some over-the-counter products are available such as enzyme based Oral Balance,Biotene, etc. See your radiation oncologist for suggestions. ...Read more

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Can strep throat affect any part of the body or just the throat?

Confusing question: Strep throat is simply the effect this germ has on the tonsils/adenoids/mouth and throat. The same germ can cause a weepy dermatitis, peri-anal infection,and more. All these can lead to significant problems if left untreated. ...Read more

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Where are the proximal and distal portions of the esophagus located along the esophagus?

Esophageal anatomy?: Hi Ms KJ ~ PROXIMAL = NEAREST TO MIDLINE OR NEAR THE TOP OR FRONT END DISTAL IS OPPPOSITE AND SO FURTHEST FROM MIDLINE OR THE BOTTOM END OR FURTHEREST AWAY PORTION OR PART.....:-)) Hope that helps! THNKS ...Read more

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Can an esophageal stricture be in the middle of your throat like where Adams apple is?

Can an esophageal stricture be in the middle of your throat like where Adams apple is?

Swallowing problems: Esophageal strictures can occur anywhere along the length of the esophagus. They can be caused by both benign or malignant conditions. If you experience difficulty swallowing solids and liquids, have weight loss then you should see a doctor as soon as possible. ...Read more

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Can syphilis symptoms of the throat be a white coating on the tongue and a layer on white stuff at the back of the throat ?

Can syphilis symptoms of the throat be a white coating on the tongue and a layer on white stuff at the back of the throat ?

Not typical : Those are not typical symptoms one associates with syphilis. Syphilis and HIV testing can be done with a simple blood test at any doctor's office or public health clinic. White coating on the tongue is common in smokers and can be removed with a tooth brush or dental floss. ...Read more

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What is medical terminology for inflammation of both the pharynx and the larynx?

Laryngopharyngitis: Regardless of the cause, the terminology would be laryngopharyngitis. ...Read more

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Can GERD cause tightness at the bottom of your throat? Can it also cause the feeling of something stuck at the bottom of your throat?

Can GERD cause tightness at the bottom of your throat? Can it also cause the feeling of something stuck at the bottom of your throat?

Maybe not just GERD: Further evaluation is key to determining if your symptoms are reflux-related or not. Also, if reflux, is it acid or non-acid material that is involved? Sometimes, pulmonary, ent, or dental issues are at play, ; sometimes dysmotility or gastroparesis is the issue. Are you sure your acid blocker dose is sufficient ; that you have been compliant with behavior ; diet restrictions to minimize gerd? ...Read more

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What part of the body does Throat Refluc=x come From? The ose, Sinus Cavity or Stomach?

What part of the body does Throat Refluc=x come From? The ose, Sinus Cavity or Stomach?

Stomach: Acid reflux is the term for the acidic contents of your stomach going up your esophagus instead of staying in your stomach ...Read more

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Spasm of the back of the nose is a sign of eustachian tube dysfunction?

Spasm of the back of the nose is a sign of eustachian tube dysfunction?

No, but close.: Signs of eustachian tube dysfunction are ear congestion, ear popping, difficulty hearing, and ear pain. This is caused by nasal tissue swelling, which is also a cause of stuffy nose. ...Read more

Esophagus (Definition)

This is the muscular structure built like a tube that connects your throat to the stomach though which food ...Read more


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