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Blockage In Esophagus Symptoms
Yesterday I swallowed chicken with little bone. Now I couldn't feel any symptom such as pain. Is there any specific symptom could I feel if got stucked in esophagus. I havea gastritis. Differnt sympto?
You would know it's stuck in your throat: If it was stuck in your throat, you would have pain in your throat, and it would feel like something's not going down completely. So that's good. The gastritis may or may not be related to that. Chances are higher if the bone was small enough, and it's in your food, and passes out of your body as stool, you should have no problem. If the gastritis continues however, you need to contact your pcp, and have this examined further. ...Read more
He has trouble swallowing in the morning sometimes. Feels like a blockage in esophagus. Liquid goes down so far and comes back up?
I had a barium swallow test done and they said that I have a blockage in the esophagus. They need to do a camera scope. Could it be a tumor?
I think you are...: Referring to a zenker's diverticulum. This occurs when the lining of the esophagus herniated between constrictor muscles of the throat reducing a sack that extends into the neck. The symptoms usually consist of a fullness in the neck or throat after eating with a regurgitation of chewed foods that relieves the fullness symptoms. This is caused by the food filling the sack. ...Read more
Don't wait for sxs: Barrett's epithelium occurs as a terminal event in those with chronic gerd, but gerd symptoms may be mild or absent. Don't wait to feel sick since barrett's leads to esophagus cancer. Poorly treated barrett's can progress by replacing more & more of the esophagus lining, & can become dysplastic. Barrett's warrants surveillance endoscopy, aggressive acid suppression, & maybe ablation &/or surgery. ...Read more
Can't swallow liquid: If the kid refuses to drink or spits up everything they take in including their own spit, they are likely retaining an object in the esophagus. If they drink fluids well but refuse solids, there might be something small but it is less likely. Normal robust eating & drinking means there is nothing there. ...Read more
Frequency: Bladder surgery is often done for prolapse by placing the bladder in a more correct anatomic position. Sometimes people struggle to completely empty their bladder after surgery. You will get infections, frequency, and have the feeling of incomplete emptying. Talk with your doctor about this. ...Read more
Sort of: Batretts esophagus is an asymptomatic disease caused by reflux. Barretts in itself may reduce reflux symptoms a bit but is a precancerous condition. Dietary modifications which help reflux symptoms include eating smaller meals, avoiding late meals, avoid caffeine, nicotine, peppermint, chocolate, spicy foods, tomatoes and tomato sauce. ...Read more
Usually pain: The most common problem is pain in the right upper abdomen after eating and commonly in the middle of the night. It is described as a "balloon" pressure spreading into the back. It lasts hour to days and often causes vomiting or nausea. Attacks can be mild with an upset stomach or nausea or so severe that you think you will die. It often goes into the chest. You need an ultrasound to know. ...Read more
Pain and distension: Usually, there is crampy pain, abdominal distension, nausea and vomiting, and no passage of gas or stool after 12-24 hours. Intestinal obstruction is most common after someone has had other abdominal surgery. During the healing process, scar tissue (called adhesions) forms, which can catch loops of small intestine and cause blockages. ...Read more
Depends: Unfortunately, patients with esophageal cancer are often asymptomatic until the disease is advanced. The most common presenting symptom is dysphagia (difficulty swallowing). Patients often describe solid food getting "stuck" on the way down. This is often associated with weight loss. ...Read more
How is it ok if u have a reg stress tst its normal but u can still be walking around with blockage or clot and not know it are there symptoms?
A regular stress test is about 60-70% accurate at picking up blockages. The good news is, though, that it is pretty good at picking severe blockages, especially if >1 artery is blocked. As to a "clot" -- clots cause "Heart Attacks" --not subtle. A 41 yo woman with a normal stress test is unlikely to have significant blockage.
As always, please speak to your own physician/cardiologist to be sure ...Read more
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
What are the symptoms of ureter cancer. How is it detected, and where usually aches? Does the pain proclaimed due to blockage or by other mean?
Bleeding/Obstruction: Tumor in the ureter can cause obstruction of urine flow what will lead to pain. Bleeding in the urine is a common finding. Pain can be located anywhere in the abdomen or even in the back. A CT scan of the abdomen can easily detect the abnormality in the kidney or even in the ureter if the tumor growth is more advanced. ...Read more
Intestinal blockage. Intestinal problems since age 12. Hospitalized with internal bleeding one year ago. Stil having symptoms. Age 22 male.?
Intestinal issue: You may have a meckels diverticulum or crohn's. ...Read more
My symptoms are, food is not passing through my esophagus easily, seems like it gets stuck midway my chest area. No nausea, but increasing discomft??
Blockage: It sounds like there is a blockage in your feeding tube or esophagus. The pain is from food getting stuck on the way to your stomach. I would recommend a liquid diet with yogurt, Ensure and water. A barium swallow x-ray would be helpful to find where food is getting stuck. As we get older, nerves may not work as well and irritation in esophagus can occur. If you are vomiting blood, go to ER. ...Read more
I have barretts esophagus and no GERD symptoms. I have a raspy voice often...Should I be concerned?
In cad, when is blockage of an artery large enough that compensation is insufficient, and symptoms may present?
Time: The shortest answer here is that it depends on how long the blockage has been present. If it slowly developes over time then the heart has the ability to develop collateral flow through other vessels...Thus making up for the trouble. However if the blockage developes quickly...There is no chance to compensate. ...Read more
I've been diagnosed with a Hiatal Hernia and Nutcracker Esophagus. How do I determine which is causing my symptoms?
Probably nutcracker: IF your symptom is chest pain, its probably the nutcracker. IF you have heartburn and/or regurgitation, its probably the lower esophageal sphincter. IF the her is is large (paraesophageal), the symptoms would be chest pressure and difficulty eating. There is much more info on this, and I hope this helps clarify a couple things or guide your own research. ...Read more
I have a slight ringing & blockage in my ears for almost a month since I had a cold. Flow has stopped. No other symptoms. Is this normal?
Lost weight, lost GERD symptoms, however, how frequently do I check the esophagus for any problems that could have been created by past reflux?
Depends: I there was no damage to the esophagus and it have no symptoms, no need to check it at all. If there was damage, particularly barrett's esophagus, may need surveillance every 2-5 years. ...Read more