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Bruised Esophagus Symptoms
Pain: Ulcer presentation is usually more than just pain - indigestion, nausea, heartburn, pain with relation to food ingestion. Although, if you are taking Ibuprofen and other nsaids, the chance of ulcer is definitely higher. Stop those. Try zantac (ranitidine) or priosec, see if it helps. ...Read more
Maybe: This is a very common complaint amongst patients with gerd, but is poorly understood. There is definately the sensation something is stuck there, but typically nothing really is. It probably has to do with abnormal sensory input form the pharynx and upper esophageal sphincter. In any case, its certainly not dangerous. If you want to check out your gerd, see your doctor. ...Read more
Ra pt. Painful to swallow. Feels like a stone bruise near my esophagus or vocal cords(3 wks). No uri. Pain alternates sides. Cricoarytenoid
Can gastritis (i was diagnosed by egd) & GERD cause shortness of breath/some breathlessness, full stomach, chest/throat tightness and minor burning?
Can be ...: If you "feel" that there is something "stuck" there but not really i.e. You are not drooling saliva, then yes, this symptom, called globus sensation, can be an extra-intestinal manifestation of gerd. If food really is getting stuck, then you need to see an GI specialist quick and get scoped to make sure it is nothing serious. ...Read more
Sharp pain in upper esophagus above the sternum. Feels like there's something sharp there. swallowing hurts at times. ENT thinks it's GERD. ?
See answer: If the pain has been present for a number of days or weeks and responds to treatment for GERD then your ENT is likely correct. If the pain is sudden in onset and there is a possibility of swallowing a chicken bone, or if the pain doesn't improve, a CT scan should be done followed by endoscopy. ...Read more
Could an injured/strained rectus abdominal include symptoms related to upset stomach, stomach pressure & hernia?
GERD : The symptoms are compatible with gerd.Get a more detailed answer ›
Dysphagea,anosmia,nasal congestion, pain from esophagus to sternum, tightness in left pectoral, painful constipation, what could this b?
SEE A DOCTOR: TOO MUCH, TOO LITTLE SPACE AND TIME. YOU NEED A REALLY GOOD EVALUATION. ...Read more
Can not chewing well & swallowing food tear esophagus? Chest hurt when swallowing cookie. Afterwards no symptoms, but can it be torn asymptomatically?
Unlikely: A complete tear of the esophagus from normal food would be very unlikely, and you'd know it if it happened (think lots of blood and pain). Esophageal stasis is a condition where normal motility in the esophagus is decreased, leading to pain and difficulty swallowing. The swallowing of hard crunchy foods can cause superficial but painful scratches to the lining of the esophagus. ...Read more
17 y/o, history of ulcer/gastritis, mild nausea, fatigue, swollen lymph nodes, indigestion, mild abdominal pain and tenderness could it be stomach cancer?
No, Not likely: Stomach cancer(gastric cancer) is an uncommon condition and it primary occurs in adults and older folks. You should go see your doctor who can easily treat your gastritis. .Avoid alcohol and aspirin/motrin like drugs which can cause gastritis. Antacids may be helpful to relive your symptoms. But you need a primary care doctor who can help you to find out the nature of the problem and treat it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Why does Laryngopharyngeal reflux or silent reflux cause the feeling of throat swelling and discomfort..
Acidic irritation: is what causes the symptoms, usually treatment includes use of antacids, in addition to other measures decided by your treating physician ...Read more
Hard bloated burning stomach, tightness in throat feels difficult to breathe at times, symptoms of acid reflux or something else?
GI problem seem cause my sore throat, throat clearing, feeling of lump in throat, difficulty breathing & swallow. Can it cause severe chest pain too?
Yes, reflux can: Cause significant chest pain. In fact that is the origin of the term heartburn. On the other hand, not all chest pain in people with GERD is GI in origin. If in doubt, go to ER or an urgent care, if this is unlike anything you've experienced before and is accompanied by shortness of breath, cardiac issues need to be checked for and ruled out. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have brain lesions, pulm.Hypt.Valve regurg., joint/muscle pain, mucosal/tonsil swelling tests normal.Help?
Very complicated: This is a whole lot of trouble. Regurgitation may explain pulmonary artery hypertension. Valve repair may be useful. Brain lesions are a different problem - you need a neurologist. Muscle pain may need rheumatologist. Upper airway edema may need allergologist. Make sure you have insurance. This is clearly complicated and docs are needed to fix it. ...Read more
Anything's possible!: H.Pylori status is checked with the intention of treating the infection to eradication, when found. Some strains of h.Pylori may increase your risk of ulceration as well as of stomach cancer. Diagnostic options: serology (a positive test may not necessarily mean active infection), breath testing, stool testing for h.Pylori antigen, stomach biopsy or CLO testing. ...Read more
All the swallow problems, finally an edoscopy. Dr says esophagitis seen, corrugated esophagus esophageal mucosa c/w eosinophilic esophagitis.
Allergist/GI: See an allergist or a GI doc who is comfortable managing eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE). Often, patients with this condition are managed by both specialties. EoE is often managed with multiple therapies, including food elimination diets, proton pump inhibitors, and swallowed steroids depending on severity and symptoms. Please see doc as this is a chronic, sometimes severe, condition. ...Read more
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