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Can Your Esophagus Spasm
Be sure of diagnosis: Difficulty swallowing ("dysphagia") can be distinguished as a "transfer" problem (difficulty moving food from mouth to top of esophagus), "transit" problem (difficulty moving food down the esophagus), "spasm", gerd (due to sphincter problems), or obstructive (webs, rings, strictures, ulcer, tumor). Best to see a gastroenterologist (gi doctor) for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more
Having often and severe esophagus spasms. Tried to get a second opinion but some of my doctors say there is not anything they do?
Esophageal spasms: Gastroesophageal reflux causes spasm of the esophagus because of the inflammation of the esophagus. The pain is usually worsened when swallowing a bolus of solids such as meat. First, you need to be on a acid blocker such as nexium (esomeprazole). Elevate the head of the bed, avoid, alcohol, coffee tea fatty foods peppermint or licorice. Don't eat late. You may need a secondary med such as sucralfate. ...Read more
Are esophagus spasms dangerous? feels like the middle of my chest from inside moves like something moving inside of it for a few seconds and fine next
Palpitations: These are caused by many things. Stress, excitement, irritants both physical and chemical, pressure like a hiatal hernia or esophageal push or pull, and primary heart things, the causes are very many in number. Esophageal spasm feels like a grab in the chest and lasts as a single feeling longer than palpitations each one of which is very s short. ...Read more
Sure, see GI doctor: Difficulty swallowing ("dysphagia") can be distinguished as a "transfer" problem (difficulty moving food from mouth to top of esophagus), "transit" problem (difficulty moving food down the esophagus), "spasm", gerd (due to sphincter problems), or obstructive (webs, rings, strictures, ulcer, tumor). Best to see a gastroenterologist (gi doctor) for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more
Can any type of betablockers be another option rather than Calcium Channel Blockers
For treating Esophagus Spasm ?
No: They have no value for this issue. ...Read more
See below: Esophagus spasm would be more likely to produce pain whereas palpitation is usually a fluttering sensation. The word palpitation refers to the feeling in the chest but it usually implies that the problem is an irregular pulse. An EKG would determine if the heart rhythm is regular or not. Sometimes we have to hook the patient up to a 24 hour monitor to catch the irregularity. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Would I be able to eat if my esophagus was perforated from getting it dilated. Ive had chest spasms since I got it dilated 4 days ago.They are better?
Contact md: An esophageal perforation would be associated with extreme pain and a high mortality rate. While it is much more likely that you are having pain from the dilatation of the esophagus itself, which may involve breaking up scar tissue, I would certainly let your doctor know your symptoms and concerns immediately. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
2 possibilities: Painless muscle spasm involving the crico-esophageal sphincter can be cause by high reflux of stomach acid, so called LPR (laryngo-pharyngeal reflux) or sometimes anxiety. The bottom line is there is a cause for this muscle spasm. You must find out whether or not you have reflux or is this a manifestation of muscle hyperactivity related to anxiety. These are two possibilities. ...Read more
Having reflux still 5 weeks post Nissen. Surgeon stated it would take longer to heal because my esophagus was in spasms causing high pressures prior. ?
Have GERD and have very deep,painful but very brief pains in center chest,Is that esophagus spasms?Or heart related?Im only 21.How to control it?
How can you tell the differance between coronary artery spasms & esophagus spasms? I was told probably coronary spasms, now im told might be the other
Difficult: Some additional testing is needed to rule out coronary disease. Both may respond to Nitroglycerin e heart usually does not respond to antacids and GI meds. Age suggests non- coronary but other risks can prevail: smoking diabetes hyperlipidemia family history etc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How can I discriminate if the chest pain is due to heart problem or esophagus spasm? Esophageal spasm may happen under effort?
Hello I had h pylori in 2003 was treated and have bn on and off gerd meds ever since then in 2008 was diagnosed with barrets esophagus but a second opinion wad told I dont have it. I bn scoped every year since then til 2013 and I now have esophagus spasms
Barium meal found esophagus spasm
There is controversy on taking Calcium channel blockers would propranolol work?Or Endoscopic myotomy better choice?
At least once a week I've been feeling what feels like heart palpitations,fluttering.Every time I feel that,I burp.Related to gerd?Esophagus spasm ?
Palpitations: Palpitations have many causes from anxiety through anatomic and physiologic abnormalities. The feeling of bounding usually relates to the volume of blood pumped with each palpitation. There is no simple single answer for the question. If you're bothered by the feeling should consult a dr. To see if the problem can be clarified. GI gas could cause palpitations ...Read more
Can esophagus spasms cause sharp left chest pain that takes breath away? also cause jaw pain and right arm pain? sinus pain? heart is clear from thurough testing and same with brain and spine. THanks
Can barium swallow miss esophagus spasms or diffuse spasms I did it yesterday it was normally still have chest pain and throat pain, all cardiac work was fine I have GERD and taking Nexium (esomeprazole) ?
What could be the cause of the whole of your body spasming just as you are drifting off to sleep?
For a week I've been having spasming in my left side.kidney area it's not painful just uncomfortable. What can it be?
Stone or infection: You have a urinary tract infection or perhaps a kidney stone or both. ...Read more
I have never had this happen before, but the other night I was woken up by my left calf spasming an tightening really painfully. What could this be?
Might have rectal spasming.Have 1 internal hemmorhoid, possible fissure. Can't tell if I am spasming, but the pain i feel is in bursts. What can I do
Anal Fissure: Nothing. Keep your bowels moving. Keep the area as clean as possible and let the tissue heal. No more anal play until you are better. ...Read more
Tube: The esophagus is the muscular tube that connects the back of the throat to the stomach. The esophagus pushes food along similar to a snake swallowing a golf ball. There are two sphincters in the esophagus, one separating the esophagus from the back of the throat, and a lower sphincter separating the esophagus from the stomach. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Eating: Sometimes ingested items not fully chewed can get stuck in esophagus. Chicken and fish bones sometimes leave sensation because of scratch in esophagus or pharynx leave stuck sensation. Narrowings (stenoses) of esophagus from surgery, reflux esophagitis, hernia and congenital abnormalities can cause holdup of materials. ...Read more
Limit reflux: Mrandy, To best take care of the esophagus, you need to limit acid refluxing from the stomach. First, avoid smoking and alcohol. Second, limit caffeine. None is best, 1-2 servings per day is ok. Third, if you have heartburn or acid reflux symptoms, visit your doctor and get on a H2 blocker (like pepcid) or a PPI (like prilosec), and your esophagus should last a lifetime. Hope this helps! ...Read more