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Cause Of Esophageal Stricture
Peptic stricture: Esophageal stenosis (narrowing) from scar tissue (strictures) is of itself not painful. However, depending upon how tightly narrowed the stricture may be, food can impact there (cause dysphagia). Usually dysphagia occurs with meats, bread. Pain on swallowing (odynophagia) may result. If you have a peptic stricture please chew food well, take small bites swallowed with water & take acid blockers. ...Read more
Typically no: Esophageal stricture is basaically a narrowing of your "food-pipe" that carries food from your mouth to your stomach. Depending on the severity of the stricture, most often ones feels that food is getting stuck as he/she swallow. Mild stricture often cause "stuck-sensation" with solid, large pieces of food. As it gets tighter, smaller pieces, even liquid can cause problem. Either way, consult doc! ...Read more
Esophageal stricture: Strictures are very common & represent a fixed narrowing. When the esophagus is repeatedly inflammed, typically due to acid reflux, scar tissue may result. When the scar contracts, the esophagus stenoses (narrows). Strictures may also result from caustic ingestion, radiation treatments for cancer, surgical anastomoses, etc. Distinguish from dysmotilities or spasms (temporary muscle contractions). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Give me a hint. What kind of hassle am I facing if doc suspects esophageal stricture? What is required to diagnose?
I had an egd and an esophageal stricture dilated. I took a bite of a tortilla before remembering I had to eat soft foods only. Is this a problem?
HopeNotATortillaChip: You should know by now. If it doesn't feel stuck, if there's no pain, if you're not regurgitating what you swallow then you're OK. Best to find out what caused that stricture; that would help estimate if or when it might recur. But if any of the above symptoms develop, especially if your whole chest starts to feel on fire, get to an ER pronto for a checkup (and your check). ...Read more
Problem swallowing solid foods. Stay at the back and middle of the throat. Could this be esophageal stricture? How can I get nutrients?
Dysphagia needs: investigation , several causes for difficulty in swallowing ,could be benign or align ant , must see your doctor for investigation and treatment . ...Read more
I feel foot get stuck in my throat, especially meat. If I move my head upwards while I feel it stuck, it’s hard to breathe. When I drink water I feel it move. Esophageal stricture? Is it permanent, does it heal or get worse?
Rx varies as per Eti:
Causes of dysphagia can be classified into two groups;
Oropharyngeal (meaning that the cause is a problem in the mouth or pharynx) and
Strictures and Schatzki's rings usually are treated with endoscopic dilation, a procedure d .Progressive neurologic and skeletal muscle diseases are the most difficult to treat and carry the worst prognosis ...Read more
I feel foot get stuck in my throat suprasternal notch, especially meat. If I move my head upwards while I feel it stuck, it’s hard to breathe. When I drink water I feel it move. Esophageal stricture? Is it permanent, does it heal or get worse?
Otolaryngologist: Have an Otolaryngologist examine your mouth and throat carefully. You may be referred to a speech pathologist for a swallowing evaluation to see if there is a problem transferring food from your mouth to your pharynx and then into your esophagus. Your esophagus can be evaluated by a barium swallow examination,also. If needed techniques for swallowing problem are reviewed. ...Read more
I swallowed an Advil 2 years ago without water and it got stuck in my throat and burned bad for at least a day. Will this have resulted in a stricture of my esophagus? Or would it have just healed? Does it only take one burn to cause a stricture?
Usually not: Usually esophageal strictures result from severe trauma or alkali burns(e.g. Draino) of the esophagus or repetitive injury of the esophagus. ...Read more
Does soda irritate the esophagus? Can it cause strictures? Does soda interact with medicine if medicine is taken with soda?
Buuuuurp! Excuse Me.: You talkin' about soda soda (soda pop)?? Like Coke? ("No coke, Pepsi!!")or Barq's famous root beer?Or do you mean baking soda?Or caustic soda?You take the latter and you'll be in a world of hurt. But anything with carbonated water (water to which carbon dioxide bubbles are added)won't hurt much.It's the sugar in soda pop that should worry you (obesity, liver problems, dental caries,chronic burping ...Read more
Would a barium swallow test detect a medium to large sized esophageal ulcer? What about a narrowing/stricture?
Fluoroscopic Esophagram shows Mildly delayed peristalsis within the mid esophagus. No evidence of stricture or obstructive lesion, or tertiary contractions.Small reducible hiatal hernia present. PLEASE Explain. And what is solution? THANKS A LOT Drs
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How fast can a stricture form? Past 2 weeks things move very slow thru esophagus, i had normal egd 5 months ago. This is very uncomfortable sometimes i feel water come back up in throat and burp too
Go back to doctor: Impossible to tell what is transpiring here without an examination. There may have been damage done during the prior endoscopy, you may have had progression of an ongoing process or may have developed a new problem. You should get this worked out asap, and hopefully before you aspirate and develop pneumonia. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Today I had an upper endoscopy. Diagnosed with hiatal hernia, esophagus stricture (they dilated it), and did biopsies on area that looked different. I have gerd. What should I look out for after the dilation, and for how long? Forgot to ask the docto
Your weight :
If you do not have any symptoms, you do not need to look for anything vis a vis the dilatation. You need to mind your weight as eating would become easier after dilatation.
Wish you good health. ...Read more
I have daily acid reflux, NEG h pylori. MD said no concern. What's best treatment to prevent ulcers, stricture and barrets esophagus ? Herbs? Diet?
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