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Esophageal web. 24/7 feels like something stuck in throat, been taking acid reflux medication 5 months not working (misdiagnosed?) could web be issue?

Esophageal web. 24/7 feels like something stuck in throat, been taking acid reflux medication 5 months not working (misdiagnosed?) could web be issue?

Possibly: I assume you have been evaluated by a gastroenterologist. It appears that classic reflux is not the problem. Other possibilities include a Zenker's diverticulum in the back of your throat or laryngopharyngeal reflux. These disorders don't respond to acid reflux medication. Perhaps an otolaryngologist could further evaluate you. ...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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What is a web in esophagus?

Web: A thin mucosal membrane protruding into the lumen of the esophagus. This "web" narrows the esophagus. Usually there are no symptoms, but if severe can cause partial obstruction of the esophagus resulting in regurgitation and difficulty swallowing. ...Read more

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What causes my esophagus to be restricted?

What causes my esophagus to be restricted?

Narrowed esophagus: There are various disorders that can cause narrowed esophagus. The can range from benign (secondary to reflux or prior radiation or ingestion of caustic substance) to malignant(cancerous) the narrowing can also be caused by extrinsic( something pushing from outside) compression to esophagus. The best test to diagnose this is either esophagram or endoscopy. With endoscopy you can diagnose & treat. ...Read more

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What causes holes to tear in the esophagus?

What causes holes to tear in the esophagus?

Rare : Esophageal perforations are not common. It can occur in the setting of excessive vomiting or retching. Also possible with a prolonged food impaction or even severe pill esophagitis. ...Read more

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What is this pain in the esophagus, that I am having, caused from?

What is this pain in the esophagus, that I am having, caused from?

Spasm: The esophagus is very muscular to move food from your mouth o your stomach . Sometimes these muscles cramp up into a spasm , which causes a severe pain . Please contact your primary provider to evaluate this further if it dosen't resolve soon ...Read more

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Does GERD cause permanent damage to esophagus?

Sometimes: In most cases no. Occasionally a condition called barretts esophagus can occur and this can ultimately lead to cancer. This occurrs in an unpredictable fashion but is most commonly seen in middle aged caucasion males. ...Read more

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Can problems with the esophagus cause chest pain?

Can problems with the esophagus cause chest pain?

Yes: Not uncommon to have chest pain with this issue. Sometimes included with the differential diagnosis of causes of chest pain. ...Read more