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What are the odds of choking death from food? The death of the cubs fan from a hot dog has me freaked out now.
I can be talking or just do nothing and boom I am choking with no air getting in or out. wife has even done the hymlich and nothing. Close to death I finally get a little air and then finally get full air bk in my body. It happens put of nowhere. I can be
I woke up at 5:30 choking from acid reflux I guess. It scared me to death. I was told last year I have Barrett's esophogus. But I never have heartburn?
Silent reflux: This is an established phenomenon. Some people cannot detect heartburn pain for congenital reasons or due to scarring/nerve damage as a result of the reflux. It is time to return to your gastroenterologist for follow up, and probable repeat scope as you are on the higher end of the risk spectrum for esophageal cancer...and you need to address the plan for treating reflux. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Why do I keep choking on my food went to dr nothing wrong but still choking everytime I think about it?
See doctor: Consider seeing your doctor again or getting a second opinion. It's likely that the reason you're choking is not emergent, but there must be a reason. There are many possibilities, including a stricture, infections, or sometimes it can even be psychological. It would be difficult to treat, however, if you don't have an answer. Best wishes. ...Read more
See a GI ASAP: You could be having food stuck in your esophagus--this would happen if you have a narrowing in the esophagus. Food can get stuck and it can feel like choking but without actually choking. Allergic conditions, acid reflux, and anatomic abnormalities can all lead to narrowing of the esophagus. You will likely need an upper endoscopy to evaluate the lining of the esophagus.Chew food carefully for now ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Self heimlich: Perform a self heinrich maneuver or do it against a chair find anyone else nearby who might be able to do it. ...Read more
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