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Can there be any correlation between chronic coughing/bronchitis and esophageal strictures?

Can there be any correlation between chronic coughing/bronchitis and esophageal strictures?

If you regurgitate : It has become increasing common to evaluated esophageal diseases when evaluating a cough or bronchitis. Any esophageal obstruction such as a stricture (or a cancer or achalasia) to cause regurgitation of esophageal contents and then aspiration into the trachea which will cause immediate coughing and if persistent even bronchitis. ...Read more

Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Bronchitis (Definition)

Bronchitis is an inflammation of the mucous membranes of the bronchi (airways that carry air from the trachea to the more distal parts of the lungs, or bronchioles). Bronchitis may be caused by either viral or bacterial infections, and is treated with antibiotics , steroids, inhaled bronchodilators, or mucolytics. Bronchitis can be acute or chronic. The latter is usually associated with smoking and may be part of COPD. Both acute and chronic bronchitis can lead to other serious conditions, including pneumonia with ...Read more


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Now having difficulty swallowing. Do you know of a correlation between chronic coughing/bronchitis and esophageal strictures?

Now having difficulty swallowing. Do you know of a correlation between chronic coughing/bronchitis and esophageal strictures?

Possibly...: Esophageal strictures could lead to aspiration which in turn could lead to cough either directly or related to bronchospasm. Gastroesophageal reflux disease causes bronchospasm and thus can also lead to chronic cough. See your doctor for diagnosis and treatment. If you smoke, smoking cessation is also needed. ...Read more

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WHAT IS THE CAUSE OF MUCUS BUILD UP NEAR THE BRONCHITIS IN THE ESOPHAGUS .IT IS CLEAR AND RATHER STICKY.

WHAT IS THE CAUSE OF MUCUS BUILD UP NEAR THE  BRONCHITIS  IN THE ESOPHAGUS .IT IS CLEAR AND RATHER STICKY.

See doctor: Many potential causes and thus a direct exam is needed. Some of the causes are asthma, sinus infection, nasal allergy, and acid reflux. ...Read more

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Can coughing harshly cut my esophagus? I just got over a very bad case of bronchitis. It was so bad that coughing was almost constant and unstoppable. I have been coughing a lot still, even though I have gotten past the worst part of the sickness. I was w

Can coughing harshly cut my esophagus? I just got over a very bad case of bronchitis. It was so bad that coughing was almost constant and unstoppable. I have been coughing a lot still, even though I have gotten past the worst part of the sickness. I was w

It : It would be very rare for a severe cough to cause damage to the esophagus. Severe coughing can cause chest pain and great discomfort for patient's however. If a patient with bronchitis has worsening phlegm, fever, shortness of breath, or chest pain then they should notify their physician. A warm steamy bathroom, humidifier, and over the counter cough syrup may help. Ask your pharmacist for advice on cough syrup. Taking advil or tylenol (acetaminophen) may help chest discomfort as well. ...Read more

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Can I still have esophageal surgery even though I have a mild case of bronchitis?

Can I still have esophageal surgery even though I have a mild case of bronchitis?

Maybe...: It depends on your symptoms and oxygen level on the day of the elective procedure. The surgeon and anesthesiologist will make the decision on the day of your surgery but if it is delayed, they have your best interests in mind. You don't want to take any unnecessary risks! ...Read more

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Can emphysema/copd/bronchitis&other respiratory conditions make it feel like the throat/esophagus has cool air in it (no pain) but feels abnormal?

Can emphysema/copd/bronchitis&other respiratory conditions make it feel like the throat/esophagus has cool air in it (no pain) but feels abnormal?

Not described : Never heard or read of an association between what you describe and lung disease. But you could ask a doc for a full examination (history and physical exam) for more reassurance. ...Read more

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Is bronchitis communicable?

Is bronchitis communicable?

Acute bronchitis: Acute bronchitis ("acute" here refers to new onset, self-limited) tends to be viral including cold viruses, but, more seriously, also influenza.Symptoms can persist once the virus has passed, therefore contagious depending on stage. Whooping cough is a contagious bacterial bronchitis, sometimes serious, making a comeback due to the unfortunate decision of some not to vaccinate their children. ...Read more

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Can you die from bronchitis?

Can you die from bronchitis?

Yes : You can die from any infection if you don't get treated or you have certain serious medical conditions. ...Read more

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What is allergic bronchitis?

Asthma: Allergic bronchitis is a term which is not commonly used today, but in the past many people with asthma were labelled as having "allergic bronchitis.". ...Read more

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What are bronchitis symptoms?

What are bronchitis symptoms?

Acute bronchitis.: Acute bronchitis is a viral infection heralded by a cough, shortness of breath, fever, chills, sweats, and perhaps some diffuse chest discomfort that increases with inspiration. Chest X-Ray may not always show acute bronchitis, so it's mainly a clinical diagnosis. ...Read more

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Esophagus (Definition)

This is the muscular structure built like a tube that connects your throat to the stomach though which food ...Read more