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Doctor insights on: Esophagus Digestive Tube Connecting The Throat To The Stomach

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Can a dr see larynx/ throat issues with the cam before heading down the esophagus and into the stomach during gastroscope ?

Can a dr see larynx/ throat issues with the cam before heading down the esophagus and into the stomach during gastroscope ?

Yes: During an esophagoscopy the gastroenterologist or surgeon will see the larynx and hypopharynx prior to entering the esophagus. Generally if they notice any lesions or concern they will refer to otolaryngology for evaluation which will usually include an office flexible fiberoptic laryngoscopy/pharyngoscopy. ...Read more

Pharynx (Definition)

It is the connection between the mouth and the throat. The 3 parts are the oropharynx, nasopharynx, and hypo-pharynx. The pharynx leads into the ...Read more


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Why do esophageal cancer patients have a feeding tube inserted into the duodenum instead of the stomach?

Why do esophageal cancer patients have a feeding tube inserted into the duodenum instead of the stomach?

To avoid stomach: When your esophagus is removed due to cancer (esophagectomy) in order to eat again, your stomach may be used to replace your esophagus (stomach conduit). Therefore you want to avoid any surgery that may compromise the use of the stomach as a conduit. Therefore a feeding tube would be placed in the small bowel or jejunum. This is called a "j" tube. ...Read more

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Is it possible to stick a tube down your throat and have it bypas the pharynx and go into the esophagus?

Is it possible to stick a tube down your throat and have it bypas the pharynx and go into the esophagus?

Sword swallower?: Don't try this at home. It is possible for a doc to pass a tube down your throat, past the larynx (not through the larynx-that would lead to the trachea (windpipe))- that is part of bronchoscopy (a pulmonary test to look at the breathing tubes., and into the esophagus, even into the stomach and small intestine. That is basically an upper endoscopy. ...Read more

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Can sore throat ,burning in esophagus and stomach when stomach is empty ,sign of h.pylori ?

Can sore throat ,burning in esophagus and stomach when stomach is empty ,sign of h.pylori ?

Anything's possible!: H.Pylori status is checked with the intention of treating the infection to eradication, when found. Some strains of h.Pylori may increase your risk of ulceration as well as of stomach cancer. Diagnostic options: serology (a positive test may not necessarily mean active infection), breath testing, stool testing for h.Pylori antigen, stomach biopsy or CLO testing. ...Read more

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What structure in the airway prevents food and liquids from entering the airway?

What structure in the airway prevents food and liquids from entering the airway?

Vocal cords: Although most people are taught that it is the epiglottis that prevents aspiration, that is not completely correct. The true vocal cords are more important for this function. If the epiglottis is surgically removed, most people won't aspirate, but if one or both vocal cords don't work, most people will aspirate. ...Read more

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What's the role of the esophagus in the digestive tract?

What's the role of the esophagus in the digestive tract?

Esophagus: The esophagus transports liquids and food from the back of the throat(pharynx) to the stomach. ...Read more

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Can an esophageal stricture be in the middle of your throat like where Adams apple is?

Can an esophageal stricture be in the middle of your throat like where Adams apple is?

Swallowing problems: Esophageal strictures can occur anywhere along the length of the esophagus. They can be caused by both benign or malignant conditions. If you experience difficulty swallowing solids and liquids, have weight loss then you should see a doctor as soon as possible. ...Read more

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Does the eustachian tube go from the ear to the throat?

Does the eustachian tube go from the ear to the throat?

Eustachian Tube: The eustachian tube is also called the pharyngotympanic tube & it extends from the middle ear to the wall of the nasopharynx. ...Read more

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What controls the movement of the stomach and esophagus?

What controls the movement of the stomach and esophagus?

Coordinated muscles: Here's a video link: https://medlineplus.gov › Videos & Tools › Health Videos ...Read more

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Is the esophagus or trachea closest to the aorta? When I move the trachea and have open airflow in my mouth it's wheezing.

Trachea: It has relations to the trachea which is anterior to the esophagus. If concerned see your PCP for evaluation. ...Read more

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Can acid reflux cause the lower trachea and lungs to burn when breathing?

Can acid reflux cause the lower trachea and lungs to burn when breathing?

Yes, possibly: If the reflux of your stomach acid goes down your trachea and into your lungs you might get symptoms referable to your lungs. Before that you would probably be getting bouts of coughing from the liquid coming into your trachea from the top. It would be unusual for it to be able to go very far down into your lungs except if it happened when you were soundly sleeping. See your doc and maybe a pulm ...Read more

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Any ideas why a person with esophageal cancer will have a feeding tube inserted into the duodenum instead of the stomach?

Any ideas why a person with esophageal cancer will have a feeding tube inserted into the duodenum instead of the stomach?

Better tolerated: Two major reasons. First, the stomach is the preferred organ substitute for esophageal cancer surgery, and second, duodenal feedings are generally better tolerated, and are associated with less reflux. ...Read more

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Will atropine drip into the patients esophagus and absorb through the lining?

Will atropine drip into the patients esophagus and absorb through the lining?

Atropine drip: Can be given IV or occasional through the trachea if IV access is not available. HR and BP are monitored during the procedure. It is used to dry up secretions with general anesthesia, in the treatment of rapid heat rates, with organophosphate and mushroom poisoning. As far as I know it is not administered through the esophagus. ...Read more

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What is the mechanism by which probiotics get past the stomach acid into your intestines

What is the mechanism by which probiotics get past the stomach acid into your intestines

Most won't unless: Timed release. You need a product that can withstand the harsh environment of stomach acid. Stomach acid will kill a high percentage of probiotic bacteria. Thus, if it needs to take action further down in the GI tract, a timed released formulation may be most beneficial. ...Read more

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Can growths that are like tonsil stones come from deeper down into the throat, from other glands, the trachea, the esophagus, and even the lungs?

Can growths that are like tonsil stones come from deeper down into the throat, from other glands, the trachea, the esophagus, and even the lungs?

Well: I've always understood tonsil stones to be food debris broken down by bacteria that get stuck in the crypts of your tonsils. Never heard of this entity anywhere else. Just wash them out or brush them away ...Read more

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Does a lot of gastric acid travel into the esophagus during heartburn?

Does a lot of gastric acid travel into the esophagus during heartburn?

Not usually: Hearburn can be due a little acid, and a lot of stomach content, or sometimes due to no acid at all. It is due to sensitivity to backflow of stomach content into an area not designed to deal with it. ...Read more

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Does the surgery for GERD focus on the stomach or the esophagus?

Does the surgery for GERD focus on the stomach or the esophagus?

Both: The problem with gerd is often the junction between the esophagus and stomach, the lower sphincter, is inappropriately in the chest, allowing acid to reflux into the esophagus. A nissen fundoplication wraps the redundant fundus of the stomach around the esophagus, and brings the sphincter back into the abdomen; this creates a valve to limit acid reflux. ...Read more

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Upper Abdomen (Definition)

Draw a transverse line through the umbilicus and the upper abdomen includes every part of the belly above this line and below the ...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