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Esophagus Digestive Tube Connecting The Throat To The Stomach
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
I bit my tongue badly 3 days ago. Now very bad earache, sore throat and pain in Eustachian tube, the same side as injured tongue. Are all connected?
Sounds like....: It sounds like you have two issues.... you bit your tongue and you may have a bacterial or viral infection or cold. We can not diagnose or treat you over the internet. See your physician (and dentist if necessary). ...Read more
Is there any virus infection connected to digestive problems?I had fever for two days and my stomach was not feeling well.Now i cannot digest well.
Many: Yes, there are many viruses that cause the "stomach flu", or gastroenteritis. I adults, that may cause fever, vomiting or diarrhea, and sometimes just nausea and stomach cramps. Nothing much to do, except drink plenty of fluids and stay hydrated and it should resolve in a few days. ...Read more
Esophagus trauma: Observe. Use tylenol (acetaminophen) for discomfort if no liver problems. Cold soft diet may help any local swelling and tenderness. If there is fever or chest pain then i would seek emergent evaluation to make sure no tear occurred. Always let the physician doing the procedure know, because they would know how likely that could be from the difficulty of the procedure. ...Read more
Can you get a sore throat only on the left side with esophagus cancer or would your entire throat hurt?
Sore throat is not a: It is not a common symptom of cancer of the esophagus because, by definition, throat is a part of the pharynx....Esophagus begins further down where the boundary of throat finishes. Sore throat can be more severe on one side but it typically involves both sides especially if it is due to viruses like the cold virus. Radiotherapy on one side of the neck can be the cause of a ones sided sore-throat. ...Read more
I started feeling like i couldn't burp. It felt like something was stuck in my mid esophagus and throat. Does this sound like acid reflux?
Acid reflux?: Feeling of something stuck in the throat and the area between mid esophagus and throat could be related to gastroesophageal reflux. Repeated exposure to acid from the stomach can lead to erosion of the lining of esophagus and eventual scarring leading to feeling of something stuck as well as the feeling of not being able to burp. Please consult your doctor. ...Read more
If bone spurs on the c5/6 pressing against the esophagus and causing a lump in throat sensation, can I do anything to relieve that feeling?
Feels like something is stuck in my throat, causing chest and esophagus pain. Having a hard time breathing, more saliva and cough then normal.
Symptoms: Go seek medical care and be evaluated, those symptoms should not be ignored. ...Read more
Hello I've got a problem with my Esophagus tube ive burnt with alcohol and shoving my fingers down my throat that's left me with pain and burning?
I have a growth in my throat go down esophagus for 4 years I am always sick and its hard to swallow and take pills I do not have tonsils what is it?
I cannot burp properly, gas keep coming, gas trapped between throat and esophagus and pain in middle between shoulder blades at the back. Help me! ?
Simethicone: There is a medicine that you can buy at the pharmacy called simethicone that may help with this problem. You can also try avoiding dairy products as they cause gas in some people. Other gas producing foods are beans, broccoli and cabbage. You can try avoiding these as well. ...Read more
I have had Barrets esophagus for several years..I have been prescribed Nexium (esomeprazole) which has helped, but I still cough alot with 'tickle in my throat'?
Alternate Voice: I am going to speak frankly. Why isn't your question: How do I fix my GERD? Eight years without finding the cause and eliminating it from your life is a very long time to just be treating the symptoms of GERD. Don't you think? ...Read more
I have acid reflux w/damage to esophagus. Doc put me on Nexium (esomeprazole) 40, 6 wks. It's day 10 and my throat burns all the time. Worst than b4. Should I stop?
No don't: I would advise you speak to the doctor who prescribed the nexium (esomeprazole) and tell him/her about it. But I would not recommend you stop the nexium (esomeprazole). But you can also help this by sleeping on an incline (use pillows) . Don't eat large fatty dinner's. Try to not eat 3 hours before bed time. Avoiding alcohol, chocolate, citrus juice, and tomato-based products, peppermint, coffee, and onion family ...Read more
Having sharp pains in my throat/esophagus while taking deep breathes and swallowing certain ways such as tilting my head back. What could it be? In shape 23 year old male no serious medical history.
Why does it feels like i can barely swallow and it feels like i got something stuck in my throat. I know I have been constipated i can't get food to go down and my esophagus getting real tight sometimes
Dyspagia : Dyspagia (difficulty swallowing) is a worrisome symptom and warrants medical evaluation right away. Please schedule a visit with your doctor. You will likely need a special test called a barium swallow or an endoscopy. These tests will allow the doctor to visualize your upper GI tract including your esophagus in hopes of finding out why you are having difficulty swallowing. In addition you will be evaluated for possible allergies, and even acid reflux as a cause. Please see your doctor as soon as possible. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
What is causing my sore throats and pain ? For months I have had this returning sore throat and pain on both sides of my esophagus. After an encounter with cinnamon, my sore throat suddenly appeared and the pain returned again. This pain is similar to a b
Tough : Tough to answer with out an examination and full history. Recommend seeing your personal physician. ...Read more
Candidiasis of UGI: A previous question best sums up your answer: "i am having trouble eating & drinking--my throat & stomach burn even my tongue." ask your doctor to consider oral & esophageal thrush if you are medically compromised, using inhaled steroids, & have noticed the development of a cheesy coating in your mouth & throat. Treatment is simple but if question regarding esophageal involvement, endoscopy helps. ...Read more
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