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

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Dr. Arthur Heller Dr. Heller
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
39 years in practice
Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University
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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

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


Dr. Gary Sandler Dr. Sandler
Dentistry
50 years in practice
New York University College of Dentistry
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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?

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

Dr. Marcus Degraw Dr. Degraw
Pediatrics
18 years in practice
Wayne State University School of Medicine
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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.

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

Dr. David Earle Dr. Earle
Surgery
27 years in practice
University of Arizona College of Medicine
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Esophagus,throat and neck hurts bad?

Esophagus,throat and neck hurts bad?

Common cold?: Could be a viral infection (most likely) but also could be strep throat. Best to see you primary care provider for a more complete evaluation, and ask if a rapid strep test is appropriate. Hope this helps! ...Read more

Dr. James Connolly Dr. Connolly
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
17 years in practice
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Sore throat after ultrasound in esophagus..What should I do?

Sore throat after ultrasound in esophagus..What should I do?

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

Dr. Sewa Legha Dr. Legha
Internal Medicine - Oncology
46 years in practice
Punjab University, Christian Medical College
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Can you get a sore throat only on the left side with esophagus cancer or would your entire throat hurt?

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

Dr. Powlin Manuel Dr. Manuel
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
47 years in practice
Kerala University, Medical College Thiruvananthapuram
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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?

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

Dr. Inocencio Candelaria Dr. Candelaria
Family Medicine
13 years in practice
Ross University School of Medicine
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Dr. Calvin Weisberger Dr. Weisberger
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
47 years in practice
Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University
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Dr. M. Hytham Beck Dr. Beck
Surgery
39 years in practice
University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine
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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?

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?

See a doctor: take anti acid every three to four hours alternate between magnesuim based and phosphorus base if avilavle, if not alternate with pepto-bismuth. avoid any acid liquid, drink only water,and eat yougurt,see a doctor to make sure there is no long term damages ...Read more

Dr. Franklyn Gergits Dr. Gergits
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
25 years in practice
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
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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 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?

Growth: Hello, I have to say that it is hard to imagine what type of growth may cause your symptoms without a careful examination and endoscopy. I would recommend you see your ENT doctor for a complete evaluation and possibly imagery. ...Read more

Dr. Kathy Robinson Dr. Robinson
Family Medicine
28 years in practice
University of North Carolina School of Medicine
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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! ?

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

Dr. Robert Killian Dr. Killian
General Practice
24 years in practice
University of Utah School of Medicine
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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'?

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

Dr. Kashif Abdullah Dr. Abdullah
Internal Medicine
8 years in practice
Saint Louis University School of Medicine
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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?

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

Dr. Farhad Sigari Dr. Sigari
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
16 years in practice
George Washington University Medical School
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I have barrett esophagus for 12 years and now I have had a sore throat for about three weeks. The sore throat comes and goes during the day. I had a egd about 5 years ago?

Need another scope: People with barrett's need to be watched closely with a regularly scheduled scopes at least every two years. Regardless of the sore throat you should get in to be scoped again. Start the the physician that scoped you five years ago. ...Read more

Dr. Victor Yang Dr. Yang
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
33 years in practice
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
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Dr. Joy Jackson Dr. Jackson
Family Medicine
15 years in practice
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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

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 more

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Dr. Patrick Connerly Dr. Connerly
Family Medicine
45 years in practice
Indiana University School of Medicine
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Dr. G Funari Dr. Funari
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial
41 years in practice
University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
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Dr. Charles Cattano Dr. Cattano
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
35 years in practice
State University of New York Upstate Medical University
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What are the symptoms of candidiasis in your throat or esophagus?

What are the symptoms of candidiasis in your throat or esophagus?

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

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