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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
Probably: Anything "stuck" will cause irritation and a burning sensation, especially medication. Some more than others. Make sure you drink plenty of water when taking your pills. If you have trouble swallowing you could take 1/2 pill at a time. Also depending on the generic formulation of clonazepam, it can be chewed up and even put under tongue for faster absorption. ...Read more
I get deep and sharp pain in throat/chest when breathing in deep feels like its from the esophagus, any ideas?
Had a colonoscopy, I have furrows in my esophagus, byopsy taken, now my throat is sore, and I am sick. Normal?
Sometimes after i eat sugary foods my throat/esophagus feels really sore and sensitive. Is this acid reflux i'm experiencing?
Most likely...: Do the 'sugary foods' you're eating have anything else in common? High fat? Citrus? Tomatoes? Caffeine? All of these food elements can allow stomach acid to back up into the esophagus much more easily. Talk with your doctor; they may suggest trying an over the counter proton pump inhibitor -- a powerful acid blocker like Prevacid (lansoprazole) or prilosec. Good luck! ...Read more
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