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Yesterday i swallowed chicken with little bone. Now i couldn't feel any symptom such as pain. Is there any specific symptom could i feel if got stucked in esophagus. I havea gastritis. Differnt sympto?

Yesterday i swallowed chicken with little bone. Now i couldn't feel any symptom such as pain. Is there any specific symptom could i feel if got stucked in esophagus. I havea gastritis. Differnt sympto?

You would know it's stuck in your throat: If it was stuck in your throat, you would have pain in your throat, and it would feel like something's not going down completely. So that's good. The gastritis may or may not be related to that. Chances are higher if the bone was small enough, and it's in your food, and passes out of your body as stool, you should have no problem. If the gastritis continues however, you need to contact your pcp, and have this examined further. ...Read more

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Dr. Jeffrey Duman
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Esophageal Disorders (Definition)

An esophageal disorder is a condition in which a person has problems affecting his esophagus, the tube from the throat to the stomach. Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is a common problem. Other problems include esophageal muscle spasms, ...Read more


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Can esophageal cancer cause swallowing disorders?

Can esophageal cancer cause swallowing disorders?

Yes: The major disorder is the inability to swallow food or liquid comfortably. Esophageal cancer is generally circumferential, like a doughnut. The hole or the lumen becomes smaller as the cancer grows, making it difficult for food and then liquid to pass through. This is called dysphagia. It can be treated with radiation, placing a stent or surgery with removal and replacement of the esophagus. ...Read more

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Difficulty swallowing? Is that esophageal disorder or cancer?

Difficulty swallowing? Is that esophageal disorder or cancer?

Needs more eval: These symptoms could indicate either. Make an appointment with your primary care physician or a gastroenterologist. Common tests would include an upper endoscopy or an esophagram. ...Read more

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How are swallowing disorders evaluated?

How are swallowing disorders evaluated?

Gastroenterologist: Swallowing disorders may involve the muscles of the swallowing mechanism itself and/or the muscles of the esophagus (swallowing tube). The former are usually evaluated by professionals called speech pathologists. The latter by gastroenterologists, including measurements of the swallowing muscles called manometry. ...Read more

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How common are swallowing disorders in the us?

Frequent: Disorders causing swallowing disorders are strokes, brain injury, multiple sclerosis, parkinson's disease, amyotropic lateral sclerosis, cerebral palsy and huntington's disease. Please consult your doctor for an evaluation. ...Read more

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How to cure swallowing disorders; what sort of therapist?

How to cure swallowing disorders; what sort of therapist?

Gastroenterologist: A gastroenterologist can help you figure out why you are having a swallowing disorder, and can suggest treatments to fix it. ...Read more

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I can get prescriptions for medications that can improve my swallowing disorders?

For some: Certain swallowing disorders, due primarily to malfunction of esophageal motility, such as diabetic "gastroparesis" can be treated with certain drugs, such as Reglan (metoclopramide). Disorders involving brainstem or brain dysfunction usually require modification of food and feeding technique, not drugs. Parkinson patients get a double hit-both central & peripheral mechanisms are at work. ...Read more

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Can taking antacids help in reducing symptoms of swallowing disorders?

Can taking antacids help in reducing symptoms of swallowing disorders?

Possibly: Antacids may reduce the amount of acid in the stomach. One of the disorders of swallowing includes reflux esophagitis (heartburn). Therefore, if you take antacids, you may reduce these symptoms. If you have difficulty swallowing, though, several other causes may be identified with correct evaluation by a gastroenterologist. ...Read more

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Dr. Simion Zinreich
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Dr. Marlis Gonzalez-Fernandez
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Swallowing Disorder (Definition)

Swallowing disorders are conditions where it is difficult for a person to move food or water from their mouth, through their esophagus, ...Read more