Rated 5.0/5 based on 10 votes

Top
10
Doctor insights on: Feeling Food Stuck In Chest

Share
1

1
For the past 6 months or so feeling of food stuck in chest and need to swallow all the time. The pain has gotten increasingly worse over these months.

For the past 6 months or so feeling of food stuck in chest and need to swallow all the time. The pain has gotten increasingly worse over these months.

Be seen: P lease make and appointment and be seen. It could be tightening of the esophageal muscles (achalasia). I would also suggest seeing an acupuncturist as well as t can be very helpful in conjunction with whatever is found by your regular doctor. ...Read more

Get help from a doctor now ›
Dr. Shontae Buffington
Board Certified
11 years in practice
578K people helped
Get help from a real doctor now
Continue
Dr. Heidi Fowler
3,191 doctors shared insights

Nutrition (Definition)

Nutrition is the synergistic combination of nutrients found in food and water that allows the human body to perform all essential ...Read more


2

2
Can GERD cause lightheaded feeling and swollen glands? I am a 41 year old female, have a hiatal hernia. Feeling like food is stuck in chest as well.

Can GERD cause lightheaded feeling and swollen glands?  I am a 41 year old female, have a hiatal hernia.  Feeling like food is stuck in chest as well.

Unlikely: I would see a doctor about the swollen glands and lightheadedness. Unlikely related to hh. Hiatal hernia and acid reflux could cause the esophagus to spasm or even develop scar tissue and narrowing. This would cause the feeling of food sticking or catching. I would see your doctor about getting a test to check your esophagus. If not already taking acid medication twice a day, recommend doing so. ...Read more

Get help from a doctor now ›
Dr. Shontae Buffington
Board Certified
11 years in practice
578K people helped
Get help from a real doctor now
Continue
Dr. Shontae Buffington
Board Certified
11 years in practice
578K people helped
Get help from a specialist now
Continue
6

6
I have had chest pains at night for the past 2 nights I have the feeling food is stuck in throat and twitching in my abdomen now i see blood in stools?

I have had chest pains at night for the past 2 nights I have the feeling food is stuck in throat and twitching in my abdomen now i see blood in stools?

See your doctor: When you are on Coumadin and have blood in your stool, you need to report those symptoms immediately to your doctor. You need to see what your inr and hematocrit (blood level) are. Chest pain with a feeling like something is stuck in the throat is usually worked up by having a barium swallow, or, more likely in your case, an endoscopy where the GI doc looks in your esophagus and stomach. ...Read more

Get help from a doctor now ›
7

7
Trouble swallowing+pain at times,chest pain,shortness of breath,feeling of food stuck,hiccups after eating/drinking,acid reflux.Could it be cancer?

Trouble swallowing+pain at times,chest pain,shortness of breath,feeling of food stuck,hiccups after eating/drinking,acid reflux.Could it be cancer?

Could be: While it could be, it's not likely. What is certain is that you need a test called EGD - you need to see a gastroenterologist for this. You sound like you have a stricture that would benefit from being dilated. ...Read more

Get help from a doctor now ›
8

8
Food feeling like it is up in my chest. Help what to do?

Food feeling like it is up in my chest. Help what to do?

Need more info: A proper evaluation would require a more detailed history, physical examination and may be imaging study. It would be prudent to see your doctor. ...Read more

Get help from a doctor now ›
9

9
Having burning feeling in chest and can't keep down food and water for three days. Thoughts?

Having burning feeling in chest and can't keep down food and water for three days. Thoughts?

SERIOUS: Get seen! when you say: 'can't keep down water' , this will lead to dehydration, so this is a serious situation. You may have an esophageal (food pipe) obstruction due to stricture (scar) or tumor. The chest burning suggests esophagitits (esophageal inflammation) which can be caused by acid reflux or yeast infection (candida). You may need scope (egd) & acid blocker (ppi) hope you get well soon! ...Read more

Get help from a doctor now ›

Get more personalized answers directly from real doctors!

Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Shontae Buffington
Board Certified, Pediatrics
11 years in practice
578K people helped
Continue
70,000 doctors available
Get health
Give health
Get a virtual consult with a top U.S. doctor
We'll donate a virtual consult to a charity of your choice

Because healthcare is a fundamental human right!
Get & Give now!
Find us on Facebook