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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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This is the muscular structure built like a tube that connects your throat to the stomach though which food ...Read more


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I swallowed a chip and scratched esophagus. I've been having a sensation like a lump in my throat and asthma symptoms. What type of doc should I see?

I swallowed a chip and scratched esophagus. I've been having a sensation like a lump in my throat and asthma symptoms. What type of doc should I see?

See ENT: If there is something related to your throat, you need to get examined by an ENT doctor to find out the cause. Upper airway obstruction may cause shortness of breath, coughing, or wheezing when breathing in - often mistaken for asthma. Your ENT doctor should be able to guide you as to whether referral to another specialist may be warranted. ...Read more

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Hey im 17 years old and it feels like there is a lump below my glands either in my trachea and/or esophagus. There are no other persisting symptoms?

Hey im 17 years old and it feels like there is a lump below my glands either in my trachea and/or esophagus. There are no other persisting symptoms?

Normal node: You either are feeling a normal lymph node or salivary gland. If you have pain, fever or many of them see a doctor. Without any symptoms I suspect you are fine. ...Read more

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HI! I have a pea sized, semipainful lump on my lymphnode by my esophagus. Doesn't really move, and I haven't found any others anywhere else. Any clues?

HI! I have a pea sized, semipainful lump on my lymphnode by my esophagus. Doesn't really move, and I haven't found any others anywhere else. Any clues?

Tricky: Cannot say in your particular case, but generally, nodes that are in odd spots, and not mobile are potentially a sign of cancer and need to be looked at and biopsied. ...Read more

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What can be a mass between the esophagus and pericardium, which is not part of the esophagus or pericardium? As barium studies and echo are normal

What can be a mass between the esophagus and pericardium, which is not part of the esophagus or pericardium? As barium studies and echo are normal

Workup incomplete: Can have an oesophageal duplication cyst or bronchogenic cyst. Have your thoracic surgeon review films, may need cta or selective angiogram to assess vascularity. In any case, the final diagnosis done by a pathologist and a microscope. Therefore removal of mass for pathologic diagnosis is the usual treatment. ...Read more

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I have a lump on my esophagus it does nit hurt I can swallow fine I can see it when I swalliw?

Adam's apple-thyroid: Not sure without looking, but the Adam's apple can be more or less prominent in some females. Also the thyroid can sometimes give a full appearance - usually more on the sides of the esophagus but possible just in the front. See your doc to clear this up. ...Read more

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I had an endoscopy they found a mass in the lower third esophagus I also had a CT scan today. What can this all mean?

I had an endoscopy they found a mass in the lower third esophagus I also had a CT scan today. What can this all mean?

Possible...: Tumor, cancerous or benign (not cancerous). Likely had tissue sampling (biopsy specimen). Ct to look for abnormalities, including lymph nodes, outside the esophagus that may be involved. It is all done to get as much info as possible, in order to plan appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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She's had a feeling as a lump or something in the base of throat. Dr say nothing wrong. Two soon of esophagus shows neg. What else can we do?

She's had a feeling as a lump or something in the base of throat. Dr say nothing wrong. Two soon of esophagus shows neg. What else can we do?

Globus Hystericus: The 'lump in the throat' sensation that is often caused by inflammation of one or more parts of the throat, such as the larynx or hypopharynx due to gastroesophageal reflux (GERD) and other causes. Besides medication for GERD, losing weight, not eating spicy food, peppermint, chocolate, loosening your belt and elevating headrest of bed can help with symptoms. ...Read more

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My father passed away last year because of 4th stage esophageal cancer. I am worried each time I experience pain or feel any lumps. Should I check?

My father passed away last year because of 4th stage esophageal cancer. I am worried each time I experience pain or feel any lumps. Should I check?

Esophageal: Cancer does not generally run in families. In the us, it is most commonly in the lower part of the esophagus and is associated with a precancerous condition called barrett's esophagus. You can reduce your risk by moderating alcohol intake, maintaining a healthy weight and avoiding smoking. If you have acid reflux, make sure it is treated. If symptoms of reflux persist you may need endoscopy. ...Read more

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I have a red bump on the roof of my mouth near my esophagus what do you think it could be?

I have a red bump on the roof of my mouth near my esophagus what do you think it could be?

You may need to go s: I would watch it for a week to 10 days. If it gets better, you do not need to worry about it. But if it is getting worse or bigger within a couple of weeks, you should go see your dentist or a family doctor and have them take a peek at it and advise/guide you further. ...Read more

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I cut up pieces of garlic and now feel like I have some stuck in my esophagus.. It is all I can taste and somewhat burns when I eat it causes more?

Milk and soft bread: You have a small tear in your esophageal area, which should heal on its on. To move the suspected garlic along, I would recommend some small bites of soft bread, followed by a small glass of milk. The bread will help move objects down the esophagus, and the milk will act as a buffering agent. ...Read more

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Sometimes it feels like air is coming up my esophagus, kind of like mucus when you are coughing it up, but there isn't mucus and then I cough. No pain?

Sometimes it feels like air is coming up my esophagus, kind of like mucus when you are coughing it up, but there isn't mucus and then I cough. No pain?

Aerophagia vs reflux: Involuntary belching after a meal is normal, caused by release of swallowed gas after distension of the stomach with food. Magenblase syndrome is postprandial epigastric fullness ; bloating, relieved by belching. Aerophagia (accumulation of gas due to air swallowing) is common with anxiety, hypersalivation from gum chewing, smoking, drinking, oral irritation. Gerd may contribute to your distress. ...Read more

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Why does it feel like there's something in my esophagus and won't come out?

Why does it feel like there's something in my esophagus and won't come out?

Mucosal injury: If your feel like something is in your esophagus and there is not something actually stuck in the esophagus, it may be a mucosal tear, a polyp or mass, or a stricture. See your doctor. You may need an upper endoscopy to evaluate the problem. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my esophagus feels like there something inside, like it has a burning sensations why is this?

Acid reflux control: Sounds like you may have acid reflux. You could try a 2 week course of prilosec OTC 20mg/day and go see your doctor for further evaluation. ...Read more

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Why does top of esophagus always feel like it is being hurt by food and breathing like theiriis an irregular amount of air going through? Not chewing?

Why does top of esophagus always feel like it is being hurt by food and breathing like theiriis an irregular amount of air going through? Not chewing?

Esophagitis: You may have irritation of your esophagus from acid reflux. Try an over the counter antacid and see if your symptoms improve. If not, you need to see a gastroenterologist and let them investigate the issue. ...Read more

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I have had a cold but it is getting better, but still coughing some. My problem is that it feels like there is something stuck in my esophagus and it?

I have had a cold but it is getting better, but still coughing some. My problem is that it feels like there is something stuck in my esophagus and it?

Post-nasal drip: Cough is really the last symptom to resolve for viral upper respiratory infections. Cough medications, hydration (at least 6-8 cups water per day) +/- an inhaler will likely help make this cough go away. If you are having wheezing and/or coughing bouts (several consecutive coughs) an inhaler may help and requesting this from your PCP (Primary Care Physician) is advised. ...Read more

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I laid on my chest for about 7 hours... Now it hurts when I take a deep breath in. Feels like the esophagus is in pain?

Likely muscular: Based on your description likely pectoral muscle soreness. In case symptoms persist or worsen talk to your doc about them. ...Read more

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Hi I had a endoscopy jan 6th and just have a mild inflamed esophagus. It feels like I have a hernia near my esophagus but wouldn't they find that?

Hi I had a endoscopy jan 6th and just have a mild inflamed esophagus. It feels like I have a hernia near my esophagus but wouldn't they find that?

Maybe not: Small hiatal hernias can slide up and down easily through the opening in the diaphragm, and therefore can be easily missed on endoscopic examination. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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I feel something stuck in esophagus?

Eating: Sometimes ingested items not fully chewed can get stuck in esophagus. Chicken and fish bones sometimes leave sensation because of scratch in esophagus or pharynx leave stuck sensation. Narrowings (stenoses) of esophagus from surgery, reflux esophagitis, hernia and congenital abnormalities can cause holdup of materials. ...Read more

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If the esophagus is in the back, why do we feel stuck food in the front of the chest?

If the esophagus is in the back, why do we feel stuck food in the front of the chest?

Esophageal symptoms: Technically, the esophagus is a mediastinal structure that sits forward of the spinal cord and behind the airway. As such, its mid-body and not "in the back." that being said, esophageal pain can radiate to the chest or back, and shares many of the same nerve pathways of pain as does the heart. You're right in that food sticking is typically described as "in the chest.". ...Read more

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What to do if I cannot feel my esophagus, I don't know if I can breathe! Should I get gills?

The esophagus: Is the tube that carries food from the mouth to the stomach. It can't be felt and has no impact on breathing. Are you referring to the trachea? ...Read more

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I'm on the 10th of 30 day of clyndamicin600mg/6hr. Now when I eat or drink I feel pain in the lower esophagus when th food travels that zone. Whatto do?

I'm on the 10th of 30 day of clyndamicin600mg/6hr. Now when I eat or drink I feel pain in the lower esophagus when th food travels that zone. Whatto do?

Inappropriate med: Unless you have NO alternative drugs for your skin and nasal symptoms, I suggest that you see an infectious disease consult ASAP.
Clindamycin treats staph aureus (non MRSA) and anaerobes. On a 30 day regimen, you are at high risk for C diff colitis- diarrhea and inflammation of the colon from overgrowth of a clostridium bacteria that makes a toxin. This condition is severe and can be fatal. ...Read more

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Why do I feel like my esophagus is swollen and I feel like burping to?

Why do I feel like my esophagus is swollen and I feel like burping to?

Gas/reflux: You may be experiencing acid reflux going from your stomach to your esophagus. This should be evaluated by your physician and certain medicines are available to help with this issue. ...Read more

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Hi, I chocked while drinking water a big gulp when down my esophagus. It feels like liquids are escaping on the left side. Will this heal on its on?

No problem: If you had ruptured your esophagus, you'd be in severe pain. You should be fine. If you develop pain, call your MD. ...Read more