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Feels like food is stuck in my chest. Possible causes?

Feels like food is stuck in my chest. Possible causes?

Food stuck in chest?: This symptom could be a serious one, and really needs to be investigated by your doctor and/or a gastroenterologist. Problems such as hiatal hernia, esophagitis, gerd, and even gastric or esophageal tumors can present this way. ...Read more

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I'm pregnant and when I eat it feels like food is stuck in my chest what to do?

I'm pregnant and when I eat it feels like food is stuck in my chest what to do?

Smaller meals: Eat smaller more frequent meals and chew your food thoroughly. If that doesn't work talk to your treating OB MD. ...Read more

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Ievery time I eat & within few bites, I have a large hiccup (gasp sound)come up and then feels like food is stuck in my chest& hurt badily? Dad 2does it

Ievery time I eat & within few bites, I have a large hiccup (gasp sound)come up and then feels like food is stuck in my chest& hurt badily? Dad 2does it

Eating/pain: These symptoms may be related to gastroesophageal reflux or a hiatal hernia. Review your symptoms with your doctor and look at what studies you need to sort through it. And how you should be treated. Record your diet to see if it is food related. All the best and I hope you feel better soon. ...Read more

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Feels like food is stuck in my chest. Possible causes? Feels like food is stuck in my chest and heart burn is present I sometimes but lately feel

Feels like food is stuck in my chest. Possible causes? Feels like food is stuck in my chest and heart burn is present I sometimes but lately feel

Seek help: What you are experiencing is not normal. Many possibilities including Gastroesophageal Reflux. Consult with your physician. ...Read more

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Feel like food is stuck in my chest. Saw a doctor and said I have esoephigitis reflux. Have been having medicine since 3 days but hasn't helped much.

Feel like food is stuck in my chest. Saw a doctor and said I have esoephigitis reflux. Have been having medicine since 3 days but hasn't helped much.

Stomach pain, reflux: Be patient, chew food well, drink liquids, use antiacids, zantac, (ranitidine) omeprazole, raise bedhead, no big meal at bedtime, antiacids at bedtime... see doctor after 10 days for tests if not improved ...Read more

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Feels like food is stuck on my chest for a few hours, no problem swallowing liquids. Have the urge to force myself to burp?

Feels like food is stuck on my chest for a few hours, no problem swallowing liquids. Have the urge to force myself to burp?

Hi: If liquids pass you probably do not have a blockage as they would come back up too. You might have irritated your lower esophagus. Liquid antacids might be the best to try at first and dose four times a day. You might need to treat up to two weeks and Zantac (ranitidine) OTC would be easier. If your symptoms have been there longer then you need to seek further evaluation and treatment and possibly a scope. ...Read more

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What can I do or take to get rid of or control my acid reflux? Feels like food gets stuck in my chest after I eat.

What can I do or take to get rid of or control my acid reflux? Feels like food gets stuck in my chest after I eat.

Omeprazole: Used to treat conditions where there is too much acid in the stomach. It also to treat dyspepsia, a condition that causes sour stomach, belching, heart burn, indigestion or gerd.
This medicine is available both over-the-counter (otc) or you can ask your doctor for prescription. ...Read more

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Why does it feel like my food gets stuck in my chest and I end up hiccuping?

Why does it feel like my food gets stuck in my chest and I end up hiccuping?

Esophagus problems: You might have an esophageal stricture, or possibly more serious issue - you should get the situation reviewed by your Doc or a Gastroenterologist ...Read more

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The middle of my chest hurts when I swallow food. After a few second the pain goes away. It feels like the food is getting stuck in my chest.?

The middle of my chest hurts when I swallow food. After a few second the pain goes away. It feels like the food is getting stuck in my chest.?

Esophagitis!: You have esophagitis. When you swallow, the wave of contraction hits the area of inflammation. Pain! This is clear. Otc Prilosec probably will help. If it does, the diagnosis is almost certain. Then you need your doc to help find out why! ...Read more

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I am having chest pains in the middle of my chest. It’s sore to swallow and it almost feels like I have Food stuck in my chest, what should I do?

I am having chest pains in the middle of my chest. It’s sore to swallow and it almost feels like I have Food stuck in my chest, what should I do?

Chest pains means: Going to your emergency department and getting checked out. Hopefully it is reflux and there are natural treatments for that. See doc to be sure for peace of mind. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Is the esophagus affected by gastroparisis? I have gastroparisis and it feels like foods stuck in my throat, then chest and then sits in my belly.

Is the esophagus affected by gastroparisis? I have gastroparisis and it feels like foods stuck in my throat, then chest and then sits in my belly.

Yes: Stasis and retained food and juices in the gastro (a stomach) paretic (immobile) stomach may give feeling of fullness even pain and cause reflux and esophageal discomfort. ...Read more

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For about 2 yrs, certain foods feel like they get stuck in my chest causing major discomfort and regurgitation. What are some symptoms of aspiration?

For about 2 yrs, certain foods feel like they get stuck in my chest causing major discomfort and regurgitation. What are some symptoms of aspiration?

Wheezing: Aspiration occurs when you inhale food or water which causes choking, wheezing and infection of the lungs. Your symptoms sound more consistent with an esophagus problem. You can have narrowing of the esophagus or spasms in the esophagus that cause food to get stuck. Acid reflux can cause this as well. ...Read more

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What to do if I feel like food is stuck in chest?

It depends: If you can't swallow your secretions (saliva) go to the ER. If the food that could be stuck has anything sharp like a chicken bone or fish bone go to the ER. Otherwise beyond trying to swallowing some fluids to wash it down and next trying moistened, well chewed bread to push it down. If the sensation persists, review this with your doctor. ...Read more

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For 3 days now I've had pains in the center of my chest that spreads to my left side near the top of my breast. It feels like food is stuck. Help!

For 3 days now I've had pains in the center of my chest that spreads to my left side near the top of my breast. It feels like food is stuck. Help!

Call 911.: Chest pain pressure like with radiation to the left side need to be investigated emergently with electrocardiogram, and blood test. Go to the emergency room now without delay. Be well. ...Read more

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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

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After I eat, why I do I feel food is stuck in the chest?

After I eat, why I do I feel food is stuck in the chest?

Need evaluation: For the best answer to your question, you really need a personalized evaluation with your physician who can hear you, examine you, and do diagnostic studies. There are multiple possibilities including gastroesophageal reflux, gastroesophageal sphincter problems, and even masses growing in the esophagus. ...Read more

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When I swollow my food I'm have chest pains also when I lay down I t feels like something stuck in my chest n throat! N cough tht burn chest n back?

May be Reflux: Go see your doc. He needs to do an upper GI series to help him figure out if gerd is a problem. It can also reveal esophageal strictures or any hiatal hernias or stomach issues. Reflux can cause this too. ...Read more