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If you have am inflamed throat does that mean it is swollen? If so would that cause a feeling if food getting stuck in throat?

If you have am inflamed throat does that mean it is swollen? If so would that cause a feeling if food getting stuck in throat?

Inflammation: Inflammation is a general term used to describe the condition of warmth, redness and swelling. Infections often cause this and can produce the symptoms you are describing. ...Read more

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Food getting stuck in my throat on the last bite. Throat becomes extremely dry and painful.?

Food getting stuck in my throat on the last bite. Throat becomes extremely dry and painful.?

Tough call: If related to the esophagus: could be mechanical stricture or narrowing (possibly from severe reflex, congenital issue, tumor, immune disease like eosinophili esophagitis), or uncoordinated contractions of the muscles as food goes down. If the problem is in the mouth, could be an issue with saliva productions. Virtual consult may help with guidance, but exam and EGD likely necessary. ...Read more

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How can I make food getting stuck in chest go away?

How can I make food getting stuck in chest go away?

Need evaluation: For this symptom, you really need a medical evaluation to make sure of what's going on. You could have simple reflux esophagitis, but if food is truly getting "stuck" in your esophagus, this could be more serious. Please don't delay seeing your primary care doctor. You may also need to see a gastroenterologist. Be well. ...Read more

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What will help regurgitation? On prevacid (lansoprazole) 15mg but still feel food getting stuck in lower throat before stomach.

What will help regurgitation? On prevacid (lansoprazole) 15mg but still feel food getting stuck in lower throat before stomach.

See your GI- reflux: Although acid reflux can cause some of these symptoms, it is a good idea to see your doctor or gastroenterologist. You may need a procedure to evluate for inflammation in the esopahgus. Also, you might benefit from a stronger medication given by your doctor. ...Read more

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Feeling of food getting stuck in my throat. Can the ENT check for cancer with fiberoptic cameras?

Feeling of food getting stuck in my throat. Can the ENT check for cancer with fiberoptic cameras?

Yes: An ENT specialist should be able to examine throat and related areas. You may wish to consult a GI specialist as an alternataive. ...Read more

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Unformed stool, frequent bowels, problem swallowing (like food getting stuck in chest area for a moment), breathing prob (like pressure on chest bottom), reflux, burping. Colon+endo-scopy normal. Any cause?

Unformed stool, frequent bowels, problem swallowing (like food getting stuck in chest area for a moment), breathing prob (like pressure on chest bottom), reflux, burping. Colon+endo-scopy normal. Any cause?

GERD/Irritable Bowel: You have had a GI consult and endo;colonoscopy done. Did you you discuss your symptoms with the sp[ecialist or your family doctor
you may still have esophageal reflux and either irritable bowel syndrome or gluten sesitivity or celiac disease and may need more tests like blood and stool exam to find the cause of your symptoms and trial of diet and/or meds for reflux and bowels. ...Read more

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Can you take proselic and tums (calcium carbonate) together, always feel like got burp or air bubble stuck in throat upper chest.?

Can you take proselic and tums (calcium carbonate) together, always feel like got burp or air bubble stuck in throat upper chest.?

Prilosec: Prilosec is to be taken once or twice a day and not as needed. Tums (calcium carbonate) can be taken pen or as needed with indigestion symptoms. Hope this answers your question. ...Read more

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Whenever I eat my food is getting stuck in my throat (down by my chest) I am having to drink lots of water to get it down. Who wld I see? Why?

Whenever I eat my food is getting stuck in my throat (down by my chest) I am having to drink lots of water to get it down. Who wld I see? Why?

Primary care first: Chances are you will get a referral to a gastroenterologist but your regular physician may spot something that will send you straight to a surgeon. ...Read more

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Have Had a sore throat for 2 wks now every time I swallow food or liquid I get chest pains for a few seconds?

Have Had a sore throat for 2 wks now every time I swallow food or liquid I get chest pains for a few seconds?

Achalasia/ structure: In this 30 yo pt with dysphasia to liquids and solids, an upper endoscopy is warranted +- barium swallow. A mechanical obstruction such as achalasia or esophageal strictures or gastric cancer are possible ...Read more

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Started choking on food when eating/swallowing. Throat full of phlegm. Constant lump in throat feeling always swallowing. Afraid to eat-there've been 2 times I almost didn't get food out of mouth/throat in time. Cough, rib/chest pain. Ideas/Help please?

Started choking on food when eating/swallowing. Throat full of phlegm. Constant lump in throat feeling always swallowing. Afraid to eat-there've been 2 times I almost didn't get food out of mouth/throat in time. Cough, rib/chest pain. Ideas/Help please?

Be seen: What you are describing medically would be called dysphagia, there are multiple causes. Among the more common is chronic reflux disease leading to constrict ute of the esophagus. Consider being seen. Work up would likely include a swallowing study and an egd. ...Read more

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Whenever I eat foods with a lot of oil continuously I get dark spots on my chest, back of the neck and back shoulders and they last for long also when?

Whenever I eat foods with a lot of oil continuously I get dark spots on my chest, back of the neck and back shoulders and they last for long also when?

Wrong question: The question is why you have dark spots and what can you do about it. The dark spots are in no way related to any food. A dermatologist will help you if you need to understand and treat this. Since "dark spots" can be due to several different causes there is no specific advise in the absence of more information. ...Read more

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Yesterday I thought a piece of food got stuck in my throat. Now I have pain in my throat where I feel it's stuck, & a sharp pain in my back & chest.

See GI doctor: You may have esophagitis (inflammation of the esophagus) due to acid reflux. There's a small possibility you have a condition called eosinophilic esophagitis if you've had recurrent episodes of food getting stuck, especially soft solids (like rice, pasta, breads, etc). Best way to diagnose this is with an upper endoscopy. ...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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No appetite for food but have cravings for snacka and sweets. My throat hurts as if m chokin, have chest pains and bloatted. What could be the problem?

No appetite for food but have cravings for snacka and sweets. My throat hurts as if m chokin, have chest pains and bloatted. What could be the problem?

So sorry: So sorry that you're not feeling well. I saw your earlier post about left lower abdominal pain. You have too many issues for this forum and ought to see a doctor in person right away! ...Read more

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I swallowed very hot food now my throat is hurting it feels like there is something on my throat and my chest is hurting. What should l do please?

I swallowed very hot food now my throat is hurting it feels like there is something on my throat and my chest is hurting. What should l do please?

See doctor now: You want to make sure that the throat or esophagus has not been burnt so badly that it may end up scarring and causing obstruction, Rush to the emergency room now. ...Read more

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I'm scared I my have cancer of the food gulit I on meds for reflux but not helping burning in chest and throat all the time no relief from it?

See below: If appropriate doses of anti-reflux medication fails to help your symptoms, you should see your family doctor, who may obtain an endoscopic examination. ...Read more

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Experiencing trapped wind and feelings that food is lodged in my throat and chest area after eating albeit no reflux experienced.

Experiencing trapped wind and feelings that food is lodged in my throat and chest area after eating albeit no reflux experienced.

Dysphagia: Dysphagia, or the feeling of food or liquids lodged in the chest, is a fairly common symptom. It often is a sign of Gerd that is not under control, but it also can be an indication of dysfunction of the esophagus or partial blockage of the esophagus. New onset dysphagia should always be investigated. See your doctor or a G.I. doc for investigation and treatment. Good luck. ...Read more

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Losing sleep. Upper chest pains and just puked. Dry throat from hacking and mucus. Honestly feel like food might be caught in throat or something.?

Losing sleep. Upper chest pains and just puked. Dry throat from hacking and mucus. Honestly feel like food might be caught in throat or something.?

I suspect anxiety: , psychosomatic illness. Continue taking your current meds. Ask your dr if Robitussin-DM and/or Benadryl (diphenhydramine) might help with your congestion. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) would also help u sleep. Chest pain could be stress related or from acid reflux. You're still young to have a heart condition. Get reassurance from your dr. Enjoy life and take care! ...Read more

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My granny is 75 she says she has pain in her chest and feel like food or even water is stuck in her throat, chest pain even when she swallow?

My granny is 75 she says she has pain in her chest and feel like food or even water is stuck in her throat, chest pain even when she swallow?

Swallowing: This is an urgent problem. Her family physician can assist, but she needs an evaluation at the GI specialist's office. ...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?

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

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Chest pain that radiates to back especially after eating. Can feel every bite of food going down throat but so painful. I'm very hungry but can't eat.?

Chest pain that radiates to back especially after eating. Can feel every bite of food going down throat but so painful. I'm very hungry but can't eat.?

Esophagitis?: Persons with hiatal hernia, esophageal disease or irritation can present as you relate.
Dysphagia is very unpleasant
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Record dates, times, foods, etc
likely need agastroenterologist to help your pcp solve the issue. ...Read more

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Swallowing food is painful and I can feel the food going into the stomach... Food feels like it is stuck in the chest and throat?

Swallowing food is painful and I can feel the food going into the stomach... Food feels like it is stuck in the chest and throat?

See doctor: You will most likely need to be scoped. You do not want to choke so have soft diet until you are evaluated ...Read more

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If food went down wrong pipe would I choke? Had on off chest pain above rt breast after food stuck in my throat earlier.

If food went down wrong pipe would I choke? Had on off chest pain above rt breast after food stuck in my throat earlier.

Choking: If food got stuck in your esophagus, then you would've had trouble swallowing with inability to pass any liquid or solid food. If it went down your trachea or windpipe, then you would've had extreme coughing and shortness of breath. This could cause an extreme airway problem. You may have had a partial blockage in esophagus that cleared. See MD if symptoms persist or worsen. ...Read more

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