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Food Stuck Chest
Pain cetre chest & back - abdomen pain both sides, feeling food stuck chest / throat. slightly yellow eyes. GP says leave & go bk in month. Worried?
Sounds like you: should seek a second opinion. Unfortunately we can't examine you over the internet. Find another local health care provider who can fully evaluate you with a thorough history, physical exam and blood work. ...Read more
Odds of esaphageal cancer in 28yo male? Feel like food stuck in chest on occasion. Had clear upr endoscopy a few months ago. no smoking light drinking
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
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
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?
After just a couple forks of rice felt like food was stuck and chest tight...Happens often. Threw up a chunk of something this time though. Cause?
Be seen & examined: If this is happening often, it's a good reason to see your physician and investigate the cause. This will be much more helpful than asking online doctors who cannot see or speak with you. Difficulty swallowing can come from many causes, some of which are very serious. Please don't wait to see your doctor. ...Read more
Feels like food stuck in lower chest the past 2 days and random times in the past. Had nrml upr endoscopy 3 mo ago. No other swallowing problem.Cause?
Unformed stool,breathing prob or slight shallow breath(pressure on chest bottom),burping,sometimes I feel food is stuck in chest area for a moment.
Anxiety: It may be associated with nerves.At your age I would try some relaxation exercises, make sure you are eating a foot all rounded diet. A good night,s sleep , fresh air and exercise. If this does not help then you need to see a doctor to get a definitive diagnosis ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
I just ate a piece of pizza and a bread stick and my chest hurts like the food is stuck in my chest. Theres a pain right where my ribs end too. Why?
Dysphagia for 8 weeks. Feel as food is getting stuck in chest. Discomfort chest and back. Neg endoscopy 2.5 years ago, I'm 27'. Possible cancer?
Pain swallowing: 8 wks is a long way time...2.5 years ago is also a long time. You definitely need to see your doctor. You could have scar tissue that is tightening down your esophagus. It could also be esophageal spasms...associated with stress. (been there done that). Had my first spell in 5th grade. You are really young to have cancer in that area but you are having symptoms far too long. see doc! ...Read more