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Pain cetre chest & back - abdomen pain both sides, feeling food stuck chest / throat. Slightly yellow eyes. GP says leave & go bk in month. Worried?

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

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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

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

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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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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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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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

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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.

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 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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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