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Food Stuck In Esophagus Causes
Swallowing: I would first see an ent. If they cannot find a cause, the next doctor to see would be a gastroenterologist. Feel better! ...Read more
What could cause food stuck in throat, sore throat after eating and heartburn. Cancer of esophagus? Is endoscopy only way to diagnose?
Multiple possible: There are multiple possible causes for undigested food to show up in your stool. These include food intolerances, poor absorption, and too-fast transit through your intestines. If this is happening frequently, you need to see your physician for a full evaluation. If you can identify a particular food, you can know to avoid that. ...Read more
Several causes: There can be several causes for a tear. If no history of foreign instrumentation, tears can be caused by vomiting repeatedly causing trauma to the esophagus. Swallowing toxic liquids , reflux, or certain pills getting stuck can cause ulcers as well. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can be ...: If you "feel" that there is something "stuck" there but not really i.e. You are not drooling saliva, then yes, this symptom, called globus sensation, can be an extra-intestinal manifestation of gerd. If food really is getting stuck, then you need to see an GI specialist quick and get scoped to make sure it is nothing serious. ...Read more
Possible: An estimated 20 - 60% of patients with gerd have symptoms in throat (hoarseness, sore throat) without any significant heartburn. A failure to diagnose and treat gerd may lead to persistent throat conditions, such as chronic laryngitis, hoarseness, difficulty speaking, sore throat, dry cough, constant throat clearing, and granulomas (soft, pink bumps) on the vocal cords. ...Read more
Having feeling of food stuck in throat, probably due to acid reflux, but no acid reflux symptoms at the moment, followed by bad breath. Solutions ?
Consumed cough drop during exercise.postexercise swallowing food burns roof of mouth and esophagus as food travels through the areas. what is this?
Have LPR maybe?: Avoid foods & behavior that delay stomach emptying &/or relax the lower esophageal sphincter--spicy, greasy food, mints, alcohol, tobacco, chocolate, tomato-based products, caffeinated & fizzy drinks, eating before bedtime, exercises. Lose weight. Elevate head of bed on blocks. Can try otc acid blocker for relief (h2's: tagamet, zantac, (ranitidine) pepcid; ppi's: prilosec, prevacid,nexium). Eval if persistent ...Read more
Possibly related: Barrett's esophagus can result from long term reflux. If reflux is severe it can irritate the vocal cords and cause hoarseness. Reflux can also cause a lot of burning and chest discomfort that can feel like rib tightness. So it is really the reflux that may cause your symptoms, not actually the Barrett's. ...Read more
Dysphagia: Fullness, chest discomfort, "somethinng stuck in the chest" are a few of the symptoms. ...Read more
Dysphagia: "transfer dysphagia" is a problem moving the food bolus from your mouth to the top of the esophagus; "transit dysphagia" is a problem transiting the food down the esophagus. Endoscopic, x-ray, ; motility studies (modified barium swallow with speech therapist; esophageal manometry) may be helpful in identifying the point of pathology ; fixing it. Can be quite serious--so don't ignore please. ...Read more
Can't burp: Fundoplication provides a barrier to GERD, but also to vomiting & burping since the lower esophageal sphincter no longer relaxes to let air (or other stomach contents) escape upward from your stomach. Air then accumulates in stomach, resulting in gas & bloating until it can be evacuated into the small bowel. May also see w/achalasia, food impaction, gastroparesis, obstructing tumor, more. Get help ...Read more
Stomach bloating for last 1 year after meals, hyper acidity, feels like food is stuck in the food pipe, difficulty in burping, mild upper abs pain?
Reflux: Phlegm in the throat associated with food may be from acid reflux. When acid reflux makes it to the level of your throat it is called lpr. In some instances chronic inflammation in the tonsils may cause similar symptoms. I rare cases, a pouch like space called a diverticulum(zenker's) can occur in the upper esophagus which can produce mucous and debris. ...Read more
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
Throat or food pipe: Food stuck in the throat is a physical phenomenon that can be caused by a number of factors, such as a throat/swallowing problem or a food pipe problem. A primary care doctor may help figure this out. Food pipe problems best evaluated by a gastroenterologist, swallowing problems best evaluated by an ENT physician (otolaryngologist). ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Left sided colitis, ulcers under tongue and bad acid reflux/indigestion... What could be causing the ulcers and the indigestion/ acid reflux?
Ulcerative colitis: Ulcerative colitis is an autoimmune disease in which your immune system attacks your digestive system, from mouth to anus. Here is a great reference for you: http://www.ccfa.org/what-are-crohns-and-colitis/what-is-ulcerative-colitis/ People with ulcerative colitis require close monitoring and treatment by a team of physicians. ...Read more
Esophagus not opened: If the esophagus it is not opened-up from your stomach up to your mouth, the gas won't come out. Some spasm in any part of the length of your esophagus can occur and stop the gas from coming up. Sometime it is easier to do than others...The more relaxed you are, the easier it is to burp... Have fun with it, just keep it civil :-). ...Read more
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