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Dr. John Comisi
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Difficulty Swallowing (Definition)

Difficulty swallowing is complex. One could have decreased saliva which will make the food thick and viscous and harder to swallow. Food or liquids may be difficult to swallow and feel like they are getting "stuck" in the throat. One may also "choke" on liquids or foods during the swallow, before, or after the swallow depending on the problem ...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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I have a problem with solid food feeling stuck in my chest. I had a baruim swallow test, multiple x-Rays, and upper Edoscopy and they all came normal. So I can't understand what's going on. I'm on a panzaprozale once a day. Somebody help me please?

I have a problem with solid food feeling stuck in my chest. I had a baruim swallow test, multiple x-Rays, and upper Edoscopy and they all came normal. So I can't understand what's going on. I'm on a panzaprozale once a day. Somebody help me please?

Swallow test: May be needed where you actually swallow different food types (ie soft, firm) to see if that stimulates a different result. Also you may need pressure sensor placed to detect esophageal pressures as well which the GI doc usually does. A CT of the chest may also be needed for further evaluation. ...Read more

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It Feels like an air bubble in my lung hurts to swallow and foam and liquid is coming up from my throat?

It Feels like an air bubble in my lung hurts to swallow and foam and liquid is coming up from my throat?

Esophageal discomfor: It appears that you have some esophageal dysfunction and are having reflux with it. Avoid tobacco and alcohol and follow a soft, bland diet for a few days. You could take Prilosec daily. It is important to be relaxed while eating and minimize stress. See a gastroenterologist if symptoms persist or worsen. ...Read more

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I have an extremely sore throat and I'm finding it hard to swallow solids or liquids, my temperature also keeps going from hot to cold.

I have an extremely sore throat and I'm finding it hard to swallow solids or liquids, my temperature also keeps going from hot to cold.

See your Family Doc: Medical term for sore throat is pharyngitis. Most cases of pharyngitis are caused by viruses which will not respond to antibiotics. Only Strep throat, a bacterial form of pharyngitis, needs antibiotics. One way to determine which is which is via Centor criteria. Check out http://www. Mdcalc. Com/modified-centor-score-for-strep-pharyngitis/. In meantime, acetaminophen & NSAIDs can help temporarily. ...Read more

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My ear hurts and it hurts to swallow liquid s and food I am 7 months what can I do and what's the cause?

My ear hurts and it hurts to swallow liquid s and food I am 7 months what can I do and what's the cause?

Ear pain: This may be due to swelling or infection. T any rate it is not comfortable. Please have this checked out. ...Read more

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Why does my chest hurt when I eat food or swallow liquids?

Why does my chest hurt when I eat food or swallow liquids?

Esophageal spasm?: It could be caused by esophageal spasm. Please find out the reason why with a gastroenterologist. ...Read more

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I threw up solid food now chest hurts to laugh. Help?

I threw up solid food now chest hurts to laugh. Help?

Emesis: Vomiting can cause irritation in chest wall and abdominal muscles which can cause the laugh pain. ...Read more

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Pain in left side of chest and back and under left side ribs frequent burping difficulty swallowing feels like food has hard time going down in chest?

Pain in left side of chest and back and under left side ribs frequent burping difficulty swallowing feels like food has hard time going down in chest?

See a doc: This might be related to gerd (gastroesophageal reflux disease) and could be helped with an acid blocker such as omeprazole. You could try that for a couple of days. If it persists, though, probably best to see your physician. ...Read more

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Foods to eat with difficulty swallowing? Soft or clear liquids?

Foods to eat with difficulty swallowing? Soft or clear liquids?

Clear liquids: If this is a temporary issue such as a throat infection, start with clear liquids first to prevent dehydration then move up to soft foods. If your swallowing issue lasts more than a few days or you are choking on food, see a doctor immediately. ...Read more

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I feel like I have an air bubble in my chest. It hurts to swallow?

See a doctor...: Painful swallowing is potentially a sign of a significant esophageal problem including infectious esophagitis. An alternative and less serious cause for your symptoms might be "globus hystericus" caused by anxiety. I suggest you visit with your doctor about these symptoms. Good luck! ...Read more

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Is It Normal To Feel Slight Pain And Have Difficulty Swallowing Solids A Day Or So After Having Choked On Food?

Is It Normal To Feel Slight Pain And Have Difficulty Swallowing Solids A Day Or So After Having Choked On Food?

Could be.: There could be residual inflammation in the esophagus or throat from the choking episode. That being said, if you're not better in another day or two you need to see a local doctor to make sure the choking episode didn't cause anything more long lasting down there. ...Read more

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I have difficulty swallowing solid foods what could it be can't see any lumps on. My neck?

I have difficulty swallowing solid foods what could it be can't see any lumps on. My neck?

Swallowing: Many problems of esophagus can have this affect. You should be seen by an ENT doctor soon to make sure it is not something more serious. ...Read more

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I swallowed a pill right before bed and it feel like it is stuck in my upper chest it hurts to swallow lie down or take a deep breath?

I swallowed a pill right before bed and it feel like it is stuck in my upper chest it hurts to swallow lie down or take a deep breath?

Drink and eat: It sounds like it probably is stuck or created a spasm in your esophagus. Try sipping some tea to help it dissolve and calm the spasm. It will go down eventually. ...Read more

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Currently taking Taxol (paclitaxel) chemotherapy, have a cold. Hurts to swallow, chest hurts when I cough. Is there anything I can do?

Currently taking Taxol (paclitaxel) chemotherapy, have a cold. Hurts to swallow, chest hurts when I cough. Is there anything I can do?

Take pain meds: You should report this problem to your oncologist and ask for medication for what appears to be virus/Flu type of sore throat. If your blood counts are not low, you could also use tylenol (acetaminophen) for pain control but make sure that you do not have fever. With low counts or Fever, tylenol (acetaminophen) is not safe unless your doctor is monitoring your condition. ...Read more

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When I wake up in the morning my chest feels really tight. I get chest pains, sometimes it hurts to swallow, I get fatigued my chest would feel heavy?

When I wake up in the morning my chest feels really tight. I get chest pains, sometimes it hurts to swallow, I get fatigued my chest would feel heavy?

See doctor ASAP: Or if having pain go to er. Cardiac cause needs to be ruled in or out as a cause. You don't state your age. Other causes could be pulmonary, gerd, anxiety. ...Read more

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I was up all night Tuesday night extremely vomiting. As a result I have severe chest soreness and a lite burning. And I cannot eat hurts to swallow.

I was up all night Tuesday night extremely vomiting. As a result I have severe chest soreness and a lite burning. And I cannot eat hurts to swallow.

I understand: Your throat hurts because of all the vomiting. The real question is whether or not you can stay hydrated. If you cannot stay well hydrated, and are not making much urine, and the irvine you are making is concentrated (dark yellow), then you need IV fluids, and should go to the emergency room. If you can stay hydrated, call your primary care provide ASAP. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Hi I'm 43 and have heavy chest feeling but chest area hurts when swallowing and coughing had sore throat any advice please it hurts?

Hi I'm 43 and have heavy chest feeling but chest area hurts when swallowing and coughing had sore throat any advice please it hurts?

See your GP: If the chest pain followed a sore throat it may be you have bronchitis or even pneumonia. Did you take antibiotics? If so you might have thrush in the mouth or esophagus.
It is difficult to say without more information, but if pain is described as heavy, then you need to see your doctor to be absolutely sure it is not heart related. ...Read more

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My throat has been bothering me the past days, like it kinda hurts to swallow also if I just press my head down towards my chest I feel pain or pressu?

My throat has been bothering me the past days, like it kinda hurts to swallow also if I just press my head down towards my chest I feel pain or pressu?

Sore Throat: For significant sore throat with swollen tonsils / lymph nodes – see physician & get a strep throat test/ culture. If you have Strep Throat, antibiotic therapy is imperative to prevent future complications. Consider Tylenol (acetaminophen) or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications. Saltwater gargles: Mix 1 tsp salt in 8 oz warm water – gargle several times a day. Can gargle with Aloe Vera juice twice a day. ...Read more

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Is it normal for toddlers not to eat pretty much any solid food but just milk for 3 to 4 days during sore throat, cold, diarhea etc?

Is it normal for toddlers not to eat pretty much any solid food but just milk for 3 to 4 days during sore throat, cold, diarhea etc?

Yes, that can: Happen. If the child hasn't seen a doctor at this point in the illness, I would recommend you take him/her to see if there is anything that can be treated. The milk may exacerbate the diarrhea, but if not, it's a decent source of fluids. Keep trying, though, to give some solids for a little more nutrition. ...Read more

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Hello! I have an 18 yr old daughter on liquid sertraline for anxiety and OCD. She is having great difficulty swallowing due to the bad taste. Hence, she doesn't take it as prescribed. Can zoloft tablets be crushed and taken with food like applesauce?

Hello! I have an 18 yr old daughter on liquid sertraline for anxiety and OCD. She is having great difficulty swallowing due to the bad taste. Hence, she doesn't take it as prescribed. Can zoloft tablets be crushed and taken with food like applesauce?

Yes: Not uncommon for older kids to have trouble swallowing pills due to severe anxiety/OCD. Try crushing tablet and mixing with applesauce or ice cream. Do talk about this issue with therapist or prescribing doctor. I hope this helps. Best wishes. ...Read more

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It hard to swallow even when I drink water some time it hurt in chest no sore throat?

See Dr: Need an exam and a swallowing study--either by a speech therapist or by a radiologist, depending on your exam and history. Do not put this off, it can cause many problems and may be reflective of a problem itself. ...Read more

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My chest feels compressed both chest and throat hurt and will make my ear hurt too. It hurts to swallow. Feels like swallowing a ball.

My chest feels compressed both chest and throat hurt and will make my ear hurt too. It hurts to swallow. Feels like swallowing a ball.

See a doctor: You do not say if you are having fever, or other symptoms, but from what you have described would advise you to go and get examined ASAP, possibly in an ER if you cannot see your PCP quickly. Good luck and hope this clears up soon ...Read more

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