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Pain In Esophagus When Coughing
Sometimes it feels like air is coming up my esophagus, kind of like mucus when you are coughing it up, but there isn't mucus and then I cough. No pain?
Aerophagia vs reflux: Involuntary belching after a meal is normal, caused by release of swallowed gas after distension of the stomach with food. Magenblase syndrome is postprandial epigastric fullness ; bloating, relieved by belching. Aerophagia (accumulation of gas due to air swallowing) is common with anxiety, hypersalivation from gum chewing, smoking, drinking, oral irritation. Gerd may contribute to your distress. ...Read more
The cough reflex is a protective mechanism that uses muscles in your throat and chest to expel mucous and saliva that may contain pathogens that would otherwise possibly be inhaled via aerosol or to expel pathogens infecting the throat and respiratory system. Cough benefits the host by reducing load and benefits the pathogen which may then spread via aerosol. ...Read more
Indirectly......: Barrett's esophagus is an injury to the esophagus that happens when there is gastroesophageal reflux present. And, GERD can cause wheezing and cough. If the GERD is treated, the cough and wheezing due to the GERD will go away and Barrett's esophagus will be avoided so see your doctor for diagnosis and treatment of GERD! ...Read more
Could occasional cough be a sign of item lodged in esophagus in toddler? Eating and drinking normal. Acting normal. Coughed maybe 5x
Cough: Is it serious: It sounds like with swallowing and acting normal you do not need to be worried. Drinking fluids is another reason to be reassured. ...Read more
I think my cough is from GERD because it happens more often when I eat. What causes me to cough? Is my esophagus sensitive from the acid?
Reflux causing cough: Coughing occurs because the gastric contents are refluxed back up the esophagus and spill onto the larynx (voice box) which because irritated and tries to protect your airway by forcefully expelling the irritant out of the lung. One of the functions of the larynx is to protect the airway and it does it by stimulating the cough reflex when there has been an aspiration. ...Read more
Endoscopy 6 years ago found severe erosion of esophagus, h pyloric and large amount of acid. Now have chronic cough for years, especially at night.?
LPR...: Your chronic cough might be a symptom of LPR (laryngopharyngeal reflux). This is caused by reflux and regurgitation of stomach contents and acid all the way up the esophagus until it spills over into the larynx and irritates the vocal cords and bronchial tubes. Treatment includes acid suppressive therapy with ppi type drugs e.g. Prilosec, along with diet and lifestyle changes. ...Read more
What does it mean i'd I cough a lot afteri eat? Someone's there's phlegm. Am I chewing or swallowing food right? Also feel air through esophagus.
Bad cough, 3 weeks, non producing, feels like I am drowning, burp to relax esophagus so I can breathe?
Chest pain palpitations feeling like you have to cough because of it. Could be esophagus spasms? Arythmyia? Have mild gastritis get pain after eat too
Multiple Causes: Chest pain can be a symptom of heart disease but may be may other things such as esophageal spasms, great vessel disease, respiratory disorders (asthma, COPD, bronchitis, infections), and muscle problems to name a few. It really depends on the clinical situation and other symptoms you may be having. You should see a doctor to get more information if it is severe or persistent. ...Read more
Have multi connective tissue disorder it caused some esophagus issues and bad acid reflux. Could this be why I cough when drinking/eating cold things?
I have had a cough and wheezing for 5 months. I have a history of gerd and I'm now wearing a bravo. My EGD showed a tortuous distal esophagus. Ph 1.4?
Gerd: The cough and wheezing may or may not be related to your gerd. Nevertheless I recommend that you consult a pulmonologist as you may have adult onset asthma. Either way you will be treated for your prolonged cough and wheezing by an appropriate specialist. Let the gastroenterologist treat your gerd. ...Read more
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
Feels like something is stuck in my throat, causing chest and esophagus pain. Having a hard time breathing, more saliva and cough then normal.
Symptoms: Go seek medical care and be evaluated, those symptoms should not be ignored. ...Read more
I have had Barrets esophagus for several years. I have been prescribed Nexium (esomeprazole) which has helped, but I still cough alot with 'tickle in my throat'?
I was hoarse for a day or two and now I have a cough and no throat pain when I swallow but if I touch my esophagus it's tender what's wrong?
If a person has symptoms caused by esophageal cancer would taking cough drops help supress those symptoms?
Not really: What symptoms are you referring here? Esophageal cancer usually is presented with problem with swallowing- usually harder with solid food than liquid. Also, other symptoms like bloathing, pain/discomfort can happen. When the cancer spreads outside the esophagus- for instance the lung, liver -other symptoms related to the location of the spreads can occur like weight loss etc. Cough drop won't help. ...Read more
It really depends on the underlying cause. If you have had a repair of esophageal atresia, there can be areas of swelling that may impinge on the airway. I would recommend seeing your physician and having pulmonary function testing and a TB test.
A virtual appt is available online. ...Read more
I cough or choke up blood it comes up my esophogus and then I get real bad heart burn. Is it anemia or an ulcer?
Heme: Sounds like peptic disease, blood not good go see the doctor and be evaluated. ...Read more
I have had a cold but it is getting better, but still coughing some. My problem is that it feels like there is something stuck in my esophagus and it?
Post-nasal drip: Cough is really the last symptom to resolve for viral upper respiratory infections. Cough medications, hydration (at least 6-8 cups water per day) +/- an inhaler will likely help make this cough go away. If you are having wheezing and/or coughing bouts (several consecutive coughs) an inhaler may help and requesting this from your PCP (Primary Care Physician) is advised. ...Read more
Can coughing harshly cut my esophagus? I just got over a very bad case of bronchitis. It was so bad that coughing was almost constant and unstoppable. I have been coughing a lot still, even though I have gotten past the worst part of the sickness. I was w
It: It would be very rare for a severe cough to cause damage to the esophagus. Severe coughing can cause chest pain and great discomfort for patient's however. If a patient with bronchitis has worsening phlegm, fever, shortness of breath, or chest pain then they should notify their physician. A warm steamy bathroom, humidifier, and over the counter cough syrup may help. Ask your pharmacist for advice on cough syrup. Taking advil or tylenol (acetaminophen) may help chest discomfort as well. ...Read more
Yes: Gastrointestinal /esophageal conditions such as esophageal strictures and esophagitis/gastritis stimulate the vagus nerve and parasympathetic system. This stimulation can cause bronchospasm and bronchial secretions which leads to cough. Best to treat esophageal /gastric conditions in addition to treating and diagnosing other respiratory causes of the cough. ...Read more
If you regurgitate: It has become increasing common to evaluated esophageal diseases when evaluating a cough or bronchitis. Any esophageal obstruction such as a stricture (or a cancer or achalasia) to cause regurgitation of esophageal contents and then aspiration into the trachea which will cause immediate coughing and if persistent even bronchitis. ...Read more
Coughing in esophageal cancer is usually caused by airway (aka bronchus or wind pipe) irritation, most commonly by:
1. Aspiration (saliva and/or food going into the airway) due to obstruction of the esophagus by tumor
2. A large tumor pushing on or growing into the airway. ...Read more
Now having difficulty swallowing. Do you know of a correlation between chronic coughing/bronchitis and esophageal strictures?
Possibly...: Esophageal strictures could lead to aspiration which in turn could lead to cough either directly or related to bronchospasm. Gastroesophageal reflux disease causes bronchospasm and thus can also lead to chronic cough. See your doctor for diagnosis and treatment. If you smoke, smoking cessation is also needed. ...Read more
Hi, I had a barium swallow x-ray in February, which was normal. Now having some minor issues. Also coughing some blood stained sputum, Is it possible for Esophageal cancer to be advanced now 10 months later. How long does it take to develop. Thanks.
Barium swallow: Barium swallow may miss esophageal cancer. Upper endoscopy is the gold standard for diagnosis. Coughing up blood is not a characteristic symptom of esophageal cancer but an examination of the mouth, posterior nasal area and throat as well as a tracheal, bronchial and lung evaluation if coughing up blood occurs. ...Read more
Hi I have been to my gp with some swallowing issues, no dysphagia, pain etc. He has put this down to gord, but has given me a referral to a gastro. I have had a couple times coughing some blood stained sputum, is this a sign of esophageal cancer?
I was coughinh all day and the next day I feel like I felt like my esophagis is on fire what could it be?
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