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Why do I feel like my esophagus is swollen and i feel like burping to?

Why do I feel like my esophagus is swollen and i feel like burping to?

Gas/reflux: You may be experiencing acid reflux going from your stomach to your esophagus. This should be evaluated by your physician and certain medicines are available to help with this issue. ...Read more

Esophagus (Definition)

This is the muscular structure built like a tube that connects your throat to the stomach though which food ...Read more


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Can seasonal allergies make throat/esophagus feel swollen? Been like this all spring and only spring time. Can feel food go down

Can seasonal allergies make throat/esophagus feel swollen? Been like this all spring and only spring time. Can feel food go down

See allergist: The answer is yes. In fact you may have a condition known as Eosinophilic esophagitis which can lead to scarring and obstruction to passage of food. Seasonal occurrence has been reported and attributed to pollen allergy (usually it is from food). You need to consult an allergist ASAP. In the meanwhile , eliminate dairy from your diet and see if this helps. ...Read more

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My thraot feels like each side is swollen and pressing on my esophagus. it's tight. not sore. I'm not sick.

My thraot feels like each side is swollen and pressing on my esophagus.
it's tight. not sore. I'm not sick.

Sore throat: Most people do not need to see a doctor about a sore throat. It usually gets better on its own. But sore throat can sometimes be serious. See a doctor or nurse if: ?You have a fever of at least 101°F or 38.4°C ?Your throat pain is severe within the first 2 days, or does not start to improve within 5 to 7 days Go to the emergency room if: ?Have trouble breathing ?Drooling because you cannot swallow ...Read more

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I can swallow moist food and beverages, but dry food particles seem to get stuck in back of throat, not esophagus. Could this be my swollen tonsil?

I can swallow moist food and beverages, but dry food particles seem to get stuck in back of throat, not esophagus.  Could this be my swollen tonsil?

Dysphagia, LERD, or?: Difficulty swallowing ("dysphagia") can be distinguished as a "transfer" problem (difficulty moving food from mouth to top of esophagus), "transit" problem (difficulty moving food down the esophagus), "spasm", gerd (due to sphincter problems), or obstructive (webs, rings, strictures, ulcer, tumor). LERD, hypopharyngeal inflammation or trauma, foreign bodies also need to be considered. Get eval. ...Read more

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What can cause esophageal lymph node to swell?

What can cause esophageal lymph node to swell?

Monitoring Centers: Lymphatic system absorbs/carries things too big to go into the arteries/veins like bacteria eaten by white cells and digested food. Lymph nodes "taste" the lymph for anything bad like bacteria/viruses/cancers, etc. When it detects a problem, it alerts the immune system and your body reacts. They enlarge in response to the inflammation they create when they react. They shrink when all is well. ...Read more

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My lower esophagus has formed into a s shape why?

My lower esophagus has formed into a s shape why?

Do U have Achalasia: Achalasia is defined by absent peristalsis in the esophagus & incomplete relaxation of the lower esophageal sphincter (les). It may be a "primary" esophageal motility disorder, or "secondary" to cancers invading the les (pseudoachalasia), chagas disease from reduviid bug bites, amyloidosis, sarcoidosis, eosinophilic infiltration. Similar motor abnormalities can be seen with diabetes & ciip. ...Read more

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Are esophagus spasms dangerous?

Are esophagus spasms dangerous?

Highly inconvenient : Not life threatening but could indicate significant underlying reflux ...Read more

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What to do if my esophagus is damaged?

What to do if my esophagus is damaged?

See your doc: It is unclear of how you think this has happened but need to see a physician for the diagnosis. Need either an upper endoscopy or x-rays called an UGI to reveal further what is going on. Eliminate for now any alcohol or caffeine until this is evaluated. ...Read more