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Tear In Food Pipe
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
I am assuming mean the esophagus which is the muscular tube which delivers food from the mouth to the stomach. It lies behind the heart and lungs along the spine. The esophagus can tear after severe episode of vomiting. Also by injury either swallowing something sharp or caustic, and by blunt force trauma occasionally. It needs emergent medical attention to ...Read more
Esophagus injury?: I am assuming mean the esophagus which is the muscular tube which delivers food from the mouth to the stomach. It lies behind the heart and lungs along the spine. The esophagus can tear after severe episode of vomiting. Also by injury either swallowing something sharp or caustic, and by blunt force trauma occasionally. It needs emergent medical attention to hopefully avoid debilitating surgery. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See below: Perforated or ruptured esophagus is not common and can be very serious in some conditions. Sometimes it can happen after an endoscopy procedure, and sometimes after marked forceful vomiting. Sometimes surgery is needed, and sometimes it is treated with antibiotics. It needs urgent medical evaluation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can not chewing well & swallowing food tear esophagus? Chest hurt when swallowing cookie. Afterwards no symptoms, but can it be torn asymptomatically?
Unlikely: A complete tear of the esophagus from normal food would be very unlikely, and you'd know it if it happened (think lots of blood and pain). Esophageal stasis is a condition where normal motility in the esophagus is decreased, leading to pain and difficulty swallowing. The swallowing of hard crunchy foods can cause superficial but painful scratches to the lining of the esophagus. ...Read more
Esophagus pain: Pain in the esophagus can come from multiple causes, but the most common is gastroesophageal reflux. Other problems are possible also, like esophageal injury from repetitive vomiting. Please see your physician for personalized evaluation, examination, and recommendations. Best wishes. ...Read more
Need to see a doc: Heaviness at this age is most likely food indiscretion. If you have been taking alcohol, caffeine , red bull or like drinks these can cause heaviness in the food pipe also known as esophagus. Please be careful in what you are taking in and go see someone for treatment. Eliminate spicy food for now. ...Read more
How do you know?: It would be helpful if you listed symptoms. If you have difficulty swallowing, it may be due a narrowing of the esophagus at one or more sites. It may require endoscopy to settle the issue. It would be prudent to consult your doctor as the issue does not seem suitable for this forum. ...Read more
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