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I have a sore throat for couple weeks now. It feels like something hanging from inside esophagus like a skin tag, I feel like to swallow it. Advice pl?
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Dr. Charles Cattano
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
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In brief: Dysphagia any cause
Distinguish "transfer dysphagia" (problem moving food from mouth to top of esophagus) vs.
"transit dysphagia" (problem getting food down esophagus & into stomach). Motility disorders, strictures, ulceration (pill-associated, viral, or more typically gerd), tumors (benign or not) must all be ruled out. Endoscopy offers the advantage over x-rays by permitting biopsy & removal of lesions, dilation.

In brief: Dysphagia any cause
Distinguish "transfer dysphagia" (problem moving food from mouth to top of esophagus) vs.
"transit dysphagia" (problem getting food down esophagus & into stomach). Motility disorders, strictures, ulceration (pill-associated, viral, or more typically gerd), tumors (benign or not) must all be ruled out. Endoscopy offers the advantage over x-rays by permitting biopsy & removal of lesions, dilation.
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