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Sometimes while eating my throat tightens. I've been told it could be a hernia.It tightens up then goes away after 2-3 minutes. Is it serious?
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Dr. Gregory Bussell
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
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In brief: Spasm
Could be cricopharyngeal spasm. This occurs when the muscle at the opening of the esophagus tightens involuntarily.
If it persists see an ENT or GI specialist to find out if you have this.

In brief: Spasm
Could be cricopharyngeal spasm. This occurs when the muscle at the opening of the esophagus tightens involuntarily.
If it persists see an ENT or GI specialist to find out if you have this.
Dr. Gregory Bussell
Dr. Gregory Bussell
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Dr. David Astrachan
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
In brief: Not directly
The tightening is a temporary spasm of the upper throat muscle.
Sometimes in response to stomach juice which can come up unexpectedly, the muscle that en circles the upper food tube can spasm. A hiatal hernia can lead to stomach juice coming up more easily.

In brief: Not directly
The tightening is a temporary spasm of the upper throat muscle.
Sometimes in response to stomach juice which can come up unexpectedly, the muscle that en circles the upper food tube can spasm. A hiatal hernia can lead to stomach juice coming up more easily.
Dr. David Astrachan
Dr. David Astrachan
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