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My chest feels like my food is stuck and I keep burping and spitting up flem what could be my problem?

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Dr. Arthur Heller
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
7 doctors agree

In brief: Dysphagia?

Narrowing of the esophagus due to inflammation, scarring or tumor can cause food to get stuck.
Not rare with chronic reflux/heartburn symptoms-typically solids. Tight lower esoph sphincter can cause also. Abnormalities in muscles/nerves/coordination of swallow cause problems with solids and liquids. See a GI doc. Tests include xray swallow, endoscopy, muscle test (manometry). Rx: help or cure.

In brief: Dysphagia?

Narrowing of the esophagus due to inflammation, scarring or tumor can cause food to get stuck.
Not rare with chronic reflux/heartburn symptoms-typically solids. Tight lower esoph sphincter can cause also. Abnormalities in muscles/nerves/coordination of swallow cause problems with solids and liquids. See a GI doc. Tests include xray swallow, endoscopy, muscle test (manometry). Rx: help or cure.
Dr. Arthur Heller
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Dr. Brett Kalmowitz
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
6 doctors agree

In brief: Several

Could be an esophageal stricture from reflux or cancer or a motility problem or an allergic condition affecting the esophagus among others.
Get it checked by a GI doc with an endoscopy.

In brief: Several

Could be an esophageal stricture from reflux or cancer or a motility problem or an allergic condition affecting the esophagus among others.
Get it checked by a GI doc with an endoscopy.
Dr. Brett Kalmowitz
Dr. Brett Kalmowitz
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