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How come I have to eat things really slow and chew so much to swallow without choking?

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Tejas Ozarkar
General Practice
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In brief: Visit a doctor

There are several pathologies that can cause this problem. It could be a problem with your esophagus (food pipe), like a stricture.
It could also possibly be a problem with your neck such as arthritis with bone spurs, or belly issues (ex: hiatal hernia, acid reflux). You should visit your primary care md so they can either fix the problem with meds or refer you to the right doctor.

In brief: Visit a doctor

There are several pathologies that can cause this problem. It could be a problem with your esophagus (food pipe), like a stricture.
It could also possibly be a problem with your neck such as arthritis with bone spurs, or belly issues (ex: hiatal hernia, acid reflux). You should visit your primary care md so they can either fix the problem with meds or refer you to the right doctor.
Tejas Ozarkar
Tejas Ozarkar
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Dr. Gregory Hines
Family Medicine

In brief: Stricture?

It sounds like you may have an esophageal stricture.
You should see a gastroenterologist.

In brief: Stricture?

It sounds like you may have an esophageal stricture.
You should see a gastroenterologist.
Dr. Gregory Hines
Dr. Gregory Hines
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