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Forum Name: Gastroenterology Topics
Question: swallowing problem
|esorami - Thu Dec 02, 2004 3:45 pm||
My dh has problems when he tries to swallow his very first mouthful of food. sometimes it takes him forever to get any of his food swallowed. he eats slowly and chews his food well. he was tested by drinking a liquid and while swallowing an exray showed his throat movements. the test showed nothing abnormal. sometimes he cannot finish eating because of this. has anyone heard of this?
|Theresa Jones, RN - Fri Dec 03, 2004 5:29 pm||
There is a condition that come to mind. For instance, there can be a narrowing of the esophagus, that makes one feel like there is some difficulty swallowing. A test called an egd can detect any abnormalities that may not show with a barium swallow (the test you described) Regardless, since there is still a problem it certainly calls for a re-evaluation.
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