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Forum Name: Gastroenterology Topics

Question: Esophagus Pain (Wierd To Explain)

 RichardWhiteWolf - Wed Jun 01, 2005 5:40 pm

Age 23

Around Sunday or Monday i started to get a wierd lodged feeling in my throat when swallowing food. The feeling is lower around the sternum can really localize. Sometimes its minor other times the pain lingers and causes pain in breathing.None of this is unbareable but when the symptoms first started any drinking of fluids or eating brought about a severe bout of Naseua.
After searching i was directed to another post on this forum saying innflamation of trauma may cause the pain and to wait a week before seeking medical attention unless pain worsens. But in that instance it was only eating if i swallow and don't wait 10 to 30 seconds afterwards breathing is painful.
Any help on the situation would be welcomed.
 Dr. Safaa Mahmoud - Sat Jul 08, 2006 12:00 pm

User avatar Dear RichardWhiteWolf,
People with GERD will experience one or more of these symptoms, swallowing problems
chest pain,
pain in the throat,
morning hoarseness, and .
discomfort in the chest
Others may experience a feeling like the food stuck in their throat or tightness in the throat, dry cough and shortness of breath. These symptoms are mainly due to inflammation of the esophagus(esophagus)
Sometimes the same symptoms represents the spasm and the impaired contractility of the esophagus (Spastic esophageal motility disorders).
Prokinetic drugs that strengthens the sphincter and improves the gastric emptying. When there is an acid reflux it is not enough to treat the symptoms with one drug instead the addition of Anti acids, Acid H2 blockers or proton pump inhibitors mat help to control the symptoms.
Certain foods are known to aggravate the condition, and you better avoid them. These include chocolate, beverages containing caffeine, fatty and fried foods, garlic and onions, spicy and tomato containing foods.

Keep on follow up with your doctor, update him with your symptoms, by complete history and physical examination, he can recommend the proper medical approach.
Best regards,

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