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Forum Name: Gastroenterology Topics

Question: Trouble Swallowing(painful)


 Feros - Thu Aug 25, 2005 2:24 pm

So a few days ago I was eating some chicken fajitas and I had this pain in my chest (as I swallowed) and now I am having trouble swallowing at every meal and it seems to be getting worse as swallowing is painful now. Now understand I havnt had this problem before and it came out of no where as I ate. It feels like there is something stuck in my throat and it just cant get dislodged it any ideas what this might be and how I might get rid of it short of going to the doctor or is a doctors visit necessary? I have temporary health coverage and I really don't want to have to use it if I can avoid it.
 Theresa Jones, RN - Fri Aug 26, 2005 11:31 am

User avatar Hi Feros,
I realize that you don't want to go to the doctor but I would suggest that you do so. Many conditions may cause a "lump in the throat" feeling such as anxiety, stress, GERD, hiatal hernia's, esophogeal disorders etc. Again, especially since your symptoms seem to be worsening, call your physician for an evaluation.
Sincerely,
Rntdj

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