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Date : 13-Jan-2012
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User :   Hello i have this feeling when i swallow my glands bother me like it goes up and down but i dont feel like i am getting a cold and it doesnt feel sore.. what can this be
Doctor :   hi
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ok
User :   hello
Doctor :  
what other symptoms do you have associated with it?
User :   just that like everytime i swallow i feel that sensation like my glands are going out of there place up and down
Doctor :  
do you have nausea?
User :   no
Doctor :   do feel the glands going up and down or is it the 'something stuck' like feeling?
User :   alittle bit of both
Doctor :   does this feeling come while swallowing solid food? or is it present when swallowing liquids too?
User :   mostly with liquids but i dont have the feeling all the time it comes and goes
Doctor :  
do you have belching/burping associated?
Doctor :   when does this happen the most?
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is it associated when you take fatty/spice foods?
User :   yes i have gerd i know most of the symptoms but this feeling feels different but i dont know if this is a acid reflux feeling also
Doctor :  
ok
User :   i mean related to
Doctor :  
ok
Doctor :  
GERD, when not under control, can lead to these symptoms
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that come and go as the severity gets more
User :   even the glands feeling?
Doctor :  
are you taking medication for GERD?
User :   yes prilosecc otc 20mg 2x a day
Doctor :  
more than the gland feeling, its like something stuck in throat that moves up and down as if its like a gland
Doctor :  
ok
User :   oh ok
Doctor :  
have you had upper GI endoscopy done anytime?
Doctor :   if yes when was it done, and what did it reveal?
User :   yes i had it done 2 months and the inflammation and ulcer were healed
Doctor :  
ok
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where were the ulcer and inflammation located?
User :   the esophagus
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did it show reflux into esophagus?
User :   yes
Doctor :  
was the esophago-gastric sphincter working fine? or was it reported laxed?
User :   i really dont know that
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :  
I would suggest you to discuss these symptoms with your doctor/gastroenterologist, since the symptoms are possibly due to GERD and the acid reflux
User :   ok i will thank you
Doctor :  
which is irritating and causing the esophageal mucosa
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to secrete more mucus as protective lining
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and getting propelled upwards ointo the throat
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giving you the feeling of gland moving up and down as you swallow
Doctor :  
the repeat endoscopy if done now, would show the esophageal inflammation to be more
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have you followed what I have said?
User :   yes
Doctor :  
Is there any thing else I can help you with?
User :   no thats all
Doctor :   also to treat your present symptoms, you would require a higher gastric acid suppressor
User :   ok
Doctor :  
that would prevent further acid production in high amounts leading to the damage due to the reflux to be less
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and thereby controling your symptoms.
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is there anything else you would like to ask me?
User :   thats all thank you
Doctor :   Please fill the feedback form say done when done.
User :   done
Doctor :  
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