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Food taking long time to digest. What can be the cause?

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what is the cause when the food take along time to digest or go down ,this also includes drinking liquids it seem to get stuck i have to keep sipping water or do little burps and keep swollowing until it goes down, then again i can eat a meal and i goes down normal but most of the time i get this problem what is the problem?
Posted Thu, 15 Aug 2013 in Digestion and Bowels
Answered by Dr. Shruti Rijhwani 29 minutes later
Dear Sir ,

Thank you for posting your query on XXXXXXX

Well looking into your problem I see that there is a difficulty in swallowing of both solid and liquid foods . The problem that you are facing is intermittent and not continuous . This is known as dysphagia and there can be many reasons for this.

Just by history I will not be able to pin point one single cause . I advise you to see an ENT specialist for this . First it has to be established whether the dyspahgia is mechanical or neurogenic . A UGI endoscopy should be done urgently to look for any mechanical cause .

Kindly seek medical advise at earliest.

Wish you good health.

Take care.

Dr. Shruti
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