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Occasional burning in esophagus only when swallowing, please help

I am occasionally getting a burning sensation in my lower throat , when I eat certain foods. It is not heart burn as it only burns while the food is going down. As soon as the food hits my chest about heart level the burning stops. It only happens with some foods. I first noticed this several years ago when I ate a McDonalds hamburger, I assumed it was something in their meat and have never had another one. In the last 2 weeks, it has started to happen at about 3 meals a week it seems to be most common when I eat red meats but has happened with pasta and salad also.
Asked On : Thu, 14 Apr 2011
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well u try to have somne precautions dont take too much outside food and try to edrink as much as water u can n dont worry u will be feel better soon
and take soem medicine like ppi which will help to reduce the secretion of you will be relieved ..its the gastritis ..
Answered: Thu, 14 Apr 2011
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Thanks but I don't believe that answer helped me much. I do drink lots of water, its all I drink in fact. I don't believe its a matter of eating too much food since when it does happen it will happen with the first bite of the item I take. In one meal I can have a bite of vegetables and get no burning but with a bite of meat it will burn the entire way down my throat till it gets to my stomach. The burning does not continue after the food is down and I am getting no heart burn after a meal. As I said it is not happening with every meal only a few times a week.
Answered: Fri, 15 Apr 2011
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