question-icon

Can Polyps In The Esophagus Cause An Obstructive Sensation While Swallowing?

default
Posted on Mon, 16 Oct 2017
Question: In the last several days, I feel like there is always a piece of food stuck in my throat. Drinking fluids doesn't seem to help. At night when I lay down, I experience a lot of coughing. Is there such a thing as polyps in the esophagus?
doctor
Answered by Dr. Bhagyesh V. Patel (17 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
reflux stomach acid , polyp esophagus or else .

Detailed Answer:
Hello dear

Welcome to Healthcaremagic.com
I have evaluated your query thoroughly .

* This may be reflux stomach acid , esophageal polyp or else .

* There is definite lesion as polyps in esophagus ( though rare ) majority of which
occurs in gastro esophageal junction , some in lower and mid esophagus .

Kindly provide further details so that I can answer your query completely .

1. Any history of burning in throat , chest or upper abdomen .
2. Alteration in appetite or weight .
3. Past history of any respiratory issues .
4. History of smoking or alcohol .

Awaiting for your response .
Regards .
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Prasad
doctor
default
Follow up: Dr. Bhagyesh V. Patel (41 minutes later)
I have no history of alcohol, caffeine or smoking. I do not suffer from GERD. No history of respiratory. I have lost weight but from doting over a long period of time. No burning.

Oops, dieting.
doctor
Answered by Dr. Bhagyesh V. Patel (3 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Possible polyp. suggested upper GI endoscopy .

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for the details .

* Possible esophageal polyp .

* Recommendations at present

- Prefer soft , light diet .
- Keep head end of the bed elevated for around 30 degree when resting .
- Consult your doctor for need of upper GI endoscopy .

Wishing you fine recovery .
Regards .
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Prasad
doctor
default
Follow up: Dr. Bhagyesh V. Patel (22 minutes later)
Thank you for the quick reply. It is very much appreciated and I will take your advice.
doctor
Answered by Dr. Bhagyesh V. Patel (1 minute later)
Brief Answer:
Welcome .

Detailed Answer:
Welcome .

Wishing you fine results with scopy and hope it turns out simple inflammation or
other fast recovering condition .

Would like to get follow up afterwards .
Regards dear take care .
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Prasad
doctor
Answered by
Dr.
Dr. Bhagyesh V. Patel

General Surgeon

Practicing since :1999

Answered : 20419 Questions

premium_optimized

The User accepted the expert's answer

Share on

Get personalised answers from verified doctor in minutes across 80+ specialties

152 Doctors Online

By proceeding, I accept the Terms and Conditions

HCM Blog Instant Access to Doctors
HCM Blog Questions Answered
HCM Blog Satisfaction
Can Polyps In The Esophagus Cause An Obstructive Sensation While Swallowing?

Brief Answer: reflux stomach acid , polyp esophagus or else . Detailed Answer: Hello dear Welcome to Healthcaremagic.com I have evaluated your query thoroughly . * This may be reflux stomach acid , esophageal polyp or else . * There is definite lesion as polyps in esophagus ( though rare ) majority of which occurs in gastro esophageal junction , some in lower and mid esophagus . Kindly provide further details so that I can answer your query completely . 1. Any history of burning in throat , chest or upper abdomen . 2. Alteration in appetite or weight . 3. Past history of any respiratory issues . 4. History of smoking or alcohol . Awaiting for your response . Regards .