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What causes difficulty swallowing food followed by vomiting?

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Posted on Fri, 13 May 2016
Question: Sometimes when eating What I eat gets stuck and wont go in the stomach, sometimes drinking water will wash it down. But recently the water backs up in my estufas and I have to vomit. This is becoming a problem. Rice, eggs, and dry meat seem to be the worse offenders. And a lot of the time it will be the first bite of something.
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Answered by Dr. Robert Galamaga (1 hour later)
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Hello & thank you for submitting your question.

These symptoms warrant a visit to your physician for a physical examination. Dysphagia (or problems with swallowing food/food "stuck" in the throat) can be caused by a number of reasons.

Considerations include strictures, webs, rings, outpouchings, or localized obstruction. It is possible you may benefit from a consultation with a gastroenterologist to perform an endoscopy, which is where a tiny camera will be run along the length of the esophagus and examined for the cause of your symptoms.

During the procedure, the physician can also take small biopsies of the esophagus (0.2-0.4 cm on average size) for microscopic examination by a pathologist who will be able to provide additional information as to why your symptoms have developed.

In the meantime, it may help to try to drink something before eating, especially before first bites/first thing in the morning. Smaller bites may also help, if this is something you feel could be modified.

Wishing you good health,
Dr Galamaga
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What causes difficulty swallowing food followed by vomiting?

Brief Answer: Considerations Detailed Answer: Hello & thank you for submitting your question. These symptoms warrant a visit to your physician for a physical examination. Dysphagia (or problems with swallowing food/food "stuck" in the throat) can be caused by a number of reasons. Considerations include strictures, webs, rings, outpouchings, or localized obstruction. It is possible you may benefit from a consultation with a gastroenterologist to perform an endoscopy, which is where a tiny camera will be run along the length of the esophagus and examined for the cause of your symptoms. During the procedure, the physician can also take small biopsies of the esophagus (0.2-0.4 cm on average size) for microscopic examination by a pathologist who will be able to provide additional information as to why your symptoms have developed. In the meantime, it may help to try to drink something before eating, especially before first bites/first thing in the morning. Smaller bites may also help, if this is something you feel could be modified. Wishing you good health, Dr Galamaga