What causes difficulty swallowing food followed by vomiting?
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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,
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