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What causes feeling of choking after a meal?

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Dr. Bonnie Berger-Durnbaugh

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Practicing since :1991

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Posted on Tue, 28 Feb 2017 in Lung and Chest disorders
Question: I have had a small choking case from eating my dinner. I have got some chest pains and when I brought up the object their was some blood that came out aswell. what should I do.
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Answered by Dr. Bonnie Berger-Durnbaugh 13 minutes later
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Detailed Answer:
Hello XXXXXXX

I'm sorry you had this scary event!

What did you choke on?
Did all of it come out?
Are you having any breathing difficulties now?
How much blood came up (e.g. 1 tsp, 1 Tbsp, etc)?
Has anymore blood come up?

I will write with information as soon as I hear back.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Bonnie Berger-Durnbaugh 5 minutes later
I chocked on a small bit of steak
I think it all.came out
I have got a tightness in my chest when breathing in and out
roughly about 1tbsp
a little bit only when I have gone to vomit.
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Answered by Dr. Bonnie Berger-Durnbaugh 5 minutes later
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If the bleeding has stopped, and you are able to breathe adequately and comfortably, the irritation from forcibly coughing up the food (and likely breaking some small capillaries) will heal and resolve.

If the tightness continues, and you are still vomiting blood, go in to the ER. There they can listen to your lungs and possibly get a chest X-ray or other exam to see what is going on.


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