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Food stuck in esophagus, stomach bloating. Taking medication for heartburn, acid reflux. Serious condition?

Ive had my symptoms for more than 24 hours. It feels like I have a large piece of food stuck in my esophegous and over last few hours this had became increasingly painful to the extent of unbearable. It s like indigestion but much much worse. I m on medication for heartburn which I take every day, ranitidine , for acid reflux , (it is NOT rhe same symptoms) I have taken several doses of this medication over 24 hours but it s not helped at all. I m convinced something is stuck. My stomach is bloated so much to extent it feels like its going to burst. Please help!!!! Should I go to ER?
Thu, 11 Apr 2019
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General & Family Physician 's  Response
Hello,

Since you have unbearable pain, this is not the time to stay back at home. Visit the ER without delay & get physically examined. You need medical support & immediate medical treatment.

Your symptom is indicative of blocked bowel or intestinal obstruction. Avoid taking anything orally. It can be a medical emergency.

Get done X-Ray, CT, USG at the earliest. Your treatment will be done according to the type of obstruction(partial or complete) detected. Your treating doctor may suggest you for a surgery or a stent. Get hospitalized so that your condition can be stabilized.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Regards,
Dr. Nupur K, General & Family Physician
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Food stuck in esophagus, stomach bloating. Taking medication for heartburn, acid reflux. Serious condition?

Hello, Since you have unbearable pain, this is not the time to stay back at home. Visit the ER without delay & get physically examined. You need medical support & immediate medical treatment. Your symptom is indicative of blocked bowel or intestinal obstruction. Avoid taking anything orally. It can be a medical emergency. Get done X-Ray, CT, USG at the earliest. Your treatment will be done according to the type of obstruction(partial or complete) detected. Your treating doctor may suggest you for a surgery or a stent. Get hospitalized so that your condition can be stabilized. Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further. Regards, Dr. Nupur K, General & Family Physician