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What causes fissures in the throat?

I was having difficulty swallowing food and my supplements and medications. I thought that maybe my thyroid was inflamed, but had that checked it is not. Then one of the doctors said I may have fissures in the back of my throat or espohagus. Food does get stuck in the back of my throat and or esophagus and sometimes it does take the act of God to go down. What are fissures? Are they pockets in the throat where food catches?
Thu, 19 Jul 2018
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Hello and Welcome to ‘Ask A Doctor’ service. I have reviewed your query and here is my advice.

Chron's disease or systemic sclerosis or acid reflux with ulcers etc. Until examination is done it is difficult to say what it is. Avoid spicy food and alcohol avoid smoking and caffeine drinks. Please consult your gastroentrologist he will do upper GI scopy and treat you accordingly.

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What causes fissures in the throat?

Hello and Welcome to ‘Ask A Doctor’ service. I have reviewed your query and here is my advice. Chron s disease or systemic sclerosis or acid reflux with ulcers etc. Until examination is done it is difficult to say what it is. Avoid spicy food and alcohol avoid smoking and caffeine drinks. Please consult your gastroentrologist he will do upper GI scopy and treat you accordingly. Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.