Esophagus

What is Esophagus?

This is food pipe that runs from the throat down to the gastric region and is situated behind the wind pipe.

Questions and answers on "Esophagus"

What are signs and symptoms of Barrett'e esophagus?

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Please follow...

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

Please note that there are no typical signs that suggest XXXXXXX 's esophagus.
Signs and symptoms are the same of acid reflux like pyrosis, bloating, chest burning sensation etc.
Barret 's esophagus is diagnosed by upper GI endoscopy and...

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My husband had a piece of good stuck
In his esophagus and it will not move through. It has been almost 45 minutes now. Any suggestion how to get it to move through.

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
drinking water

Detailed Answer:
Hello and thank you for your question.
Drinking water is the best way to get food to move down the esophagus. If it does not move that could mean that there is an obstruction. If this does not resolve soon he should go to emergency or urgent care for...

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36 hrs ago i took a Lariam tablet which feels like it could be stuck in my lower oesophagus. it is a little bit painful to eat and drink, should i be worried?

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Please visit your doctor.

Detailed Answer:
Hello!

Thank you for the query.

There is no reason to be worried as long as you wont ignore it.
Such tablet which remains in the esophagus can cause an inflammation or even an ulcer of the esophagus. That is why you should not wait any...

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My esophagus seems to be in a spasm of some kind. Nothing will go down, liquid or solid, not even saliva. I have to spit it up every 15 minutes or so. No pain, just refuses to let anything go down. My email is YYYY@YYYY or YYYY@YYYY .

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Considerations.

Detailed Answer:
Hello and thanks for sending the query.

I recommend that you go to your local emergency room as soon as possible.

This is a medical emergency as it sounds like you have developed an obstruction in your esophagus.

This can sometimes be treated with a...

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My son has a nacho chip stuck in his wind pipe. He is breathing ok but is very uncomfotable and just vomitted after drinking alot of liquids. What should i do?

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Airway foreign body vs esophageal spasm.

Detailed Answer:
Hello -

If you are sure it is in his wind pipe (pharynx) and not in the esophagus (tube that goes down to the stomach), then he should go in to the Emergency Room, as any food or foreign material lodged in the pharynx is a...

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Hi doctor my 8 month old baby swallowed a contact lens of mine. It was dry and not properly disposed of. She coughed and choked for a few seconds. My question is since contact lenses,once wet stick adhere to basically any surface, can it adhere to the mucosal lining of her esophagus and not pass? What about her stomach or intestines. I am very concerned.

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Contact lens

Detailed Answer:
Hello. I just read through your question.
The most important thing about any ingested substance is that it doesn't go into the lungs. Based on the history, it appears that the lungs are safe.
Weather in the esophagus or the stomach or intestine, the...

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Swallow prune plum pit and it hurts when I swallow

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
avoid irritating foods , use anti inflammatory meds

Detailed Answer:
HI, thanks for using healthcare magic

Pain is likely due residual inflammation along the lining of the esophagus due to the pit.

Continue to use fluids along with soft foods. Avoiding hot or spicy foods that may...

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can't eat got food stuck in my pipe

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
I would advice you to do esophagoscopy.

Detailed Answer:
Hi,
Thanks for the query.

Your clinical history is suggestive of foreign body in esophagus or decreased motility or inflammation & infection in esophagus .

If I were your treating doctor, I would advice you to do investigation...

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My mom feels like when she eats or drinks the food is going down the wrong way
She says she feels like it's going down her right side instead of going down straight
She doesn't choke but it's been 2 days and it's very uncomfortable
What should we do?

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Suggest barium swallow

Detailed Answer:
Hi
I am Dr Mittal. I have read your query. I think I would be able to help you.

The symptoms of the query are quite suggestive of a possibility called herniation in the esophagus. A pouch like component develop in the esophagus. And the...

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Can you accidentally swallowed noodles (Vietnamese noodles) down into lungs if you are talking and feeling a lil gag.. Can they slip down? Without coughing or would you know? They were slippery lil noodles feels like is in my chest

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
No, this is not possible.

Detailed Answer:
Hello!

Thank you for the query.

The disjunction between the airwaves and esophagus is build in a very smart way. There is not possibility to breath and swallow in one time as only one tube (airwaves or esophagus) are opened at one time.
So...

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Recent questions on  Esophagus

doctor1 MD

hai sir, my name is V.Rani recently for me achalacia cardia and i was dialated esophagus. so, why this achalasia cardia comes? for me while eating one take only i cannot swallow and while drinking water it goes then i check up with doctor they said achalasia cardia. why it comes?

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52 - female, I started with a gurgling stomach a few months ago, and then burping, and finally woke one night to extreme acid reflux . I read about low stomach acid and tried HCL and it has been helping me digest my food. I have constipation , a slight pain under my rib cage, tested and had ultrasound for everything, and results were all good. So my naturopath believes pylori might be the culprit. I am very healthy otherwise, thin, and eat organic foods, in the summer I grow my veggies, I know longer drink coffee, tea, alcohol , or sugar. Does this sound like pylori causing my low stomach acid.? Help, thanks.!

doctor1 MD

Hi I have frequent urination including through the night 3-4 times a night I have bloated stomach look 5months pregnant, nausea , heartburn with acid reflux at night making me gasp for breath and generally feeling awful I have seen a dr and so far have had full blood tests and triple swabs and all have come back normal and I had a abdominal and pelvic ultrasound sound scan which I am awaiting results from the radiography made a point of saying my ovarys are fine no cysts etc but wouldn t comment on the abdominal scan and I noticed he spent ages 5mins above scanning my right side over my rib area but much quicker everywhere else do you think he saw something also I noticed one of the scan pictures had lots of red and blue on it but just on one picture

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hi my name is mac I m 47. I was diagnosed with osteophytosis.i have vary bad stomach and back pain in the lower part it hurt so bad i can hardly walk, set , stand, or even lay down. i had a ultrasound done the dr. said my ovaries and everything down there was fine i have bad constipation and acid reflux , heartburn gird the dr. had given me all kinds of medicine nothing seems to help do you have any advice thank you

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I have a pain on the right side of chest more toward the back. I feel it when I take a deep breath, or cough . and it feels almost like a sore because food brushes against the affected areas as its going down. It feel like irs between the right...

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Hi doctor, I am 36 years of age with 71 kg as weight and 5 ft 8 inch height. since last 1 year at times I feel burning sensation around heart area which lasts for 5-10 minutes.its occurenCe is twice and thrice in 15 days. I have got all checkup...

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Approximately the last ten years I developed a problem swallowing food. I eat slow and chew my food but 2 to 3 times a year the food gets impacted at back of my throat. It's like I can't breath and have to stick my finger down my throat to vomit...

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