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Experience:  14 years as clinician in the field of Family Practice
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Every time I eat a few bites the food doesn't go down all

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every time I eat a few bites the food doesn't go down all the way and I eventually start throwing it up. I had a lap band procedure back in 2005 but have not had it refilled in over 7 years. This just started happening about two months ago. Also sometimes when I stretch to much or strain when having a bowel movement it feels like my insides are twisting inside my stomach. I have to readjust my posture or lay flat on my back and stretch as much as possible for the pain in my side to go away.
JA: Have you had any recent injuries? What seems to make the pain better or worse?
Customer: no I haven't. the pain is better as I stretch out my body more. its worse if I do nothing.
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: i have high blood pressure which is controlled by medication and I am about 40 lbs over weight 50 yr old female
Submitted: 1 month ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Anthony Bray, MD replied 1 month ago.

Hello!

You need to get evaluation here with a gastroenterologist !

You could have an esophageal structure as a possible concern

I think that you may benefit to get a modified barium swallow study and may need an EGD procedure to help evaluate this problem and your symptoms ...

I hope that this information is helpful for you

Let me know if you have further questions or concerns

I will be happy to get back with you

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Thank you and Best Regards,

Anthony Bray MD