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I am 53 years old have trouble swolling food sometimes get

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I am 53 years old have trouble swolling food sometimes get caught in throat and chocks me usually end up throwing up to get rid of food
Submitted: 8 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 8 months ago.

Hi there,
This is Dr Basu, experienced Internal Medicine Specialist.
I am here to address your concerns and provide great service.

This is likely due to the inflammation of the esophagus lining from stomach reflux.

This is possible even without heart burn symptoms.

The inflammation makes passage of food difficult.

Another possibility can be esophageal motility disorder.

Esophagus is a muscular organ and if not contracting properly food will not move down to the stomach normally.

You will need to see a gastroenterologist soon for further evaluation.
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Expert:  Dr. David replied 8 months ago.

This is Dr. David

I am a cancer doctor.

in rare cases, you can have an esophageal cancer blocking your esophagus and causing you to throw up all the foods you eat.

this is not normal for you to be choking on food and throwing it up to get rid of it.

this is a sign of blockage most likely in your esophagus.

are you able to drink fluids? or is that blocked as well

you need to go to the ER and see a doctor right away and get a CT scan of your chest to look at your esophagus.

the ER doctors most likely will refer you to see a GI specialist for an upper endoscopy scope down into your esophagus to check for blockage in your esphagus and esophageal cancers which can occur.

do you have a hospital or ER close to you?

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