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I have dysphagia. will I HAVE TO HAVE A TUBE INSERTED IN MY…

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I have dysphagia....

I have dysphagia. will I HAVE TO HAVE A TUBE INSERTED IN MY THROAT IF I GO TO THE HOSPITAL. I THINK I WOULD RATHER DIE IF THAT HAD TO HAPPEN

Doctor's Assistant: How severe is this?

Lately my food has regurgitated and it feels uncomfortable as it passes down the esophagus and I have thrown up

Doctor's Assistant: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?

I take klonopin 4mgdaily for anxiety as my husband has dementia

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Hello, this is Dr. Stan, thank you for your question. I am U.S. trained,

Board Certified and I have 30 years of patient experience and I am here to help you today. I'm sorry that you suffer from Dysphagia. First, the diagnosis of Dysphagia can be done with an upper GI x-ray where you swallow a liquid while the films are taken. If you are concerned about having endoscopy (a test that places a scope through your mouth to look at your esophagus and stomach) you will be asleep and not feel anything. It may be that you have Gastroesophageal Reflux (GERD) and may only need a medication called a PPI such as Nexium to control your symptoms. May I suggest you schedule an appointment with a Gastroenterologist for evaluation. You may just need medication to control the acid and not need any further studies initially.

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