Throat problems swallowing

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1064115 tn?1257976517 There's been some speculation about MS causing GERD - if the muscles at the top of the stomach that control the valve weaken, then it would open and send gastric juices into the esophagus. I don't know about that. But one of my enduring MS symptoms has been an esophageal spasm - usually triggered by indigestion.
Avatar n tn Hello and hope you are doing well. The common causes for problems in swallowing are enlarged tonsils and GERD. Gastro esophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) is caused due to reflux of acid from the stomach into the esophagus. It could also be due to neuropathy. Diabetes can cause autonomic neuropathy and affect the digestive system. It could sometimes be due to disorders of the esophagus.
Avatar f tn so ask all you need to get a clear picture of what is happening. Swallowing difficulties can include *problems with swallowing food *aspirating food or liquid into the lungs *sensation of lump in the throat * difficulties with speech I had the lump in my throat for a good 6 months - I was referred to an ENT, but he could find nothing wrong when he examined me. Hopefully someone else with this problem can add to the conversation.
Avatar f tn // Swallowing issues are very, very important. I was dx with it while in the hospital last month. We could see that the muscles in the back of my tongue and throat were not coordinating and that once I swallow, particles of food were going down the wind pipe and not the food pipe.
346570 tn?1267503627 It bothered me so much that I took a flashlight to my throat and realized it was my large uvula! Try not to focus on your throat or swallowing. The more you focus on it, the more aware of it you become and thus starts the cycle. Easier said, than done, I know.
Avatar f tn My husband has GERD and often feels like he has something in his throat, and diffuclty swallowing. The acid may have created a sore spot that has swollen.
1627868 tn?1333889942 Hi Sarah- I have swallowing problems. Chin tuck, small bites, never talk with anything in your mouth...these seem to be the best answers. Do you have a problem with biting your lips of inside your mouth also? If so, I would love to know how to combat that one :D So sorry you have to worry about eating and drinking.
Avatar n tn For the last two or three months I have had to eat very, very small bites, wait between bites, and still sometimes it seems to back up in my throat. Swallowing liquids seems to be the worst. After eating I have thick saliva on my tongue,and this stuff in my throat caused my mouth to produce excess saliva so I swallow and swallow (kind of like when you are going to vomit). Once or twice a day now this saliva comes back up.
Avatar f tn i was diagnosed with gerd about a year ago. i have had problems swallowing in the past but thought it was a symptom of gerd. just recently the problems have gotten worse. when i try to eat or drink anything i get a tightness in my throat like suomething is stuck and my throat swells up. i have two family members with the same or similar problems and they were diagnosed with haveing thyroid problems. how can i find out what is actually wrong with me without going through a lot of expensive tests.
Avatar f tn Swallowing problems are rather common in MS. However, diffiiculties of this kind can be caused by other conditions, up to and including anxiety. I'm not suggesting that anxiety is behind what you folks are reporting---I just want you to be prepared for that sort of brush-off, as it's the first thing the doctors think of. A barium swallow study can show a lot, as can an endoscopy, so try to get these tests scheduled.
Avatar m tn I have begun to have problems swallowing, sharp pains, it feels like it shoots from my nodule down to my stomach, and if I burp it really hurts! I feel like my body is falling apart.
Avatar m tn I am 28 years old male, I am having problems swallowing food roughly 3-5 minutes after starting to eat. I experience feeling of throwing-up as I swallow (my stomach feels fine, but my “throat” act as if it is rejecting the food!). There is no associated pain during swallowing, and the only way to ease the process is to drink liquids with food. All of this is preventing me from eating large quantities of food necessary to gain weight since I am extremely underweight.
Avatar f tn past the leg cramos and muscle I am having swallowing problems. SO bad that I failed a Gastric Emptying Test and go to see the Doc about that tomorrow. COuld anxiety actually cause the muscles in the esophagus to spasm or quit moving normally?
Avatar f tn However for the past 2 yrs she has been suffering from problems swallowing. She states when she eats she feels the food travel very slowly down her throat/esophagus. She really cant eat solid foods. No meats,pasta, etc. When she does eat things like rice she has to chew the food to the point where its almost liquid in her mouth otherwise she feels like she is going to choke.She has had 2 endoscopy's with dialation. The endoscopy showed no abnormalities and biopsy's done were all negative.
Avatar n tn Hello I'm a 17 year old male, for the past few weeks I've been having swallowing problems, when these happen it feels like I can't breathe for a few seconds and then it passes, I have no pain at all. I've been to the ER a few times for this but they tell me my airways are fine, I have hypothyroidism I take synthroid 75mg.
400099 tn?1282958464 It's been hinted at that I've moved onto secondary progressive. Does anyone else have swallowing problems?
1088527 tn?1425316975 hey everyone I am still in limbo land but have been having problems with swallowing for a year now but it has been getting worse I was reffered to a speech therapist and 2 weeks ago I had a barium swallow my results I got yesterday was mild to moderate oropharyageal dysphagia mostly food is getting stuck on the right side of my throat it makes swallowing difficult with things getting stuck there.
572651 tn?1333939396 I get esophageal spasms too, especially when I'm stressed or when I've had gastric problems. I also get throat cramps - little muscles around the throat cramp up. I drink a large glass of warm water, veeeeeeerrrrrry slowly, to get my throat to loosen up - rather like doing stretches. But when it's crampy, it's only good to release the spasm - it won't get rid of that cramped sensation. Another possibility is that it's related to your blood pressure - have you taken your pulse?
Avatar n tn It can be many things, exercising in hot or humid conditions can trigger an asthma attacks, throat tightness and trouble swallowing are symptoms of digestive problems or your diet (heart burn, reflux and acid that reaches the throat area causing errosion). Get a second opinion if necessary, but you might have to be treated for acid reflux...Nexium is excellent and healing).
799695 tn?1257583198 Has anyone ever had throat muscle contractions which pressed on the gag reflex and made you throw up? I've had swallowing problems before, but now it seems like my throat muscles are becoming spastic and just contracting and making me throw up. I also just got over the swine flu a few weeks ago and have heard that illness like the flu can bring about a relapse. I know i'm not sick from the flu, because I can clearly feel my muscles tightening in my throat. Is this common?
Avatar f tn For about 2 weeks my throat has been giving me troubles. I have trouble swallowing and I feel like there is thick mucus caught in my throat. I try to cough it up but very littlecomes up. I end up gagging and throwing up, but that still doesn't help. What could be causing this?? I am getting worried !! I can't hardly swallow food.
Avatar n tn Hi, I was wondering if anyone out there with LPR suffers from swallowing problems. I was diagnosed with gerds a year ago this weekend. I was put on protonix, 1 x a day, and I avoid all spicey foods, tomato products, caffeine, chocolate, and carbonated beverages. In time, my symptoms seemed to improve, with bouts of relapses here and there. The heartburn seems to be manageable, but I feel it all in my larynx, and this does not seem to be subsiding.
Avatar f tn Gastroenterologist feels my swallowing problems are neurological. Probably due to continuous spasms in neck twenty four hours a day. As I'm on high doses of baclofen he's trying domperidone for 6 weeks. to try to aid throat motility. He also told me to eat lots of ice cream to get much needed calories. I have to go back in six weeks. The letter I wrote to Pals, Pals passed it onto complaints department. They emailed me and I messaged back I didn't want to make the complaint official.