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Esophageal Disorders

Any disorders that affect the esophagus, the tube that carries food from the mouth to the stomach, are called esophageal diseases. The most common esophageal disease is gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). Alcohol, obesity, smoking, etc., are risk factors for esophageal diseases.

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My mother is suffering from blockage due to a barium solution overdose. Is it life-threatening?

Query: Hello doctor, My mother started having internal bleeding two weeks back due to Pradaxa, which she was prescribed three weeks ago. In search of this internal bleed, my mother was asked to drink a gallon of bowel flushing solution. She drank two-thirds of the solution, but was told that she had not ha...  Read Full »

Dr. Ramesh Kumar S

Answer: Hi, Welcome to According to the details given by you, thebarium was unable to reach her stomach. So, most likely her condition is called achalasia cardia. Achalasia is a serious condition that affects your esophagus. The lower esophageal sphincter is a valve that closes off the esopha...  Read Full »

Are throat and sternal pain while swallowing indicate esophageal cancer?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 26-year-old male. I have intermittent slight pain while swallowing and also have slight sternum pain. What are the chances of esophageal cancer?  Read Full »

Dr. Mohammed Osama Aboborda

Answer: Hello, Welcome to My question now is not about pain but about the difficulty of swallowing. Do you swallow solid food easily or liquid food? Or no difference? Do you have reflux in the form of a burning sensation in your chest or your stomach? Do you have a bitter taste in your throat w...  Read Full »

Can H. pylori infection make it difficult to swallow solid food?

Query: Hi doctor,For the past few months, I have a feeling of heaviness in my chest and throat for few minutes after eating food and it seems to be stuck in my throat. I have consulted a gastroenterologist and undergone an endoscopy. I was diagnosed with an H-pylori infection. I am taking Rabeprazole, Amox...  Read Full »

Dr. Ajeet Kumar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Your symptoms seem to be due to an oesophageal problem. H.pylori infection (Helicobacter pylori) infects the stomach and causes acid-related symptoms like acidity and pain. But it is confined to the stomach area and it does not affect the oesophageal area. So there is a...  Read Full »

What causes the feeling of something stuck in the throat and metallic taste?

Query: Hi doctor, I have few symptoms for a month, like sour or metallic tongue, usually when I eat some food. I feel like I have something stuck in my throat, and I do not feel like eating anything. I feel short of breath. However, some relief if I burp, I also have to clear phlegm from my throat all the...  Read Full »

Dr. Ajeet Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to It seems there is a problem with your food pipe. Acid reflux, regurgitation of food, choking and frequent salivation, and sometimes vomiting are all symptoms related to food pipes (esophagus). The metallic taste of tongue, food stuck, and difficulty swallowing are...  Read Full »

I have been diagnosed with esophageal dysmotility. Is it curable or will it stay forever?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 37-year-old female and have been told that I have esophageal dysmotility, but have to wait to see a gastroenterologist. What is the condition and what is its prognosis? I have a medical history of rhinitis and polyps and have been experiencing hiccups quite a lot for the past tw...  Read Full »

Dr. Ghulam Fareed

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have read your query, and understand your concern. I will review your case history and will get back to you in a short time. Please wait to get my detailed response before you reply to this message. Kind regards.  Read Full »

I have red hands and arms. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 37-year-old female with polyps and persistent rhinitis. I had anxiety during the previous six months, and I did an investigation for issues with the throat, such as tingling, irritation in the lower throat, reflux, and sporadic chest tightness. Reflux globus was initially though...  Read Full »

Dr. Salah Saad Hassan Shoman

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and can understand your concern. This is a livedo reticularis disease that may be caused by a persistent infection, but you should see a vascular expert to rule out other possibilities. I hope this helps. Thank you and take care.  Read Full »

Can narrowing of the esophagus cause minty feeling in your nose and throat?

Query: Hi doctor, I have been having a menthol or minty feeling in my nose and throat when I breathe for more than a year. I have been placing on Gaviscon and Nexium (40 mg) for more than a year, but the feeling persists. Please help me.  Read Full »

Dr. Ajeet Kumar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to It seems that you have been given a treatment considering gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). However, GERD's predominant symptoms are acid reflux and heartburn, but I do not see that you mention any of those. The fruity smell in the breath can be due to undigested ...  Read Full »

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