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Old 03-31-2007, 05:36 AM   #1
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Swallowing problems

I already know i suffer from barrets esophagus and have a hiatus hernia, but recently have started to have problems swallowing! Its not all the time but certainly makes me think when it happens. Was wondering if i should seek medical advice, or is it associated with the above conditions.

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Old 03-31-2007, 08:10 AM   #2
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Re: Swallowing problems

Yes, you should see your Doctor. You could be developing other problems such as no motility in your esophagus, or achalasia, meaning you can't swallow. I would definitely tell your Doctor.

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How old are you ?
43! I phoned the local emergency Doctor, but got told they wouldnt do anything as i could still drink and eat.

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Re: Swallowing problems

You should try to see an internist. There are ways to stop the swallowing difficulty, but a dr. would have to determine which way to help you. I get "esophogal rings" as my dr. calls them. A portion of my esophogas swells, and when I start having swallowing problems, I have to have my eshophogus "stretched." The dr. always checks for polyps, Barrett's, etc. when he does the stretching.

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