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Q: feeling of something stuck in my chest and wont go down

feeling of something stuck in my chest and wont go down

He doesnt have any other pain anywhere else, he said it feels as if he swallow something and it wont go down.

 

 

 

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jan43renee, Community Member
12/13/09 9:46pm

This was something common a few years ago that happened to my husband.  He finally got an endoscope done where they sedate you, put a scope with a camera down your throat, and view the esophageal lining and stomach area.  His was clogged up with scar tissue from recurring stomach acid.  Over the years, the acid produced inflammation and the esophagus had repaired itself.  The doctor had to clean out that scar tissue.  He said that some people have to have it done every year and some people every few years, and he may never have to have it redone.  The key is to watch the spices that you eat, if it is really bad maybe take a proton pump inhibitor like Nexium, Prevacid, Prilosec, to keep acid decreased, don't eat right before going to bed say 2 to 3 hrs before, and keep your head elevated at least six inches when sleeping, also decrease soda pop.

 

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Jay, Community Member
2/ 4/13 8:55pm

I been having this problem for over a year and no meds sems to work, i even ended up going to Johns Hopkins university hospital where they teste me for cancer and esophogus motility and everything came back negative..but the unconfort on my throat and chest persist, even after I changed my diet and sleep elevated with a wedge pillow. can someone help me. i'm desperated.. 

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By nedra vasquez, Community Member— Last Modified: 02/04/13, First Published: 12/11/09