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Food is stuck in throat, reflux, vomiting - 13 year old boy

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • September 23, 2010
  • 11:43 PM

My son is 13. Around a year ago he started getting food stuck in his throat while eating. He will run to the sink or toilet and throw up a lot of what he's eaten. This happens with liquids also. When he has an episode, he makes a sort of wheezing sound while he eats. This lasted until last Spring and then seemed to taper off. Now it's back with a vengeance; he's throwing up around ten times a day.

When it first began we suspected GERD, since his symptoms are GERD-like. He was given standard GERD medication, which didn't help. (I don't remember the drug, off hand.) He was seen by a pediatric gastroenterologist and had an upper endoscopy. At the same time his stomach was checked for ulcers. All of the tests were negative. They suggested that he see a psychologist, since the docs had no clue what his problem was. He's very bright and well adjusted. He is happy at school and is strong academically. I am somewhat skeptical of the stress angle, though his life is not without stress, mostly it's caused by this condition!

Any thoughts as to cause or treatment would be greatly appreciated, since it's stressful for all of us.

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  • does your son get this at school aswell?There might be something wrong with the muscles in his throat.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • September 29, 2010
    • 08:25 PM
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  • My son is 13. Around a year ago he started getting food stuck in his throat while eating. He will run to the sink or toilet and throw up a lot of what he's eaten. This happens with liquids also. When he has an episode, he makes a sort of wheezing sound while he eats. This lasted until last Spring and then seemed to taper off. Now it's back with a vengeance; he's throwing up around ten times a day.When it first began we suspected GERD, since his symptoms are GERD-like. He was given standard GERD medication, which didn't help. (I don't remember the drug, off hand.) He was seen by a pediatric gastroenterologist and had an upper endoscopy. At the same time his stomach was checked for ulcers. All of the tests were negative. They suggested that he see a psychologist, since the docs had no clue what his problem was. He's very bright and well adjusted. He is happy at school and is strong academically. I am somewhat skeptical of the stress angle, though his life is not without stress, mostly it's caused by this condition!Any thoughts as to cause or treatment would be greatly appreciated, since it's stressful for all of us.My 12 yo daughter started reguritating and vomiting after she eats out of nowhere at the beginning of August. She has had many tests run as well that came back normal. She was put on Prevacid with very little improvement. She is scheduled for a ph test next week to look for acid reflux non acid reflux and rumination syndrome. It is very frustrating because she has missed so much school When she is at school, she can't eat because she is afraid it will come right back up so she goes all day without food and is ill from hunger when she gets home. I am hoping for answers, too.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • October 5, 2010
    • 02:08 AM
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  • My 12 yo daughter started reguritating and vomiting after she eats out of nowhere at the beginning of August. She has had many tests run as well that came back normal. She was put on Prevacid with very little improvement. She is scheduled for a ph test next week to look for acid reflux non acid reflux and rumination syndrome. It is very frustrating because she has missed so much school When she is at school, she can't eat because she is afraid it will come right back up so she goes all day without food and is ill from hunger when she gets home. I am hoping for answers, too. Hi why have they not done a barium meal or ph study although endoscopy may see damage or anything else but not reflux???? it is a camera?? whereas a barium meal with xray will show reflux and so would ph study how acidic it is, both my daughters were diagnosed like this if they had endoscopy it would only show damage or any hernias etc ??? i would ask the peadiatric gastroentiologist to do a barium or ask for a second opinion. My sister had endoscopy which showed a hernia but i said it may have been caused by reflux she said that it didn't show up, i said no as it is a camera, it only shows damage....Sharon x
    shaz71 5 Replies
    • November 21, 2010
    • 08:48 PM
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  • Not sure if you have gotten any answers to this, but I just happened to be reading a magazine in a grocery store that had an article about people who are actually allergic to eating-strange as that sounds. This sounds just like what the article was talking about. Unfortunately, I can't remember the name of the magazine, but it was geared toward natural health. Hopefully you have already resolved this, but I was on the site for other reasons and came upon your post. Hopefully this might be helpful.
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  • Hi Randeaux22. The situation you do not have a standard, because the all of the major causes of vomiting you expelled. The main causes of vomiting: No vomiting bile · Infection / inflammation · Metabolic / endocrine · Neurological · Psychological · Obstructive lesions Bilious vomiting · Distal obstructive lesions I can advise you tested for viral infection. More detailed information will provide you with your doctor. I recommend you not to delay the survey. And everything will be okay.
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