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After eating, feels like food in my upper esophagus

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  • Posted By: drmoore
  • March 10, 2011
  • 03:06 AM

Ive read stories where people have felt a sensation like something is stuck in their throat after eating but my sensation is way up high near where my eustachian tubes would be. After I eat, it feels like I have food stuck in that area or it feels swollen and not down by my Adams apple like others have said. Another thing is that my allergies go haywire and all of my sinuses swell up like theres a foreign object. Then a bad sinus headache. Can food get stuck or packed in that area somewhere?

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  • Ive read stories where people have felt a sensation like something is stuck in their throat after eating but my sensation is way up high near where my eustachian tubes would be. After I eat, it feels like I have food stuck in that area or it feels swollen and not down by my Adams apple like others have said. Another thing is that my allergies go haywire and all of my sinuses swell up like theres a foreign object. Then a bad sinus headache. Can food get stuck or packed in that area somewhere?Check for a diverticulum with an ENT specialist or a gastroentrologist.Love,Maureen
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  • It could also be GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease) which causes stomach acid to splash up into esophagus causing inflammation. The resultant sensation is that food is stuck along the esophagus. Esophagitis is the inflammation. Perhasp a trip to the gastroenterologist is in order.Try sleepinng witht he head of the bed elevated. Avoid tomato, coffee (caffiene of any kind) and smoking and alcohol.
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    • August 21, 2011
    • 06:53 PM
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