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Esophegeal Stricture due to caustic burns

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  • Posted By: jlobato
  • March 23, 2008
  • 03:04 PM

I swallowed a chemical substance which caused burns to my esophogus. For several months I have undergone dilation of the esophogus every two weeks or so, to try and open it up so I can eat. These treatments do not seem to be working and I need to find out what the next step is. I am still unable to eat solid foods. After a dilation my esophegus will close back up within the two week period.

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  • I swallowed a chemical substance which caused burns to my esophogus. For several months I have undergone dilation of the esophogus every two weeks or so, to try and open it up so I can eat. These treatments do not seem to be working and I need to find out what the next step is. I am still unable to eat solid foods. After a dilation my esophegus will close back up within the two week period. Hmmmmmm well that wasn't the smartest thing in the world to do........:eek: hope it was accidental ! Must be awful for u.:mad:......i'd have thought the docs treating u are doing there up-most to help you..........im not sure (i could be wrong though) u will get the answers here......maybe some members have experienced the same,or know someone that has.. but id have thought an accident like that would be quite rare........ Hope u fully recover ! Best wishes to u !:)
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