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I feel that some thing obstruct when Im drinking, even when

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I feel that some thing obstruct when I'm drinking, even when swallowing saliva,no breathing difficulty or swallowing difficulty, having good appetite , feel like something going downwards from throat when I'm swallowing , it's just a discomfort not a pain
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 3 years ago.
Hello. I'm Dr. Phil, licensed and practicing internist. Excellent service is my goal.

Thanks for this question

I'm very sorry about this problem

Have you had an endoscopy yet?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.
No, I didn't do endoscopy
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 3 years ago.
Thank you for the reply Biju

That would be the next step.

You need your doctor to go in there and look with a scope

A variety of things can cause this....infection, strictures, other various blockages.

I highly doubt it is anything serious like cancer at your age but the only way to know is to have a scope run in there.

Ask your GP for referral to have this done

Again, I doubt it's serious but it needs checked




I hope this helps.

If you have more questions, just reply. :)
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 3 years ago.
Please reply here Biju

I got your reply

I know you don't have difficulty swallowing but clearly something is obstructing

Another possibility is that the esophagus is not contracting in sync

That can be seen with a test called manometry
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 3 years ago.
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Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 3 years ago.
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My main goal is your 100% satisfaction and for you to consider this service excellent. If you are not 100% satisfied, just click reply and I will happily provide more information.