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Sometimes when eating it closes causing choking also a dull

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hi sometimes when eating it closes causing choking also a dull pain under bottom of rib cage and digestive wind.what do you suggest to help.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. David replied 1 year ago.
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I strongly suggest you see a GI specialist right away and get a barium swallow study and also an upper endoscopy scope procedure to look down into your esophagus and stomach to look for scar tissue, webs, strictures, polyps, acid damage or anything else which could be causing your choking symptoms and dull pain.
gaviscon is a mild over the counter antacid
there are stronger stomach acid blockers like prilosec or nexium or protonix
but you need to see a doctor about these symptoms.
your GP doctor can refer you to see a GI specialist to get these tests done.
you don't want to have a full blockage one day and start to vomit up all of your food that you are eating.
you could have acid damage to your esophagus which needs to be monitored
you might need stronger stomach acid blocking agents.
your doctors can also test you for H Pylori bacterial infection which can cause more stomach acid production. there are treatments for H Pylori infections.
let me know if you have other questions.
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