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Here is my situation 28, almost 29 year old male
All of a sudden back in April I suddenly had trouble swallowing solids
It feels as it particles get stuck in my throat. I went to the ER. They did a neck x ray. No tumors/no masses. I then went to an ENT. They did an endoscopy..they didn't see any tumors, etc in my throat/larynx. They thought maybe my larynx was inflamed, but I think it may have been due to all of the coughing I had been doing (I coughed when I felt something sticking..never coughed anything back up). I was on prilosec for a few weeks..no abatement in my symptoms. I went for a barium swallow..nothing wrong with my esophagus (no strictures or tumors)

I then went to another doctor for a second opinion. She said lots of ENTdoctors say people have acid reflux because they don't know the answer and the cost of medicine is low. ..She sent me for a CT scan to be sure nothing going on and is doing a modified barium swallow and possible an endoscopy..I had the CT scan yeterday..waiting for a call back with results..

I am still not sure if I have acid relfux for the following reasons.
A. Never had ANY heartburn/reflux symptoms. In all honesty, I do not recall ever getting heartburn
B. I was on a GERD diet before without even trying. I didn't eat anything fried..no fast foods... Ate very low fat (under 15-20 grams per day) Ate vegetables and fruit. Worked out 5 days a week. Had a healthy diet.
C. No one I know who has acid reflux indicated they had trouble swallowing...

Anyone else have trouble swallowung
[QUOTE=panthers78;3007016]Here is my situation 28, almost 29 year old male
All of a sudden back in April I suddenly had trouble swallowing solids
It feels as it particles get stuck in my throat. I went to the ER. They did a neck x ray. No tumors/no masses. I then went to an ENT. They did an endoscopy..they didn't see any tumors, etc in my throat/larynx. They thought maybe my larynx was inflamed, but I think it may have been due to all of the coughing I had been doing (I coughed when I felt something sticking..never coughed anything back up). I was on prilosec for a few weeks..no abatement in my symptoms. I went for a barium swallow..nothing wrong with my esophagus (no strictures or tumors)

I then went to another doctor for a second opinion. She said lots of ENTdoctors say people have acid reflux because they don't know the answer and the cost of medicine is low. ..She sent me for a CT scan to be sure nothing going on and is doing a modified barium swallow and possible an endoscopy..I had the CT scan yeterday..waiting for a call back with results..

I am still not sure if I have acid relfux for the following reasons.
A. Never had ANY heartburn/reflux symptoms. In all honesty, I do not recall ever getting heartburn
B. I was on a GERD diet before without even trying. I didn't eat anything fried..no fast foods... Ate very low fat (under 15-20 grams per day) Ate vegetables and fruit. Worked out 5 days a week. Had a healthy diet.
C. No one I know who has acid reflux indicated they had trouble swallowing...

Anyone else have trouble swallowung[/QUOTE]

Hello,
You might want to ask the Dr. to check the muscles by your esophegus. Ther is a specific test for it. They have t be looking for it. Some people are born with 2 muscles. I just found out this condition exists. They just tested my mother in law for it. She was having similar symptoms. Her daughter had to request the test. I can't remember what it's called..something like calampsia.
[QUOTE=rick8720;3210915]\
I'll do the Prilosec, then see the GI in a few weeks. Any other words of wisdome would be great.[/QUOTE]

I had a swallowing problem and could not even swallow water, even my own saliva....ends up that I have no motility in my esophagus, they did dilate it which helped a bit, I can eat better now but still have to be careful what I eat, no solids, and sometimes bread will give me a problem, occassionally I will end up in the ER with something stuck in my esophagus and they have to dig it out. Ask specifically for them to check for motility.

Sunny





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