What to Do When Food Stuck in Esophagus?

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imageThe process of swallowing involves chewing food, moving food through the throat, then into the esophagus and finally into the stomach. If you swallow food in a hurry or you don't chew the food properly, the food may stuck in your esophagus. In addition, it is likely that you swallowed a big lump or a dry piece of food. You may consider perhaps taking some warm water or rough foods to help remove the food.
Links to Esophageal Disorders
If you often have feelings of food stuck in your esophagus, you may have a certain type of esophageal disorders, including achalasia, dysphagia, esophageal spasms, and gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). Achalasia is a type of esophageal motility disorder. It is the inability of the esophagus to move food into the stomach. Dysphagia means it takes more time and effort to move food or liquid from your mouth to your stomach. Esophageal spasms are abnormal contractions of the muscles in the esophagus. And GERD is a severe form of relux, which is the backward flow of stomach acid into the esophagus. Please see your doctor if you regularly have difficulty swallowing or other symptoms related to the above disorders. Keywords: food stuck in esophagus
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Say what???
I've got something stuck in my throat in the lower part close to tracia it want go down or up. I've tried hot Coffee warm water bread it want go no further down what can I do it's very scary
I have the same problem did it go away and if so what did you do cuz this is making me vomit
I do not think it will go away. Moreover, long-term foreign body impaction would lead to pneumonia. You should see a doctor and get the foreign body removed by endoscopy.
Need answer ASAP please
Try to drink a can of Coke! Carbon dioxide gas can dislodge food. I think other carbonated beverages also can help. Bless u.
Hard seltzer worked for me
All this can be life threating

It's a dangerous condition. See a doctor ASAP. Fiberoptic endoscopy should be done ASAP, if you are sure it's in esophagus, not the throat. If it's in the throat, see a throat doctor.