What Are the Symptoms of Inflamed Esophagus?

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imageInflamed esophagus, also called esophagitis, is a condition when the lining of the esophagus becomes swollen, inflamed, or irritated. The esophagus, also known as food pipe, is the tube that leads from the back of the mouth to the stomach.
Symptoms
The signs and symptoms of esophagitis may include:
  • Heartburn
  • Difficult swallowing
  • Acid regurgitation
  • Painful swallowing
  • Swallowed food becoming stuck in the esophagus (food impaction)
  • Chest pain, particularly behind the breastbone, that occurs with eating
To know the cauces of  inflamed esophagus, please visit What Causes Inflamed Esophagus?   Keywords: symptoms of inflamed esophagus
Everytime i eat something dry i end up feeling like even the smallest bite is stuck and it hurts i feel like if i dont get it out i may choke and die i start to panic i will stick my finger in my throat and make myself throw up from the panic .. i know i can still breath but its scarey. I have to fix this after this happens im afraid to eat .. i was told 4 years ago i had a herniated esophagus  but it never bothered me until the past 6 months.. ? Ok any thoughts ?
Obviously a barium examination of the esophagus is necessary to elucidate the type and severity of the hernia.
I have the same exact thing going on with me and it is very scary. I was also diagnosed with that hernia about 4 or 5 years ago.
I have had the problem many years. Honestly same fears. Thought each time I would die alone choking. Last time last week, I  called 911, as I live  alone. Long story short went to ER and had to have procedure. I threw up 50 times. Ga e me shots to stop the throwing up. The procedure I had read up on. Put me out, then slid  a light and camera down. Then saw all the fissures, scar tissue and inflammation from years of acid reflux damage. I am 61 . They then sent in  or inserted a balloon I to esophagus, inflated to open esophagus up. DOES NOT HAPPEN OFTEN, BUT CAN PERFORATE THE ESOPHAGUS, AND IT IS FATAL IF THAT HAPPENS. In two months, I will have to have it done again. And everytime food starts to not go down. None of the procedure hurt .... This procedure has allowed me to eat and swallow. I dont know what I would have done otherwise. Throwing up, food lodged, feeling  that I was dying and fear of eating took its toll. My doctor was patient, kind and knowledgeable. I urge you to see a digestive specialist. Left untreated turns into esophageal cancer.
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