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Why does it hurt when I try to swallow food?

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Why does it hurt when I try to swallow food. But, juke food I can eat.

Yes, I have had test done. All the test from A-Z and the only thing that came from it was acid reflux( mild case). I can eat chips, donuts,etc. (You get the picture). On 5/18/2011 I tried to eat a chicken salad. I put a small portion of the chicken in my mouth and chewed it until it also liquidfied and when I went to swallow it, it hurts so bad. I almost came right back up. I chew my food until I almost do not feel it in my mouth. But the swallowing part is unbearable. I can do liquids, noodles or anything soft but no solid foods. ( Iam a little over weight but working on it) I was 297.
Any ideas?


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replied May 22nd, 2011
Acid Reflux Answer A23279
Hello and welcome to e health forum.

Odynophagia (painful swallowing) or Dysphagia (Difficulty swallowing) could be due to esophgeal motility disorders or ulcers in the esophagus.

Such conditions are the most common cause of the main symptom that you have, issues to swallow solids.

In case a barium swallow or a esophageal motility has not been done, getting them done might be helpful.

You might continue to work with your gastroenterologist for proper help and advice.




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