Hey there. Okay, well I've been getting this sensation in my throat, like there is a lump or something. I feel it when I swallow saliva and sometimes when i drink liquids. It's not painful or anything. I'm pretty sure I have acid refex disease because when i eat, i get the sensation of food stuck in my chest and sometimes a burning feeling. I've had bulimia for nearly five years though, so I'm a bit worried of the side effects. I looked them up, and they pointed to cancer, but I'm not sure. What do you think it could be?
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replied November 20th, 2009
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I think it is time to see a doctor (probably a gastroenterologist) and have this checked. Long-term, untreated acid reflux can cause esophageal cancer. It's probably not cancer at this point, but your acid reflux is clearly untreated.

I think it's also time to have your bulimia treated, if it isn't already. If you don't get treatment, this is only going to get worse. Not only do you put yourself at risk for esophageal cancer, but you can become anemic, have electrolyte imbalances (which can be very serious), tooth decay (from the stomach acid), heart failure, and even death. This is really serious. Sometimes it takes something like this to scare someone into seeking help. Maybe you thought you could handle it or that nothing bad was going to happen. Now you realize that isn't true.

Please, go talk to your doctor and ask for help. He or she can help you find a specialist that can help you through this. If the traditional treatments don't work, there are newer treatments available, such as the one developed in the Stockholm clinic. There is hope for this.

I wish you all the best. Good luck.
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