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21 Possible Causes for Choking, Regurgitation of Undigested Food

  • Zenker Diverticulum

    Not only does the condition make eating unpleasant, but it also increases the individual’s risk of choking.[uciheadandneck.com] Symptoms include difficulties in swallowing, bad breath, and regurgitation of undigested food.[patientslikeme.com] People also experience: Choking feelings A feeling of mucous collecting in the throat Hoarse speech Bad breath Tests for Diagnosing Zenker’s Diverticulum Experts don’t know[upmc.com]

  • Esophageal Achalasia

    She denied heartburn, regurgitation, choking or coughing during eating, chest pain, vomiting, abdominal pain, or change in bowel habits.[jnmjournal.org] Symptoms are slowly progressive dysphagia , usually to both liquids and solids, and regurgitation of undigested food.[msdmanuals.com] Effortless regurgitation of bland, undigested food or whitish foam (saliva) is common and may be associated with coughing and choking at night.[aboutgimotility.org]

  • Traction Diverticulum of the Esophagus

    Development of fistula between the diverticulum and the airway can also cause choking and aspiration. [1,2,3] Recurrent respiratory tract infections Patients with fistula[explainmedicine.com] Most patients with Killian-Jamieson diverticula are asymptomatic, but some may present with dysphagia or regurgitation of undigested food.[med-ed.virginia.edu] […] swallowing Location of Zenker's diverticulum Between cricopharyngeus (UES) and thyropharyngeus portion of inferior pharyngeal constrictors SSx of Zenker's diverticulum Dysphagia, choking[quizlet.com]

  • Neoplasm of the Esophagus

    This can cause symptoms of choking, gagging, and coughing while swallowing.[everydayhealth.com] Symptoms of leiomyoma include difficulty swallowing, pain in the chest (behind the breast bone) and bringing up undigested food (called regurgitation).[cancer.ca] […] black-coloured or bloody stools Oesophageal cancer difficulty swallowing vomiting blood black-coloured or bloody stools food or fluids "catching" in the throat or episodes of choking[cancervic.org.au]

  • Diverticula Esophageal

    […] swallowing Location of Zenker's diverticulum Between cricopharyngeus (UES) and thyropharyngeus portion of inferior pharyngeal constrictors SSx of Zenker's diverticulum Dysphagia, choking[quizlet.com] People also experience: Choking feelings A feeling of mucous collecting in the throat Hoarse speech Bad breath Tests for Diagnosing Zenker’s Diverticulum Experts don’t know[upmc.com] Development of fistula between the diverticulum and the airway can also cause choking and aspiration. [1,2,3] Recurrent respiratory tract infections Patients with fistula[explainmedicine.com]

  • Plummer-Vinson Syndrome

    Our two patients had occasional choking and aspiration episodes at eating and endoscope did not pass through at the level of the upper esophagus.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] It is often accompanied by regurgitation of undigested food and saliva minutes or even hours after the meal. Regurgitation can occur at night.[explainmedicine.com] […] or fear of choking and delayed swallowing of food localized at the cricoid area of the neck.[nejm.org]

  • Vomiting

    Other signs that you are about to vomit include gagging, retching, choking, involuntary stomach reflexes, the mouth filling with saliva (to protect the teeth from stomach[everydayhealth.com] Regurgitation is a different condition from vomiting and the term regurgitation usually means expulsion of the undigested food from the food pipe or esophagus into the mouth[news-medical.net] Regurgitation is a passive process whereby partially or completely undigested food or liquid is released from the esophagus and/or stomach through the mouth without effort[merckvetmanual.com]

  • Congenital Esophageal Diverticulum

    TD was born at 39 5/7 weeks gestational age and did well at home with the exception of "choking during feeds 2-4 times per day" with mild cyanosis.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Most patients with Killian-Jamieson diverticula are asymptomatic, but some may present with dysphagia or regurgitation of undigested food.[med-ed.virginia.edu] […] the diverticulum compresses the trachea or is associated with oesophageal stenosis or fistula, the symptoms of stridor, progressive dysphagia, respiratory distress, severe choking[medicbind.com]

  • Dyspepsia

    […] breastbone typically 1 to 4 hours after eating; a sour or bitter taste in the mouth; regurgitation of food; chest pain; excessive burping; a hoarse, sore throat; coughing or choking[pharmacytimes.com] Sometimes nocturnal regurgitation of undigested food Chest discomfort Barium swallow Esophageal manometry Endoscopy Cancer (eg, esophageal, gastric ) Chronic, vague discomfort[merckmanuals.com] Dyspepsia Cause Suggestive Findings Diagnostic Approach Achalasia Slowly progressive dysphagia Early satiety, nausea, vomiting, bloating, and symptoms that are worsened by food[merckmanuals.com]

  • Halitosis

    Choking attacks Choking due to airways obstruction Choking sensation Chronic mouth breathing Clearing throat - hawking Clicking sensation in larynx Complaining of a head[icd9data.com] […] of undigested food when lying down or bending over ( Zenker diverticulum ).[merckmanuals.com] […] symptoms of causative disorders, including nasal discharge and face or head pain ( sinusitis , nasal foreign body ), productive cough and fevers (pulmonary infection), and regurgitation[merckmanuals.com]

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