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51 Possible Causes for Regurgitation of Undigested Food

  • Traction Diverticulum of the Esophagus

    Most patients with Killian-Jamieson diverticula are asymptomatic, but some may present with dysphagia or regurgitation of undigested food.[] […] of undigested food, dysphagia Tx for Traction diverticulum Excision w 1 closure, palliative XRT if 2/2 invasive CA Location of epiphrenic diverticulum Cause of epiphrenic[] Patients complain of regurgitation of undigested food in to the mouth.[]

  • Esophageal Achalasia

    Symptoms are slowly progressive dysphagia , usually to both liquids and solids, and regurgitation of undigested food.[] The major symptoms of esophageal achalasia are dysphagia, chest pain, and regurgitation of undigested food.[]

  • Zenker Diverticulum

    Symptoms include difficulties in swallowing, bad breath, and regurgitation of undigested food.[] […] of undigested food.[] This pouch typically causes problems by trapping food as it is being swallowed, leading to dysphagia (difficulty swallowing), regurgitation of undigested food, choking and[]

  • Familial Developmental Dysphasia

    […] of undigested food that may involve re-chewing and re-swallowing of the food); ongoing need for enteral (gastrointestinal) or parenteral (intravenous) nutrition; psychosocial[] […] gastrointestinal complications such as motility disorders, constipation, and diarrhea; poor weight gain velocity and/or undernutrition; rumination disorder (unintentional and reflexive regurgitation[]

  • Valsalva Maneuver

    ‘Patients may be able to force food through the esophagus by performing a Valsalva maneuver, or they may regurgitate undigested food.’[]

  • Lower Esophageal Ring

    This condition can cause complete blockage of the esophagus and therefore food impaction. Patients will need to regurgitate the undigested foods to feel better.[]

  • Esophageal Disease

    Symptoms are sometimes quite subtle, and can range from regurgitation of undigested food, difficulty swallowing, aspiration, or recurrent pneumonias.[] Symptoms of achalasia include: Difficulty swallowing Pressure in the chest after eating Backing up of undigested food and fluid (regurgitation) sometimes hours after eating[]

  • Nutcracker Esophagus

    “Washing foods down” with liquids is often ineffective, and relief is only obtained by belching and regurgitation of undigested food.[] Regurgitation Regurgitation is often seen in patients with achalasia who are unable to facilitate the passage of solid foods by drinking fluids.[] The food particles are undigested and may be brought up several hours after ingestion. Weight Loss Weight loss is rare in esophageal motility disorders.[]

  • Median Arcuate Ligament Syndrome

    The character of the abdominal pain is often postprandial and associated with regurgitation of undigested food, and weight loss, all of which are caused by gastric ischemia[]

  • Dyspepsia

    Sometimes nocturnal regurgitation of undigested food Chest discomfort Barium swallow Esophageal manometry Endoscopy Cancer (eg, esophageal , gastric ) Chronic, vague discomfort[] Dyspepsia Cause Suggestive Findings Diagnostic Approach Achalasia Slowly progressive dysphagia Early satiety, nausea, vomiting, bloating, and symptoms that are worsened by food[]

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