Hello, about 6 years ago my father died of esophageal
Patient :Hello, about 6 years ago my father died of esophageal cancer, since my older brother and sister have both been diagnosed with barrets esophagus. About a year ago i started having indegesstion because of my fathers history i made an appointment with G.I. specialist from there we scheduled an endoscopy procedure, he suspected i had barretts as well. The morning of the procedure i was sick so the endoscopy was canceled, this was last october, i just rescheduled the endoscopy for the first available july 14th. I know it was foolish for me to wait so long to re schedule. my indegesstion is gettin worse and today for the first time when i was eating and swallowed i could feel the food travel down my chest through my esphogas, it wasnt painful or hard to swallow i could just feel it go down as i swallowed , i later drank a soda and felt the same effect not painful or difficult to swallow but i could feel travel down to my stomach. And now i am feeling indegesstion, the new sympton i have experienced today, feeling food drink in my esphogas as i swallow, could this be a sign of cancer? I am worried i may have esphogeal cancer like my father, the symptons i described, do they point too esphogeal cance?
I can understand the plight you and the family must be going through after the sad demise of your Father due to cancer of the esophagus.
Your symptoms of the food and liquid feeling through the esophagus are not the symptom of cancer.
Cancer is always painless and does not give any sensation in most of the patients.
So get the appointment and get Endoscopy done, CT scan of the chest if you want and be assured.
I was just wondering why would you be taking Lexapro and Bactrim.
Bactrim too can give hyperacidity and such symptoms.
I hope this answer helps you, please feel free to ask for any relevant queries if you have or if you feel that there is a gap-of-communication.
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