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363243 tn?1331033850

Feels Like Something is Stuck in My Stomach

It feels like food gets stuck in the middle of my stomach after I eat sometimes. I've heard of people complaining about the sensation of food feeling like it's stuck in the middle of their chests, not their stomachs. My stomach also makes a lot of noise, as if my stomach is really trying to digest the food. Sometimes it feels like it wants to come back up and at the same time it's difficult for me to swallow so I start gagging, but I don't vomit. It's HIGHLY distressing and it makes me very anxious. I've had an endoscopy, CT scan and an ultrasound about 2 years ago which didn't show anything. The only thing they saw was really bad constipation via the KUBs that I've had, so they suggested that I do Miralax purges and take it everyday. I saw my GI specialist about 4 months ago for the same problem because I started to develop pain along with that nagging sensation, and he still thinks it's constipation that could be brought on by my thyroid condition. I have Hashimoto's. Does anyone else have this sensation or these problems?
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363243 tn?1331033850
I posted a question similar to this a year ago.  No one had these kinds of symptoms or complaints?
1711789 tn?1361308007
MEDICAL PROFESSIONAL
Hi there!

Well, without a detailed clinical evaluation it would be difficult to determine the cause of your symptoms. Possibilities that may need to be considered include dietary issues such as low fiber high fat diet, motility issues such as gastroparesis, hormonal/ endocrine abnormalities, medication side effects etc.
                    It is likely that the symptoms are actually due to the constipation secondary to hypothyroidism. Aside the thyroid medications to maintain normal serum levels, I would suggest starting with dietary changes by increasing the fiber content and lowering fats and complex proteins in the diet. If the dietary changes do not seem to be helpful, a few medications may also be helpful. You may consider consulting a gastroenterologist for an evaluation and suggestion of an appropriate management plan.
Hope this is helpful.

Take care!
Avatar universal
I have hashimotos and am feeling similar symptoms as u described. I was feeling a burning pain for several days near stomach/lower oesophagus and then it went away. I have now felt like food is stuck near stomach area when empty or after food. I do suffer from constipation and believe it is all correlated.I have had this happen over 2 years ago and the good news it will pass. I have increased fibre and cut iut refined carbohydrates and is slowly helping. I think with a bit of time, patience,relaxation all the symptoms should subside naturally.If symptoms oersist get a medical evaluation,good luck!:)
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