Narrowing of esophagus

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Ok so today I finally had a barium swallow test and as I was in the last step of it which was swallowing a barium pill I swallowed it and it when all the way down until my esophagus and got stuck. My heart dropped and I panicked but the doctor told me to relax because i can choke and that’s actually one of my question.. can you choke with something in your esophagus? Anyways they think I have a bit narrowing of my esophagus or it’s too small but can anyone tell me if it gets worse over time because now I’m too scared to eat the things I can help mee

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    Hi Andy ,

    I had difficulty swallowing also . I went to see a gastroenterologist and he did surgery to stretch my esophogus . this was 2 years ago and I have been fine since . i hope this helps .

    best wishes for you , Linda

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      Thank you for replying and how long did the endoscopy take and how did you feel after the stretching?
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    Hi Andy . 

    It was 30 minutes for endoscopy . I felt great after surgery ! No pain 

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      Really wow that’s fast. I have appointment with gastro doctor Tuesday . Hopefully it goes well but now  I’m too scared to eat the things I could have which is for example cereal. Does narrowing get worse?
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    Hi ,

    Yes , i believe the narrowing does get worse . So it is important to have the procedure done . My problem was caused from Barrets Esophogus

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    Can it get worse to the point where liquids are impossible

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    How long did you have the narrowing until you found out because for me it’s been I think 4 months now I had it
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