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Difficulty Swallowing Food and Fluids

I recently developed difficulty swallow solids and liquids. I am choking often. It's real scary. Has anyone experienced this problem? Could it be related to Crohns?

  1. Sorry to hear that you are struggling. I personally have not had this but I do know that Crohn's can happen anywhere in the digestive tract so it is possible to affect your swallowing but it might be something different so I would check with either your GP or GI to be sure.
    Let us know how you get on.
    Vern - IBD Team Member

    1. Hi . First, let me echo Vern on the importance of bringing these new symptoms to the attention of your doctor. I know thrush can cause problems with swallowing and cause a choking feeling. Our patient leader Kelly J wrote about this here: Of course, only a doctor can provide the proper diagnostics and there are certainly other potential causes. Hoping you get some answers and relief soon. Best, Richard (Team Member)

      1. Acid reflux have you had trouble with heart burn?

        1. All the time! I now take magnesium gylcinate three times a day and it has helped tremendously! I read it in an article. Also, there are certain foods i stay away from that bring on the heartburn like orange juice. -Elizabeth (team member)

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