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Esophagus spasm

Esophagus spasm: Introduction

Esophagus spasm: Sudden involuntary contraction of the oesophageal musculature. See detailed information below for a list of 2 causes of Esophagus spasm, including diseases and drug side effect causes.

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Causes of Esophagus spasm:

The following medical conditions are some of the possible causes of Esophagus spasm. There are likely to be other possible causes, so ask your doctor about your symptoms.

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Home Diagnostic Testing and Esophagus spasm

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Esophagus spasm Treatments

Some of the possible treatments listed in sources for treatment of Esophagus spasm may include:

  • Manage underlying cause e.g. GERD
  • If eating hot or cold foods causes the spasms then avoid them
  • Alter eating habits - eat slowly and avoid large meals
  • Dilation of esophagus
  • Nitrate medications e.g. nitroglycerin, calcium channel blockers
  • Low dose antidepressant medication
  • more treatments...»

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Esophagus spasm: Animations

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Misdiagnosis and Esophagus spasm

Chronic digestive conditions often misdiagnosed: When diagnosing chronic symptoms of the digestive tract, there are a variety of conditions that may be misdiagnosed. The best known, irritable...read more »

Intestinal bacteria disorder may be hidden cause: One of the lesser known causes of diarrhea is an imbalance of bacterial in the gut, sometimes called intestinal imbalance. The digestive system contains a variety...read more »

Antibiotics often causes diarrhea: The use of antibiotics are very likely to cause some level of diarrhea in patients. The reason is that antibiotics kill off not only "bad" bacteria, but can also...read more »

Food poisoning may actually be an infectious disease: Many people who come down with "stomach symptoms" like diarrhea assume that it's "something I ate" (i.e. food poisoning). In fact, it's more...read more »

Mesenteric adenitis misdiagnosed as appendicitis in children: Because appendicitis is one of the more feared conditions for a child with abdominal pain,...read more »

Celiac disease often fails to be diagnosed cause of chronic digestive symptoms: One of the most common chronic digestive conditions is celiac disease, a malabsorption disorder...read more »

Vitamin B12 deficiency under-diagnosed: The condition of Vitamin B12 deficiency is a possible misdiagnosis of various conditions, such as multiple sclerosis (see symptoms of multiple sclerosis). See symptoms of Vitamin B12...read more »

Chronic digestive diseases hard to diagnose: There is an inherent difficulty in diagnosing the various types of chronic digestive diseases. Some of the better known possibilities are peptic ulcer, colon cancer, irritable...read more »

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Esophagus spasm: Related Rare Diseases

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Esophagus spasm: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Detailed list of causes of Esophagus spasm

The list below shows some of the causes of Esophagus spasm mentioned in various sources:

How Common are these Causes of Esophagus spasm?

This information refers to the general prevalence and incidence of these diseases, not to how likely they are to be the actual cause of Esophagus spasm. Of the 2 causes of Esophagus spasm that we have listed, we have the following prevalence/incidence information:

  • 0 causes are "very common" diseases
  • 0 causes are "common" diseases
  • 0 causes are "uncommon" diseases
  • 0 causes are "rare" diseases
  • 0 causes are "very rare" diseases
  • 2 causes have no prevalence information.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Esophagus spasm:

The following list of conditions have 'Esophagus spasm' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.

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Medical Conditions associated with Esophagus spasm:

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