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Food sticks on swallowing and Continuous, unexplained weight loss

Conditions

Achalasia

Achalasia means that your gullet has lost its ability to move food along and the valve at the end of your gullet fails to open to allow food to pass into your stomach.

Symptoms of this condition may include:

  • Difficult or painful swallowing
  • Food sticks on swallowing
  • Burning pain in chest or upper abdomen
  • Continuous, unexplained weight loss
  • Chest pain

Our Health A-Z contains more information on Achalasia.

If you are worried about this condition you can try our free AI Symptom Checker here.

Oesophageal Cancer

Cancer of the oesophagus, also known as oesophageal cancer, is an uncommon but serious type of cancer that affects the oesophagus (gullet).

Symptoms of this condition may include:

  • Food sticks on swallowing
  • Difficult or painful swallowing
  • Feeling sick or nausea
  • Loss of appetite
  • Burning pain in chest or upper abdomen

Our Health A-Z contains more information on Oesophageal Cancer.

If you are worried about this condition you can try our free AI Symptom Checker here.

Important: Our website provides useful information but is not a substitute for medical advice. You should always seek the advice of your doctor when making decisions about your health.

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