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Some times he can eat with no problem but it is becoming more frequent when he eats he needs to burp and holds his chest. Often he will throw up and then he is ok. I am not sure if he is not able to swallow or is swallowing wrong and the food won't stay down. This doesn't match the description of GERD or hernia. He has advanced dementia and Parkinson's disease and can't tell me what he is feeling.

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It could be rather simple, but there
Could be some serious. Start with
gp, since most easy and quick to
See. Ideally best to see a gi.
I would guess xray first, and on
To more fancy, such as scope, barium
Swallow or ultrasound.
Could be constriction, they go
Down with tube with ballon, and at
Constriction, inflate.

Hope it is something simple. Good luck !
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My thoughts exactly about needing to see a Dr and soon. Doctors tend to treat the problem without finding out the cause so I was hoping to get some ideas to take to the Dr. Just worried this may be more serious than I want to admit.
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Agree with others he definitely needs evaluation. One real possibility that jumps out to me is gallbladder problems, but it's certainly not the only thing that can cause those problems. In any case, time to act rather than wait and see.
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He should see a dr. It may simply be acid reflux but he should see a dr. to rule out more serious conditions.
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Yes I have some ideas what it could
be......he needs to be examined.
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