Question about esophageal stent

nancyann3 Member Posts: 173 Member
edited March 2014 in Esophageal Cancer #1
Has anyone had problems with their stent plugging? He has had it happen twice now. After some time and a fizzy drink it came unclogged.

Just wondering if this has happened to anyone.



  • Tina Blondek
    Tina Blondek Member Posts: 1,500 Member
    Hi Nancy and Welcome My dad
    Hi Nancy and Welcome My dad had a stent put in his esophagus this past December. He did not have any problems with it at all, but the drs did tell us about the carbonated drinks helping if something gets stuck. It also sounds like he might need to have a dilation done. I would suggest talking to the dr about this problem. Good luck. My dad unfortunately lost his battle with ec in March. Keep up the fight, and stay positive.