Causes of Regurgitation

Causes of regurgitation include:

Swallowing Dysfunction: Swallowing disorders may lead to a person failing to properly swallow food, leading to regurgitation. Swallowing conditions include:

Esophagus Disorders: Various disorders of the esophagus that may lead to regurgitation (or to swallowing difficulty) include:

Gastric Disorders: Various disorders of the stomach and gastrointestinal system may cause regurgitation:

Gastrointestinal Obstruction: Gastrointestinal blockage may lead to food “backing up”, resulting in either difficult swallowing or regurgitation or vomiting. Examples include:

Slow Digestion Disorders: Gastric motility disorders are disorders where the passage of food through the digestive system is slowed down. Examples include:

Other Causes: Various other causes of regurgitation include:

  • Systemic sclerosis
  • Aortic aneurysm
  • Mediastinal mass
  • Stomach surgery (e.g. partial gastrectomy, gastric bypass surgery, gastric sleeve, stomach stapling surgery, etc.)

Similar Symptoms: There are various other possible causes. See also the causes of similar symptoms:

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