Food if I’m rushing to eat seems to get “stuck” without a sip of water? Is it a esophageal disorder?

I am a 35 year old male, non-smoker, healthy weight (6’1″, about 195 pounds), with generally good health, had my last annual physical last February, and run 9-12 miles per week. I generally eat food quickly, probably faster than I should. I do have occasional heartburn, typically associated with stress, but nothing more severe than what a Tums doesn’t handle. I do not have any history of diagnosed gastrointestinal problems. Over the past month and a half or so, I’ve had the flu, then either two or three colds. I’m mostly over everything but still have some post-nasal drainage, which is slowly going away. My concern is that every now and then, bigger bites of food if I’m rushing to eat seem to get “stuck” without a sip of water, which has been more noticeable (I think) since I’ve had the post-nasal drip. It’s once food feels to be around the level of the base of my throat, and there’s no airway issue. If it happens, after a sip of water I can’t replicate the feeling with another bite. There are no other symptoms and no lasting symptoms. If it’s just me eating too fast and/or irritation of drainage, that’s fine. I just wanted to make sure I don’t need to be seen to get checked out, since I don’t remember this happening on any sort of regular basis before too long ago. It seems that particularly worrisome esophageal disorders are very uncommon in my age/gender cohort, but I was hoping to get someone’s opinion on this.

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