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i have a pain in my upper back when I swallow food

A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Goldman
54 years experience Rheumatology
Can be a diverticulu: This can be an esophageal stricture or diverticulum. Your physician can have this evaluated.

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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Georgia Latham
34 years experience Family Medicine
Invasive procedures,: such as EGD and colonoscopy, often cause discomfort afterwards, especially if biopsies are taken. Taking biopsies requires cutting out a tiny piece o ... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience Family Medicine
Call your doctor: With symptoms this complex, you owe it to yourself to call your doctor to help you make sense out of them.
A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cynthia Archer
18 years experience Internal Medicine
Gallstone/pancreas: The most likely explanation is pancreatic problems or gallstones, but there are other possibilities like gastritis, duodenal ulcer, GERD or even esoph ... Read More
A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Flyer
39 years experience Internal Medicine
Swallowing: Painful swallowing is called odynophagia, usually related to heartburn, but could be yeast infection in the esophagus. Upper back area is somewhat un ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
46 years experience Family Medicine
Muscle strain: of the upper abdominal musculature is the most common reason; however, lung infection or pleuritis ( an inflammation of the protective sac around the ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Conway
35 years experience General Surgery
Pleuritic pain: That is a symptom of a lung problem. Things such as a viral infection, pneumonia, pulmonary embolism or even a tumor can be the cause. You should se ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Achong
17 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Could be a # things : Do you have flu like symptoms. Can be strep throat, infected tonsils, swollen lymph nodes, lesion of the oral cavity or throat, salivary gland issue ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Gary Reiter
Specializes in Ophthalmology
GI Specialist: Please see your neighborhood GI specialist to make sure there are no strictures, anatomical defects such as a Zenkers diverticulum or mediastinal mass ... Read More
A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bret Boyle
27 years experience Wound care
That sounds: potentially serious and I recommend you seek medical attention.
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mitzi Johnson
35 years experience Integrative Medicine
Reason to see a Doc: I can't tell you what you have clinically, but you do have a good reason to go to the doctor and get this situation checked out before it gets worse.
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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Victor Bonuel
37 years experience Internal Medicine
It could be just: Be from a viral infection.See your dr if your symptoms persist. Take care! http://www.M.Webmd.Com/cold-and-flu/tc/sore- ... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Mcpherson
27 years experience Cardiology
Esophagus?: Pain with swallowing may indicate a problem with your esophagus, such as an infection or muscle problem. Best to get checked by your doctor for this.
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
25 years experience Ophthalmology
Your back & ribs are: Connected! So anything pulling from the back will also affect the front chest area. So if you feel tight in your chest, the ribs also connect from the ... Read More
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Masoud Sadighpour
37 years experience Internal Medicine
Chest pain?: 2 possibilities when you get sharp pain in back of your chest with deep breathing: 1- chest wall pain like muscular pain. 2- pulmonary embolism. Mea ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robin Rosenberg
43 years experience General Surgery
Studies needed: Can not answer till you see a GI doc for both UGI endoscopy and esophagael manometry.
A 68-year-old male asked:
Dr. John McMahan
47 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Ear pain: See an ENT doc if the pain is chroniczenker... There are numerous possibilities. Infections, gerd, cysts, diverticula, tumors, etc. Etc. Are all possi ... Read More
A 69-year-old male asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
See a doctor: Pleuritic chest pain (pain on inspiration) can be due to multiple causes, several of which can be quite severe. Without knowing what other symptoms y ... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Epstein
23 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
Wisdom teeth?: if you still have your wisdom teeth this could be the cause. If you do not it sounds like its another tooth in that quadrant. Since all the teeth are ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Affleck
29 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
No...muscle: When you sneeze, you contract a number of muscles in your chest and your abdomen or stomach area. The contraction of these muscles is usually quite v ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. C. michael Bowman
45 years experience Pediatrics
Wait: Usually when people swallow coins it causes no problems. The penny will usually pass our in bowel movements in a week or so. The pain you notice pro ... Read More
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A 61-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
29 years experience Internal Medicine
Need evaluation: The description seems to suggest musculoskeletal pain or GI related however patients with risk factors need evaluation for even atypical chest pain.
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A female asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
35 years experience Pain Management
Globus Hystericus: is the condition is what doctors commonly call “Globus,” and patients call a “lump or foreign body in the throat." The patient is suffering a lot of d ... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
See doctor: You may have a blockage or strictureofyour esophagus. Consult your dovtor for further evaluation.

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