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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sidney Vinson
27 years experience Gastroenterology
See below: If esophageal spasms are not controlled with acid suppression alone, calcium channel blockers and nitrates are often used with varying success.
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Dr. Bahman Omrani
17 years experience Pain Management
If severe: Botox injection has helped some in severe cases, unresponsive to conventional remedies. Impipramine & trazadone have been tried with varying degrees ... Read More

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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Dansie
16 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: It is when the waves of peristalsis (swallowing muscle movements) occur simultaneously.
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vijay Laxmi Misra
22 years experience Internal Medicine
Chest pain: Des that is diffuse esophageal spasms present as chest pain and or dysphagia.
Dr. Bahman Omrani
17 years experience Pain Management
Chest pain is one: Can present as, heartburn, regurgitation, dysphagia, chest pain, combination of these, or other symptoms. Can't make diagnosis just by symptoms. Che ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Arenberg
31 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Chest pain: It can feel like heartburn, but many people describe a pain that is similar to "angina" (which is just latin for strangling). An unpleasant squeezing ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vasudev Ananthram
32 years experience Cardiology
Some symptoms: Chest pain and pain while swallowing.
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jordan Rush
13 years experience Gastroenterology
Esophageal spasm: Esophageal spasm generally refers to contraction of the muscles of the esophagus up to a greater amount of pressure. This may be contractile or non-co ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Budi Bahureksa
31 years experience Cardiology
True anomaly: This is a true abnormal condition or physiomechanics of the esophagus -- it is a rare condition-- and what most people experience is not a diffuse eso ... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Miguel Rodriguez
38 years experience Gastroenterology
Esophageal spasm: Is a term to define abnormal contraction of the esophagus during times that the individual is not eating. It could be triggered by food at temperat ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
39 years experience Gastroenterology
Chest PAIN from DES: Des is a motility disorder of esophageal function. The muscles of the esophagus forcibly tighten, typically unpredictably, resulting in severe chest p ... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
40 years experience Allergy and Immunology
See your doctor : To make sure it is not your heart, although unlikely in your age group, however that needs to be ruled out first before entertaining another diagnosis ... Read More

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