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sharp pain in back when drinking something cold

A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Juchau
33 years experience Family Medicine
Esophageal Spasm: often times the esophagus will spasm with very cold food or drink and may be felt in the back. Usually nothing to be concerned about.
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A 45-year-old male asked:
Dr. Louis Reznick
51 years experience Family Medicine
Virus Infection: If this is short term, virus infections often make nerves sensitive to heat or cold. Exercise by doing pushups but leaving your knees on the floor ext ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Benjamin Robey
6 years experience Internal Medicine
Nerves: This is an interesting symptom! My guess is that this may be from a sensitive nerve. We have major nerves with small branches that run through the mou ... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Feola
31 years experience Internal Medicine
R/O ESOPHAGEAL SPASM: Gerd can predispose to esophageal spasm which tends to flare with extremes of temperature of your food. Ie very cold or hot food. You need a full exam ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
61 years experience Internal Medicine
Esophageal: This is a characteristic of esophageal spasm or motility disorder and not a respiratory viral process. To further confirm the diagnosis, consult a gas ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Holly Maes
36 years experience Pediatrics
Esophageal spasm: Sounds like symptoms of your esophagus spasming, kind of like a Charlie horse of that muscular tube. Take smaller sips, avoid very hot or very cold. A ... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brijesh Chandwani
11 years experience Pain Management
Unlikely: It is very unlikely that tea would cause sharp upper back pain. You can always test the theory by avoiding tea for a few days.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Bornfeld
45 years experience Dentistry
Pulpitis: This symptom is "pathognemonic"-- i.e., highly characteristic of-- an acute pulpitis, or inflammation of the dental pulp. Pulpitis is most commonly th ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marius Frasie
26 years experience Internal Medicine
? AND: A week ago is a long time, must be somthing else.
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A 15-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
30 years experience Internal Medicine
Chest pain: On drinking cold water may suggest esophageal spazm or GERD. However evaluation is needed

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