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sharp pain in esophagus

A male asked:
Dr. Shanda Blackmon
22 years experience Thoracic Surgery
A : A stricture in the esophagus caused by reflux or a tumor can cause pain when swallowing and dysphagia (difficulty swallowing).
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Dr. Budi Bahureksa
30 years experience Cardiology
Tear: You may have esophageal tear ! go see your doctor asap.

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A male asked:
Dr. David Lipkin
51 years experience Internal Medicine
See answer: If the pain has been present for a number of days or weeks and responds to treatment for GERD then your ENT is likely correct. If the pain is sudden i ... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rebecca Gliksman
37 years experience Internal Medicine
Pain w/ drinking: May be gastritis with or without h pylori, may be gallbladder or achalasia abnormal contractions of esophagus with or without strictures f/u with doc ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
35 years experience Pediatrics and Pediatric Pulmonology
Injury: The nature of your injury should be evaluated, either by your physician or by virtual consultation on Heatlhtap. Please see a physician and discuss wh ... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cornelius Oleary
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GI: Take Zantac 150 mg in the morning first dose now then follow up with a Gastroenterology doctor if pain does not resolve. If your pain is 10/10 go to ... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rick Koch
Dr. Rick Koch answered
21 years experience Cardiology
GERD or: Esophageal spasms for starters. Talk to your physician.
A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
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GI consultation: and testing for underlying GI infection for possible H. pylori infection/ulceration. You will need upper endoscopy with a history of longstanding pai ... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Douglas
50 years experience Orthodontics
No: It's extremely unlikely that a piece of pretzel could do more than scratch your esophagus. In future, be sure to chew your food more thoroughly and h ... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Do not worry: If you have not had any more ill-effects than scratching of your throat, you should be okay. Have a healthy diet, exercise 30 minutes/day, drink plent ... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Darrin Cunningham
29 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Commonly: I see breast pain patients that turn out to have costochondritis. This is inflammation of the rib joint at the sternum. But you need to have an exam t ... Read More
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