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why does my esophagus hurt

A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Seibert
35 years experience Gastroenterology
Acid reflux : If your chest is hurting from acid reflux, you need to avoid foods that seem to make it worse. Typical offenders are tomatoes, onions, citrus, Mint, c ... Read More

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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Margaret Gourlay
23 years experience Family Medicine
Esophageal pain: Esophageal pain when you bend over might be due to acid reflux, where small amounts of stomach acid refluxes back and irritates the end of esophagus. ... Read More
Dr. M. Hytham Beck
43 years experience General Surgery
Stress: most likely it is esophageal spasm that most likely caused by stress now since the pain is related to body position then there is good possibility ... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nayla Mumneh
29 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Esophagitis: You may have irritation of your esophagus from acid reflux. Try an over the counter antacid and see if your symptoms improve. If not, you need to see ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Timothy Silver
24 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Talk to your doctor: Some medications are irritants to the esphagus and are usually taken with food or water. Talk to your doctor or pharmacist to see if it is the medica ... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Ward
Specializes in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Esophagus: If you cannot swallow water or are drooling, go to the ER. Could try warm tea to relax pharyngeal muscles
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Michel
46 years experience Family Medicine
Patience : Make sure your doctor is aware of this problem. You may have some vague discomfort after this procedure. Need to see if it persists.. Usually these p ... Read More
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A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Parul Krishnamurthy
34 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: Stop.
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Earle
31 years experience General Surgery
Common cold?: Could be a viral infection (most likely) but also could be strep throat. Best to see you primary care provider for a more complete evaluation, and ask ... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Douglas
51 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

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