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I have constant tight pain in my chest/throat. ppis ineffective, endo/manometry/ph all negative for gerd, and cardio tests/echo all normal. what next?

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Dr. Cornelius Dooley
Internal Medicine 35 years experience
Functional condition: The major issues have been ruled out; so this may be a functional problem, similar to irritable bowel syndrome; some form of biofeedback therapy may be helpful to get control of the situation.
Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Spasm/anxiety: Does it affect your breathing? Esophageal spasm/ asthma/ anxiety are all possibilities.Talk to your doc about your persistent symptoms.

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Last updated Aug 17, 2014

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