A 27-year-old female asked:
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gi problem seem cause my sore throat, throat clearing, feeling of lump in throat, difficulty breathing & swallow. can it cause severe chest pain too?

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Dr. Cynthia Archer
18 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes, reflux can: Cause significant chest pain. In fact that is the origin of the term heartburn. On the other hand, not all chest pain in people with GERD is GI in origin. If in doubt, go to ER or an urgent care, if this is unlike anything you've experienced before and is accompanied by shortness of breath, cardiac issues need to be checked for and ruled out.
Answered on Oct 31, 2017
Dr. Layne Kamalu
27 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: In fact acid reflux and spasm of the esophagus can cause severe chest pains that may be confused with heart attack.
Answered on Oct 31, 2017
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