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what does it mean when its hurts my chest to swallow pieces of food?

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Dr. Gregory Hines
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Be seen: It sounds like an esophageal stricture. You need to be seen, by your physician or a gastroenterologist to be diagnosed.

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A 19-year-old female asked:

My chest feels heavy and full. What do I do? It feels almost like food is caught in my chest. It has been this way for about a week. I feel like i need to throw it up or something. What should I do?

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Dr. Steven Guyton
Thoracic Surgery 46 years experience
Because : Because this is so persistent, i would recommend you have this investigated by a physician. Many different things could cause this type of sensation, but these causes generally are transient and will fade over hours or days. The persistence of your symptoms argues that something significant is causing your discomfort.
A 18-year-old female asked:

Food.Is stuck on chest , what to do?

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Dr. Thomas Wright
Phlebology 29 years experience
Wash it off: Please get in the shower and wash it off.
A 39-year-old member asked:

Food feeling like it is up in my chest. Help what to do?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Need more info: A proper evaluation would require a more detailed history, physical examination and may be imaging study. It would be prudent to see your doctor.
A 39-year-old member asked:

After i eat, why I do I feel food is stuck in the chest?

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Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry 42 years experience
Need evaluation: For the best answer to your question, you really need a personalized evaluation with your physician who can hear you, examine you, and do diagnostic studies. There are multiple possibilities including gastroesophageal reflux, gastroesophageal sphincter problems, and even masses growing in the esophagus.
A 46-year-old member asked:

Feels like food is stuck in my chest. Possible causes?

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Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry 42 years experience
Food stuck in chest?: This symptom could be a serious one, and really needs to be investigated by your doctor and/or a gastroenterologist. Problems such as hiatal hernia, esophagitis, gerd, and even gastric or esophageal tumors can present this way.

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