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Tight chest pains which go within a few seconds but also have problems when i swallow i seem to be choking on food lately too so i'm too scared to eat?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 45 years experience
Face the fear: To be brave, act brave. Most choking isn't cancer or untreatable disease. Transient chest pains are often the knife-like "stitch" from a brief fold in the pleura -- a very deep forced breath will end it. Since you are afraid, it's time to visit your physician; don't accept any answer that doesn't leave you satisfied, whether the news is good or bad. Good luck.
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Dr. Majid Jamali
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 27 years experience
Chest pain: Most likely you have a condition called gerd. The lower sphincter in your esophagus is too relaxed and food easily travels in a wrong direction. Have an ENT perform a endoscopy and see what they find.
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Last updated Sep 28, 2016

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