A 19-year-old female asked:
what can cause pain in the middle of your chest like right under your breastbone at the to of your stomach when eating it happens when swallowing?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Corey Clay answered
9 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Hard to know: Pain like this could be from multiple causes. Painful food passage through the esophagus or entering the stomach can be from narrowed esophagus (eg stricture or web), inflammation (eg herpes infection or eosinophilic esophagitis, acid etc); or inflamed stomach, gut or gall bladder. If you can literally put your finger on where it hurts, could be the chest wall (muscle). Heart prob possible also.
Answered on Apr 8, 2015
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