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A 42-year-old female asked:

going on 2 days upper chest dull pain like soreness. burping more. i have gastritis. drink sodas. pain is between the start of breast area and up to collar bone area by throat. at times a certain arm movement hurts more for a few seconds. any advise?

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Dr. John Berryman
Obstetrics and Gynecology 54 years experience
Upper GI pain ?'s: Your symptoms may indicate reflux esophagitis ("GERD"). See your physician for a recommendation who may suggest seeing a GI specialist for treatment.
Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 61 years experience
Chest discomfort: Dull chest discomfort aggravated by arm movement suggests rib cage muscle strain or mild inflammation. Any history of injury? Associated tenderness is often present with rib cage problems. Avoid drinking soda which contributes to gas formation. Forcing yourself to burp only causes you to swallow more air and aggravates gas build-up. See your MD if chest discomfort doesn't resolve.

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Last updated Nov 11, 2019

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