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A 26-year-old male asked:

Hi. i've been feeling heartburn and pain when drinking and swallowing. also, a sharp pain in my left side of the chest radiating down to my stomach. more like a burning sensation or similar. almost feels like my liquids or foods touch my heart.

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 62 years experience
Esophagitis: Your symptoms are characteristic of inflammation of the lining of the esophagus. Treatment would be a bland, nongreasy diet, abstinence from alcohol, nicotine,caffeine,nsaids and taking medications like omeprazole or ranitidine for about 10 days. If not improved I recommend consulting a gastroenterologist for evaluation, treatment and follow-up.. An upper endoscopy may be advised as part of the ev
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 years experience
Esophageal spasm: What you described suggests spasm of the muscles in the food pipe. It warrants an investigation by a GI specialist. In the mean time avoid drinking cold liquids. Wish you good health!
Last updated Feb 24, 2020

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