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Can a displaced rib cause you pain when you swallow food?

Can a displaced rib cause you pain when you swallow food?

Yes: Any intrathoracic movement or pressure such as swallowing, deep breaths or coughing can cause pain if ribs are fractured or dislocated. ...Read more

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What is most likely the cause of constant left side rib pain that worsens when swallowing food or liquids??

What is most likely the cause of constant left side rib pain that worsens when swallowing food or liquids??

Pain deglutition: Likely of oesophageal origin;best diagnosed by endoscopy if not specifically related to a historical occurrence or if persistent ...Read more

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When i swallow food/drink , i feel pain in my esophagus close to where my rib cage separate. Like the food is trying to go down through a tiny hole.

When i swallow food/drink , i feel pain in my esophagus  close to where my rib cage separate.  Like the food is trying to go down through a tiny hole.

Maybe that's problem: "transfer dysphagia" is a problem moving the food bolus from your mouth to the top of the esophagus; "transit dysphagia" is a problem transiting the food down the esophagus. Motility studies (modified barium swallow with speech therapist; esophageal manometry) ; GI imaging (endoscopic or radiographic) may identify problem. Sometimes, just esophageal spasms can make swallowing feel difficult. ...Read more

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Pain in left side of chest and back and under left side ribs frequent burping difficulty swallowing feels like food has hard time going down in chest?

See a doc: This might be related to gerd (gastroesophageal reflux disease) and could be helped with an acid blocker such as omeprazole. You could try that for a couple of days. If it persists, though, probably best to see your physician. ...Read more

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Pain when swallowing water/foods? Its not in sternum, more towards outer right side of chest in the ribs & back. Had clear chest X-ray @er last night.

Pain when swallowing water/foods? Its not in sternum, more towards outer right side of chest in the ribs & back. Had clear chest X-ray @er last night.

See your doctor: Having these types of symptoms can best be solved by having your doctor perform a thorough evaluation. Only through this type of process can he/she discover what's going on and how best to help you. ...Read more

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I have difficulty swallowing saliva & smaller food particles. Sometimes pressure develops in my ears & burning sensation in the areas below ribs. Help?

I have difficulty swallowing saliva & smaller food particles. Sometimes pressure develops in my ears & burning sensation in the areas below ribs. Help?

?infection: You may have an infection and this is affecting your swallowing, and causing your other symptoms. See the Dr. for an evaluation as if it is found to be likely bacterial in origin, you may need antibiotics. Best wishes. ...Read more