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Chest Pain Before Eating
Sounds like you: Should have your esophagus and stomach checked out. Very low possibility this is cardiac. See a health care provider for diagnostic testing and treatment. You don't want to miss something important that could be easily treated. ...Read more
Yes: Diet is great contributor to gastroesophageal reflux which is a major cause of chest pain (heartburn).There is a sphincter (muscle) at end of esophagus that controls reflux from stomach into esophagus. High fat meals and fried foods tend to decrease muscle tone and delay stomach emptying thereby increasing the risk of reflux. Large meals increase the likelihood of increased gastric (stomach) pressur. ...Read more
Have mild gastritis. Have chest pain bad especially if I eat something immediately after or while I'm eating get instant chest pain. Last forever.
Esophagus: Esophageal spasm, inflammation (esophagitis), ulcers or stricture (scarring forming a narrowing) can all cause chest pain from swallowing. Pain with swallowing or difficulty swallowing are considered "alarm symptoms" and warrant an evaluation and treatment. Sufficient damage over a period of time increases risk for barrett's esophagus, considered to be a pre-cancerous condition. ...Read more
Haven't been eating that much and im having chest pain and I feel weak and I've lost 10 pounds in 4 days what could be wrong?
A lot: See your md very soon or at least call his/ her phone: there should be someone on call to the speak with. ...Read more
GERD: I don't believe it's your heart based on your age. There are a few reasons why this may happen. More commonly, it can be acid reflux.A less common explanation could be esophageal spasms. Do you eat very hot or cold foods? Either way, it's important you check this out w/ your doc to ensure it isn't your heart. If it isn't, you many need an endoscopy to get a better look at your esophagus & stomach. ...Read more
Aspiration?: It is not entirely clear when the pain comes on (are you breathing in immediately after eating and then having pain, or just have pleuritic pain after eating a meal). In either case, it could be that you are inhaling either food directly into your lungs or getting gastric contents in your lungs. However, cough is the more common symptom of either.... Are you having a cough? ...Read more
Anything: Could be a problem with skin, nerves, muscle, shoulder, lung, heart, or stomach. See your doctor for a more thorough history, physical exam and further evaluation. ...Read more
Exercise: First. See your primary care provider to be sure of the proper diagnosis. Then be sure to take prescription exactly as prescribed. Stretching exercises often help injuries that are not fractures. ...Read more
See your doctor: Could be a problem with skin, nerves, muscle, shoulder, lung, heart, or stomach. See your doctor for a more thorough history, physical exam and further evaluation. If you sleep on your stomach you could have a neck strain that radiates pain to the chest or arm. Get checked out just to make sure. ...Read more
See below: This type of pain falls into the category of "typical/low risk" meaning this probably doesn't have anything to do with your heart. If it persists, see your doctor. ...Read more
I had a chest pain last week which went and now I have a sudden pain when eating and swallowing that won't go away, never experienced it?
Esophagitis: Sounds like your esophagus is inflamed, you need to see your doctor to determine what is going on. ...Read more
I sometimes start getting chest pain when I eat pizza or some other cheese related items. To be honest I like eating pizza too, so what's the solution?
Pizza: Often has Tomatoes in it, especially the paste, etc. Which can be acidic and increase the risk of "heart burn" or acid indigestion. Get an eval for heart burn and maybe medication can help and then on a rare occasion your Dr. May let you enjoy a good piece of Beautiful Pizza! ...Read more
Chest pain: See a doctor for evaluation this symptom should not be ignored. ...Read more
What can I do if my mom is experiencing severe chest pain when eating and drinking. Is this serious?
I started a lean bulk diet yesterday, eating 6 meals a day. I'm feeling a lot chest pain where my heart is, should I be worried? Btw the diet is clean
Chest pain: Your age is not usually associated with heart issues, but any time one does have pain in that area, it is wise to see a physician to be sure. Especially if you feel it with exertion or if you have family history of heart disease, feel faint, light headed or have palpitations. ...Read more
On and off chest pain not really bad. Went away after eating then after a little while it came back. I tried to eat something and it went away again. What can this be and also have lil burning in stom?
GERD: The symptoms of reflux disease and angina are very very similar. ... A very common presentation in the ER is people suffering from angina who think they have reflux (and visa versa). It's definitely best for you to see your family doctor to be evaluated. If you feel any pressure, heaviness, burning or choking sensation. .. Definitely head to the ER. Always better safe than sorry. Good luck! ...Read more
What could cause chest pain under my right pec after eating (feels like an elephant sitting on me)?
I had a coughing fit earlier whilst eating, I coughed so hard and had an awful chest pain and now my breathing is wheezy and chest still sore?
I'm having chest pain after eating some foods, and it makes breathing hard. Once the pain goes away I feel sick like im going to vomet. I'm 17.
Unlikely: Your symptoms are atypical for heart disease and are more likely to be associated with your esophagus and gastrointestinal tract. Ask your health care provider for a thorough history and examination to pin point the diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more
Mild chest pain like pressure, after 15 min eating. Aggreviated by laying then pain radiated to right armpit. Is both pain related? What's wrong?
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