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I'm having chest pain in the middle of my chest but only while I'm eating.?

I'm having chest pain in the middle of my chest but only while I'm 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

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Chest Pain (Definition)

The chest resides between the neck & abdomen. Chest pain refers to ...Read more


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Might eating excessive amounts of fast food during a short span of time cause chest pain?

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

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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.

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.

See doc: I see you are already on protonix so go back to doctor for evaluation to be sure it is gastritis and not something else like cardiac. Perhaps you need to be scoped if you have not been recently ...Read more

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What does chest pain from swallowing and eating mean?

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

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What can cause chest pain that radiates after eating?

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

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What causes chest pain while breathing in after eating?

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

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What causes chest pain while breathing in after eating?

What causes chest pain while breathing in after eating?

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

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How can I help chest pain and eating disorder?

How can I help chest pain and eating disorder?

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

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I suffer severe chest pain after eating certain foods, what do I have?

I suffer severe chest pain after eating certain foods, what do I have?

Chest pain: Severe pain after eating certain foods--- sounds like you may have esophageal spasm, nevertheless it needs to be checked out. ...Read more

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Please explain why people have chest pain while eating food and when running?

Please explain why people have chest pain while eating food and when running?

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

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I am experiencing chest pain, and I have an eating disorder. What should I do?

Evaluate chest: Chest pain may not be due to eating disorder- maybe heart, rhythm, lung, or esophagus problem. Should get checked out. ...Read more

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I get chest pain when I press my chest and it disappears after eating. Why is this happening?

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

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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

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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

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Hi im getting chest pain after eating sugar what could cause this?

Wife punching you: For eating her chocolate not likely, so i'll have to go with, I don't know. Maybe stress, maybe it's your stomach & acid release. Consider drinking milk with it. If no pain. It was your stomach. Answer would be, drink the milk first. ...Read more

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Why do I have chest pain after eating a fat burner?

Stimulants: Some fat burners have stimulants and sometimes in high doses that can affect your heart. .. Would recommend avoiding the fat burner associated with the chest pain, as well as others with similar ingredients. .. ...Read more

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Is warm water or cold water healthy. Chest pain after drinking warm water and eating banana.

Both are OK: It is a personal preference. Since you are getting chest pain after drinking warm water, I suggest you try water at room temperature or cold and see if that makes your pain better. Otherwise consult your GP ...Read more

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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

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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?

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

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What could cause chest pain under my right pec after eating (feels like an elephant sitting on me)?

What could cause chest pain under my right pec after eating (feels like an elephant sitting on me)?

GERD: This could also be gastroesophageal reflux disease with esophageal spasm. Try taking over the counter antacids like Prilosec otc. ...Read more

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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?

Aspiration: Chest pain and wheezing after a choking episode may indicate aspiration of food, liquid or saliva. Minor aspirations are usually self resolving but persistent symptoms or progression of pain, shortness of breath or fever should prompt a visit to your doctor. ...Read more

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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

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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?

May be heart or GI: This could represent either heart pain - blockage or pericarditis, or gastrointestinal such as acid reflux or an ulcer. Needs good systemic evaluation. ...Read more