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Burning chest pain left side since yesterday after eating chicken alfredo. I'm 18, healthy, no history of heart disease. Please help I'm scared!

Burning chest pain left side since yesterday after eating chicken alfredo. I'm 18, healthy, no history of heart disease. Please help I'm scared!

Workup mgt: These symptoms may be related to Gastroesophageal reflux (GERD), especially given the relationship between the pain and eating. If there is bleeding with the pain, ulcerative disease is unlikely.
Other causes though are possible, and I would recommend seeing your physician. ...Read more

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Headache, lightheaded, nauseous after eating, pain in mid left side from front to back, and chest pain?

Headache, lightheaded, nauseous after eating, pain in mid left side from front to back, and chest pain?

GI tract problem: Your symptoms in my opinion, strongly suggest a problem within your G.I. tract. However, the exact location can be anywhere from the Gastroesophageal Junction down to the very end of the stomach or beginning of the small intestine called the duodenum. I suggest a good workup either by your primary physician or a gastroenterologist. ...Read more

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Can heart -burn or gerd cause sharp chest pain on the left side of chest. Occurred while drinking coffee and after eating. My BP was normal.

Can heart -burn or gerd cause sharp chest pain on the left side of chest. Occurred while drinking coffee and after eating. My BP was normal.

Chest pain: This would not be a typical discomfort of reflux but could be due to reflux. It may be more related to esophageal spasm or motility disorder. Medications like prilosec or zantac are helpFul in reflux. For thorough evaluation of this symptom, consult a gastroenterologist. ...Read more

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I have a chest pain that is situated beneath my left rib cage, the pain comes in waves especially after eating.?

See MD: See a doctor. This could be many things, including an ulcer, pancreatitis, food sensitivity, gastritis, or something else. A doctor will help you figure it out. ...Read more

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I'm having lower left chest pain (esp when exhaling) and usually after eating. Sometimes i also feel my heart flip-flops. Is this heart problem?

Unlikely: Pain in your chest that changes with a deep breath is generally from rib cage, or inflammatory lung issue. Feeling an irregular hear beat is very common, and usually harmless. See you provider, and appropriate testing can be done. ...Read more

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I feel chest pain, more towards left shoulder & upper left chsst, sometimes around nipple or below nipple, i feel better when I do work after eating anti?

See a cardiologist: Chest pain with left should radiation in a South Asian merits early medical follow up and evaluation by a cardiologist. Risk stratification with evaluation of tobacco use, family history, fasting lipids, etc. is warranted. Go to ER if chest tightness lasting more than 20 mins. ...Read more

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Hello Doctor, Lately I'm experiencing some pretty scary cardiac arrest symptoms after eating too much sugar--chest pain, tingles down left arm, spasms?

Symptoms of cardiac: Arrest are rapid heart beats, dizziness and loss of consciousness. Not what you are describing. Sounds like you are having a sugar high. Chest pain, tingles and spasms sounds like anxiety. For reassurance, you should see a health care provider and have testing to exclude cardiac issues. Then you need to make better life style choices. ...Read more

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Food has been coming back up after eating happened 5x w/in the last month. Dried black nasal mucus. Stomach pain. Upper chest pain by left shoulder.

Food has been coming back up after eating happened 5x w/in the last month. Dried black nasal mucus. Stomach pain. Upper chest pain by left shoulder.

Many possibilities: Talk to your doctor as there are many things that could explain this, some serious and others not. A more careful discussion of the symptoms / triggers is needed to help figure out the specific cause. ...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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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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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 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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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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What can cause chest pain that radiates after eating?

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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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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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'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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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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I'm 45yo, healthy female who recently had three intense episodes of centralized chest pain after eating--dull, tight pressure lasted 30 mins. Cause?

I'm 45yo, healthy female who recently had three intense episodes of centralized chest pain after eating--dull, tight pressure lasted 30 mins.  Cause?

Reflux?: This maybe related to reflux or other esophageal issues. While it is less likely to be related to your heart, I would have it checked out, better safe than sorry as the old saying goes. ...Read more

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Had chest pain in middle close to skin.happened right after eating bbq n fries which I shouldn't have can this be GERD doing if so will pain go away?

Had chest pain in middle close to skin.happened right after eating bbq n fries which I shouldn't have can this be GERD doing if so will pain go away?

Probably GERD: Taking some Tums (calcium carbonate) or other antacids will probably help. If it doesn't go away after a short time would get it checked out by a health care professional. Good luck! ...Read more

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What could upper abdomen pain after eating and unbearable chest pain when laid flat at night be please?

Ulcer and reflux: You may well have a peptic ulcer and reflux disease. I recommend proceeding with an endoscopy and at the same time exclude a h pylori infection. ...Read more

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Ate a lousy fatty lunch today. Ugly chest pain in center of chest after eating. No other symptoms. How to tell between GERD and cardiac?

Ate a lousy fatty lunch today. Ugly chest pain in center of chest after eating. No other symptoms. How to tell between GERD and cardiac?

You can't: The only way to know is to do a stress test. What appears to be indigestion can be perfectly mimicked by heart disease. If you're not sure, you should call your doctor or go to an er immediately. ...Read more

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Is anaphylaxis without hives or swelling common? Would chest pain alone after eating code as anaphylaxis in your clinical and educational experience

Is anaphylaxis without hives or swelling common? Would chest pain alone after eating code as anaphylaxis in your clinical and educational experience

Uncommon, but: anaphylaxis can still happen without hives or swollen soft tissues, can manifest as severe shortness of breath, blocked upper airway, severe hypotension, and other less common reactions. Chest pain is different, can be cardiac (e.g. coronary spasm) or esophageal spasm, its relation to eating cod can be just coincidental, and you need to make sure it isn't a cardiac problem first, good luck ...Read more