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Chest Pain When I Swallow
I got my wisdom teeth removed four days ago and I'm experiencing chest pain when I swallow. Is this normal?
Absolutely not: What you describe is absolutely not normal and is also very unlikely related to the removal of your wisdom teeth. Chest pain can be a symptom of something serious. I suggest you see a physician asap! Also call the surgeon who removed your teeth and let him/her know what's going on. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Why do I have recurring chest pain like i swallowed hard candy? Lasts for 2 weeks at a time, comes back severely in two or three months.
Odynophagia: Your symptom is called odynophagia. There are many causes. If you'd like to learn more about it, see: http://www.Med.Ucla.Edu/modules/wfsection/article.Php?Articleid=280. ...Read more
10 hours ago I swallowed a sharp crab shell and I have chest pain accompanied with a weird feeling like it's stuck, what is most likely happening?
Answer: Most likely, the crab shell caused a scratch on the inside of your esophagus, but if you are experiencing nausea, vomiting, regurgitation of undigested food, drooling, or breathing/talking difficulties, see a doctor. Otherwise, viscous lidocaine combined with Mylanta over the counter can help to relieve the pain, which should resolve in 2-3 days. ...Read more
Esophagitis: Esophagitis, inflammation of lining of esophagus, usually caused by gastroesophageal reflux or vomiting excessively. Esophagitis can be caused by infection of esophagus. If left untreated, this condition can become very uncomfortable, causing problems with swallowing, ulcers, and scarring of the esophagus. Should see physician for workup and proper medical therapy. ...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
Swallowed fishbone: More info is needed. How large was the fishbone. Can you continue to swallow normally. How much time has elapsed since the even? You may need o undergo either imaging/ and/or endoscopy of symptoms do not resolved shortly. A visit with your doctor is suggested for evaluation and/or referral. ...Read more
My grandfather is having chest pain problems swallowing and slurred speech what is going on with him ?
I have chest pain more on swallowing, 12 lead ecg. Small Q waves in inferior leads plus v5 and 6, what could be wrong?
Chest pain: It appears you are already under care of a physician having had an ekg done. If you have q waves, it may indicate old myocardial infarction. But we have to take into account your symptoms, your risk factors before deciding on further testing like a nuclear stress test, or a cardiac cath. Your primary care physician or cardiologist would be able to guide you ...Read more
I have heavy chest pain, when I take a deep berth it feels like stabbing pains especially when I swallow food or any drink. ?
What causes front and rear chest pain while swallowing? It feels like the food stuck and then pass through. But I dont have any problem in breathing.
Front and rear chest pain: One possibility is possible food impaction secondary to esophageal spasm.This can happen when people swallow food too quickly;not chewing food well ; stricture or even a tumor(very rare) The esophagus gets tight , constricts , causing chest or back pain.It's not connected to lungs . Stress can be underlying factor in some patients. If persists, might need removal of food in ER or need endoscopy ...Read more
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