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Chest Pain When I Swallow
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
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