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I have chest and back pain when i swallow and stretch . What could it be?

I have chest  and back pain when i swallow and stretch . What could it be?

Many things: Could be many issues. This could range from, lung, heart, muscles of the chest cavity, the rib cage and the gastrointestinal tract. Have your md examine you to narrow down the possible causes. ...Read more

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Chest Pain (Definition)

Many people with chest pain fear a heart attack. However, there are many possible causes of chest pain. Some causes are not dangerous to your health, while other causes are ...Read more


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What does chest pain from swallowing and eating mean?

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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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

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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

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Right side chest pain when swallowing?

GERD : Most likely acid reflux, but other things needs to be ruled out. See gastroenterologist or pcp. ...Read more

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I've been having chest pain while swallowing food.

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

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What causes chest pain when taking deep breaths and when swallowing food?

What causes chest pain when taking deep breaths and when swallowing food?

Several: You should not have chest pain when taking a deep breath or on swallowing. You better get checked. ...Read more

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My chest pain hurts enough to make me worry. It also hurts when i swallow. What should I do?

Eval: Obviously you are worried because you don't know the cause of your chest pain. For acute chest pain or pressure (new) especially if associated with breathing issues or weakness - get emergency care. For chronic pain issues seek medical care more routinely. ...Read more

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I swallowed a drink and got a chest pain that went into by back. The same thing happened when i burped. Is this a cause for concern?

Sounds GI related: As described, this sounds GI related, especially with the history of belching. Discuss with your dr. As it sounds like you may need to at the least avoid trigger foods that may irritate your esophagus or GI tract and cause "heart burn.". ...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