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I got my wisdom teeth removed four days ago and I'm experiencing chest pain when I swallow. Is this normal?

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 more

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Dr. Gutti Rao
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Chest Pain (Definition)

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


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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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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

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Chest pain with difficult swallowing and a lot of sputum?

Chest pain with difficult swallowing and a lot of sputum?

Time for ER or UC: If you are having chest pain and breathing issues, you need evaluated by a dr, now, to see what is going on. If 23yo, more likely a respiratory issue, but still need seen. ...Read more

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I swallowed a fish bone, and now I have chest pain. I need answers?

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

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My grandfather is having chest pain problems swallowing and slurred speech what is going on with him ?

My grandfather is having chest pain problems swallowing and slurred speech what is going on with him ?

Get to a doctor now.: It could be a couple of things. Given the fact that he is 84, a stroke and/or heart attack are big on the list. Get to a doctor or hospital asap. ...Read more

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I have chest pain more on swallowing, 12 lead ecg. Small Q waves in inferior leads plus v5 and 6, what could be wrong?

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

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I have heavy chest pain, when I take a deep berth it feels like stabbing pains especially when I swallow food or any drink. ?

I have heavy chest pain, when I take a deep berth it feels like stabbing pains especially when I swallow food or any drink. ?

Merits evaluation: The sharp pain with taking a deep breath suggests possible pleurisy (inflammation of the outer lining of the lung). The heaviness can be due to a large number of problems, including infection. Your symptoms merit a visit to your doctor for a careful evaluation. ...Read more

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I woke up dreaming about swallowing something big, cant remember what it was but it caused a 5/10 chest pain and excess salivation, I'm 19 Female?

Chest pain: Several possibilities. Perhaps you regurgitated some stomach contents into your esophagus and throat. If the pain continues see your doctor. Try tums (calcium carbonate) for any pain episode. ...Read more

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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.

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