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Right side chest pain when swallowing?

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

Dr. Gutti Rao
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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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When eating a long wide carrot shaving got stuck on route. I can breathe ok. Now chest pain when swallowing water on right side. Should i just wait?

When eating a  long wide carrot shaving got stuck on route. I can breathe ok. Now chest pain when swallowing water on right side. Should i just wait?

Caution advised: Hopefully, it's a simple mild scrape of the esophagus. However, one should not take the risk of waiting. It would be advisable to see a gastroenterologist or an otolaryngologist who could visualize the area with an endoscope. ...Read more

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If you have chest pain when swallowing, could this be the heart or the stomach?

Probably esophagus: Pain when swallowing could be an esophageal problem. It could be simple dysmotility, reflux, to more serious cancer. Don't fool around with this one. ...Read more

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What are the causes of upper chest pain and/or face pain when swallowing pills with water?

What are the causes of upper chest pain and/or face pain when swallowing pills with water?

Nothing: A bump at the end of your sternum is probably your xlphoid proccess. A normal bone that many people discover for the first time when they feel around there and think it is new or a problem . Please contact your primary provider to evaluate this further if it dosen't resolve soon ...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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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

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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

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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