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Chest Pain When Swallowing Food
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
28 yr old f. Had upper GI scope yesterday. Having pain when swallowing, chest pain(5), etc. Is it OK to wait til Monday and take tylenol for now?
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
My daughter, at the age of 11, is having severe chest pains, pain when swallowing, pain when burping, a sore throat, and a cough. Please help. ?
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
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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