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Esophagus (Definition)

This is the muscular structure built like a tube that connects your throat to the stomach though which food ...Read more


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Chest pain palpitations feeling like you have to cough because of it. Could be esophagus spasms? Arythmyia? Have mild gastritis get pain after eat too

Chest pain palpitations feeling like you have to cough because of it. Could be esophagus spasms? Arythmyia? Have mild gastritis get pain after eat too

Multiple Causes: Chest pain can be a symptom of heart disease but may be may other things such as esophageal spasms, great vessel disease, respiratory disorders (asthma, COPD, bronchitis, infections), and muscle problems to name a few. It really depends on the clinical situation and other symptoms you may be having. You should see a doctor to get more information if it is severe or persistent. ...Read more

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What could cause an hour long episode of deep dull central chest pain spasming to neck and jaw . It was not heart. ?

Central chest pain: As described at the reported age a cardiac cause is primary concern;go to the nearest A&E/ER department now. ...Read more

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Can esophagus spasms cause sharp left chest pain that takes breath away? also cause jaw pain and right arm pain? sinus pain? heart is clear from thurough testing and same with brain and spine. THanks

Can esophagus spasms cause sharp left chest  pain that takes breath away? also cause jaw pain and right arm pain? sinus pain? heart is clear from thurough testing and same with brain and spine. THanks

Esophageal spasm : This can be esophageal spasm. You position good have you see a gastroenterologist. You can check this and other possible causes like gallbladder, other intestinal syndromes. This can help you evaluate your symptoms. ...Read more

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Took my vitamins then a min later had a tight pain in throat n upper chest for a min.Cardio work up good yr ago. Esophageal spasm? Hist gerd,pots,eds

Took my vitamins then a min later had a tight pain in throat n upper chest for a min.Cardio work up good yr ago. Esophageal spasm? Hist gerd,pots,eds

Pill esophagitis?: Did you take your vitamin with a good amount of water? Assuming we're not talking about a chewable vitamin, this could be pill esophagitis, wherein the pill gets stuck in the esophagus, causing an intense local reaction. Make sure you take vitamins (any pills, really) with eight ounces of water. ...Read more

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Please tell how much chest pain is usually associated with nutcracker esophagus?

Please tell how much chest pain is usually associated with nutcracker esophagus?

Varies: Some patients have extreme pain, and others have very little. It is strange how much it can vary from patient to patient, however, that is the case. ...Read more

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Can problems with the esophagus cause chest pain?

Yes: Not uncommon to have chest pain with this issue. Sometimes included with the differential diagnosis of causes of chest pain. ...Read more

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I have on and off chest pain not really severe just annoying..no other symptoms besides chest pain more in the middle to right can it be my acid reflux or worse stuff like cancer in my esophagus?

I have on and off chest pain not really severe just annoying..no other symptoms besides chest pain more in the middle to right can it be my acid reflux or worse stuff like cancer in my esophagus?

Reflux NOT Cancer.: If chest pain is worse with movement, with Deep Breathing, with Pressure on the Chest = can be inflammation called CostoChondritis; Rx with Local Heat and Ice application or Anti Inflammatory medicine Ointment. If Heart burn after eating or sour taste associated with Annoying Chest pain could be from Reflux. Try OTC Pepcid (famotidine) or Omeprazole for 2 to 4 weeks. See your MD if not better with above Rx ...Read more

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Should I be concerned that I now have Pleural thickening as a result of a perforated esophagus and a 5 centimeter Abscess with pleuritic chest pain ?

Should I be concerned that I now have Pleural thickening as a result of a perforated esophagus and a 5 centimeter Abscess with pleuritic chest pain ?

Mgt: I would suggest cultures of the abscess fluid to include bacterial and TB tests. The thickening may be reactive scarring, but the fluid should be analyzed to guide further management. ...Read more

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Does famotidine help get acid out of your esophagus. Like how does it help it to get rid of chest pain from acid reflux. ?

Does famotidine help get acid out of your esophagus. Like how does it help it to get rid of chest pain from acid reflux. ?

Famotidine: is an "H-2" blocker that is it BLOCKS ACID RELEASE thus reducing the amount acid BURNING your esophagus! This esophageal pain is felt as CHEST PAIN since the esophagus runs thru the chest! I hope this helps See Diagram! ...Read more

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Chest pain with sweat, headache, and dizziness. Dr said it could be a ulcer in my esophagus. What can I do? I'm on meds right now

Follow instruction: I would continue med , follow your doctor instruction and follow up appropriately as you were told to do so. I t may need some time for med to work for you. ...Read more

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Esophagus cancer stage 2. How to cure it completely sir? please help me sir. Blood vomit once in a week and consistently persist chest pain.

Esophagus cancer stage 2. How to cure it completely sir? please help me sir. Blood vomit once in a week and consistently persist chest pain.

Cancer esophagus----: I am sure the doctor in charge of his treatment has a plan of treatment which you should find out and share with us. This seems to be an early cancer which may be curable provided the best treatments are used ....which include surgery or radiotherapy combined with chemotherapy. Tell us what the doctor has advised you to do and when is his treatment getting started??? ...Read more

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Can gas get stuck in your esophagus and cause it to expand and cause chest pain? Or is this acid reflux all test done on heart & nothing is wrong.

Absolutely: food and air can get stuck going down esophagus, and cause a severe chest pain that is relieved by burping or swallowing something. Also reflux of stomach acid into esophagus can cause a burning chest pain that is usually relieved with antacids. Esophageal spasm causes severe chest pain, it is usually provoked by severe reflux. Check out my website http://CardioGauge.com for heart health education ...Read more

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Rt side chest pain radiates up neck and headache.Was told possible esophageal or stomache problems.No sour taste,vomiting, food that irritate. hrtburn?

Rt side chest pain radiates up neck and headache.Was told possible esophageal or stomache problems.No sour taste,vomiting, food that irritate. hrtburn?

Call 911: Pain or pressure in your chest that radiates radiates up neck and headache may be a serious medical condition. It is always a red flag and visit to the ER or Urgent Care is warranted. Do not drive, call 911. ...Read more

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I have terrible pain in my stomach after i eat. I have terrible chest pain do you think it may be esophagus? Already ruled out heart probs.

Terrible Pain: I am, unfortunately, the bearer of bad news. When ever one has 'terrible' pain there is little to offer online. I feel that the patient needs urgent in -person medical evaluation and treatment. There are several significant illnesses these symptoms could represent from the worst being heart problems to gerd or peptic ulcer disease, to infection and or ulceration of the esophagus. ...Read more

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I had esophageal dilation Jan 7th & have had upper burn back/chest pain since. What could it be. I'm very thin & have osteopenia. Fractured vertbrae?

I had esophageal dilation Jan 7th & have had upper burn back/chest pain since. What could it be. I'm very thin & have osteopenia. Fractured vertbrae?

Hard to say: There are multiple possibilities. It could potentially be more procedure related. It is possible that a person with osteoporosis can have a fracture from a fairly minimal event. I would not hesitate to be seen and examined, which would go a long way in determining the likely cause. ...Read more

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Chest Pain (Definition)

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Esophageal Spasm (Definition)

An inappropriate spasm of esophagus ...Read more