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Every Time I Eat Something It Gets Stuck In My Chest
Do you feel like food is getting stuck in your chest when swallowing? If the answer is yes you may have a problem with your esophagus. I advise you to first ensure you are chewing your food completely, also try taking smaller bites.
You should discuss the issue with your doctor. ...Read more
For last 3 days I have had a pain in my chest every time I eat and swallow, what could this be and what should I do?
Every time I eat, my chest burns and it feels like the food just sits there and is waiting to come back up. What are these symptoms of? Thanks.
GERD: Maybe describing gastroesophageal reflux (gerd)--regardless of whether caused by delay in stomach emptying, relaxation of lower esophageal sphincter, partial gastric outlet blockage, biliary/pancreatic pathology, esophageal dysmotility, altered salivary flow, etc. Your response to behavior/diet modification (fats, caffeine, chocolate, etc.) and an acid-reducer (like Prilosec otc) may be helpful. ...Read more
Is it normal to have chest pains, in the middle of your chest during pregnancy? Mine occur every time I eat.
Chest pain on both sides of chest, every time I eat I have to run to rest room and I'm extremely tired.
I have this burning sensation in the middle of my chest and hurts every time I eat and swallow what could it be?
Esophagitis: Burning in the center of your chest is "heartburn" = acid from the stomach coming up into the esophagus, which has no natural protection from stomach acid. Prolonged acid exposure can cause inflammation, ulcers, damage, scarring, narrowing, or even cancer (but unlikely at age 28). Do not ignore these symptoms, and see md soon! Good luck! ...Read more
I don't know what's wrong with me. Woke up with chest pain, nauseous every time I eat, slightly gassy, no appetite, and now a really bad back.
More information: To help you, more information needs to be provided about 1. The medical issue at hand, 2. Treatment planned or received 3. Results of any treatment, including use of OTCs (Over The Counter options), 4. For specific personalized recommendations, sign up for HealthTap Prime or Concierge. The free answers are generally for more information and educational in nature for the general public. ...Read more
Every time I eat eggs I don't know why my chest hurts it can be on the right side sometimes the left I am so sensitive to the pain and I have diarrhea?
Don't do it: My mother would have said (and this was well before medical school, but still excellent advice) - "Don't eat eggs". ...Read more
Sharp pain in stomach within first couple of minutes eating every time I eat. Lasts about 30 mins. Radiates into chest. What could it be?
? GERD or gallbladder: Gallbladder "attacks" are usually related to gallstones that block the expulsion of bile from the gallbladder. The pain is usually shortly after meals, worse with fatty foods, and lasts about an hour or so, right upper abdomen sometimes radiating to back. GERD, or gastroesophageal reflux, is heartburn, worse after eating spicy foods, worse when lying down after big meals at night. Antacids help. ...Read more
Every time I eat dairy/drink milk, I get really bad pac's (premature atrial contractions). I can feel it in my chest & pulse. Why does this happen?
Milk sensitivity: Get rid of milk and milk products. Try substituting soy but limit that also. The problem involves a message from stomach to brain that is reacting via the nervous communication system that goes to the heart. ...Read more
I'm having a lot of problems with my stomach every time I eat I almost immediately start hurting in my chest all the way down to my stomach it's like a dull achy pain and makes me very nautious I have acid reflux and out of my nexium for a while?
Pain with meals: Given your history of acid reflux, which hasn't been treated in a while, and pain that worsens with meals, you could have a gastric ulcer. I would go to your physician for further workup and at the very least resume your PPI medication. Also avoid spicy foods, acidic foods, and caffeine to help reduce the frequency of reflux. ...Read more
I am 38 yo Cardiac patient 70% small vessel 40% LAD heavy chest pain every time I eat that last 2-3 mins. Last stress echo 9mons. Ago is Fine.
I was thinking about your progress after our last discussion. Also I would suggest taking an antacid an hr before a meal twice daily to relieve these symptoms, it is most likely d/t either oesophageal spasm or esophagitis. It is also desirable for you to see a gastroenterologist for motility study and/or Upper GI endoscopy.
Wishing you the best of health as always! ...Read more
Fullness center chest right after eating. Trouble swallowing. Feels like food stuck at notch neck but isn't. Happens every time I eat. C Ent or gastro?
Fullness: Could be acid reflux (GERD), upper esophageal sphincter spasm. Try taking prilosec 20mg twice a day for 7-10 days to see if symptoms improve. No fatty foods, caffeine, chocolate, peppermint, alcohol. iced drinks. Could drinking warm tea. See ENT. May need barium esophageal to evaluate. ...Read more
Yesterday I got told I have asthma, and have been using a inhaler since! Although today when I eat and drink or burp my chest hurts every time, help?
Tell your provider: As you begin any new medical treatment, you'll be well advised in keep in close touch w/ the provider to provide feedback and tweak the medicine to get the best outcome. It may be from the condition itself or a change may be needed. Work together to find answers. Ask about what to expect and good luck. Best! ...Read more
Lately every time I eat, I get this stabbing pain in my left side right under my ribs, making it hurt to breathe. How can I stop this?
See a doctor: You need to get some tests done to find out what the problem is. Your history is just not enough to make a diagnosis ...Read more
I had my gallbladder removed a decade ago. For the last week every time I eat I get severe pain under my right ribs that radiates to under my back.?
Pain: It's definitely not your gallbladder. There is something known as primary common bile duct stones, which can form in the tube connecting the liver and intestine. Also, could be an ulcer, inflammation if the pancreas, or even a muscle spasm. Best to see your primary care provider to check it out. May need some blood tests &/or imaging. Hope this helps! ...Read more
I'm obese and I suffer from over eating, every time I eat I feel pain under my left ribs in the spleen area, what could it be? Thanks
I feel sick every time I eat or drink even water and my breast is so swollen and I feel very tired all day but I had my period. Can I be pregnant?
I am 8 days late, fatigue, frequent urge to go to bathroom, tender breast, craving for spicy food, every time I eat I have a bowel movement.
Possible pregnancy: Since you are late for your period and have several symptoms of possible pregnancy check a pregnancy test. If it is negative then it sounds like your hormones are off - you might want to see your doctor. ...Read more
Post prandial chest pressure feels like I can't get in enough oxygen, like I can't expand chest x6 months. Not painful. No resp symptoms either. Why?
Breath test says positive for sibo, but my only symptom is post-prandial chest discomfort and muscle twitching. Should I still take xifaxin?
SIBO: Small intestinal bacterial overgrowth can occur as a complication of numerous conditions. Without having seen and examined and tested you there is no way to determine whether the therapy you have been prescribed by another doctor is correct or not. If you are not confident in your doctor's diagnosis, go and get a second opinion from someone who can evaluate you face to face. Good luck. ...Read more
I feel like I have something stuck in my chest and back, every time I breath I have sharp painMy back feels like it needs poped but that doesn't help.
Needs exam: If you are having new shortness of breath or chest pain you should go to an emergency room. I don't know any of your medical history or risk factors to tell you whether you should be concerned about your chest/back pain. It may be very serious, but it may be simply a pinched nerve between your ribs/spin. No way to know without seeing a Dr. And having an exam. ...Read more
Every time I take coffee I feel like my chest is getting heavy, as if I am anxious about something or can't breath properly. It is a strange feeling.
Let it Blow!: If you try to stifle your sneeze you will cause the pressure in your lungs to peak and can traumatize the small airways of the lung. Try to just let the sneeze out with as little restriction as possible ...Read more
Muscle: This sounds like a muscular strain. Try to rest the area for two weeks and it should get better. You probably strained your pectoral muscles. ...Read more
Yes unless....: You should tell your doctor about all episodes and then let him or her decide whether it requires you coming in. ...Read more
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