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Why would I have pain in my upper back when I swallow any type of food?

Why would I have pain in my upper back when I swallow any type of food?

Swallowing: Painful swallowing is called odynophagia, usually related to heartburn, but could be yeast infection in the esophagus. Upper back area is somewhat unusual. Chest x ray would be helpful. ...Read more

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This morning I began with upper back pain when I swallow food. As soon as the food passes through my esophagus the back pain stops. Do you have any id?

Esophageal problem: The sensation of pain in the esophagus is usually an accurate indication of the level of an esophageal problem. A visit to a GI doctor would likely provide the most rapid diagnosis and treatment. Often an upper endoscopy would provide the answer. ...Read more

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Why would I have left-sided mid&upper back pain after an EGD & colonoscopy? Hurts more when eating and swallowing. Biopsies were taken.

Why would I have left-sided mid&upper back pain after an EGD & colonoscopy?  Hurts more when eating and swallowing. Biopsies were taken.

Invasive procedures,: such as EGD and colonoscopy, often cause discomfort afterwards, especially if biopsies are taken. Taking biopsies requires cutting out a tiny piece of the lining of your stomach and/or colon, it is normal for this to be painful. If it is painful to swallow, try drinking liquids and/or soft foods in order to allow your body to recover. ...Read more

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I am having back pain when I swallow food?

I am having back pain when I swallow food?

More details are: needed. WHERE exactly in your back do you have the discomfort. An esophageal blockage can cause pain in your upper back! More details but suffices to say you need to have these symptoms evaluated by a Gastroenterologist. Endoscopic examination of the esophagus is a quick harmless examination which may solve the problem! Hope this helps Dr Z ...Read more

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I have back pain with little pain in my chest when i breath in and pain when i swallow solid foods ?

I have back pain with little pain in my chest when i breath in  and pain when i swallow solid foods ?

GI Specialist: Please see your neighborhood GI specialist to make sure there are no strictures, anatomical defects such as a Zenkers diverticulum or mediastinal masses. Good luck ...Read more

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46y.o. female upper back pain when food enters stomach. sharp/stabbing/severe. happens 97% of time. started 30 hours ago. what do u think it is?

46y.o. female upper back pain when food enters stomach.  sharp/stabbing/severe. happens 97% of time. started 30 hours ago. what do u think it is?

Gallstone/pancreas: The most likely explanation is pancreatic problems or gallstones, but there are other possibilities like gastritis, duodenal ulcer, GERD or even esophagitis. If pt takes a lot of ibuprofen it could be NSAID gastritis. If fever or vomiting go to ER otherwise call your doctor to be seen as soon as possible, e.g tomorrow AM. If there is a fam history of aneurysm the aorta should be checked. GI virus? ...Read more

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Bleed heavily after taking ECP, now it stopped but i m having upper back pain, dizziness headache and weakness. Please tell me the food to recover?

Bleed heavily after taking ECP, now it stopped but i m having upper back pain, dizziness headache and weakness. Please tell me the food to recover?

Any healthy diet: Any normal, healthy diet is fine. There should be a variety of different foods over the course of a week. The effects of emergency contraception pills are not related to the foods eaten. A woman should contact her doctor, if she is having bothersome or worrisome symptoms after taking an ECP (plus realize that the symptoms may or may not be caused by the ECP). ...Read more

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Bleed heavily after taking ECP, now it stopped but i m having upper back pain, dizziness headache and weakness. Please tell me the food to recover. ?

Bleed heavily after taking ECP, now it stopped but i m having upper back pain, dizziness headache and weakness. Please tell me the food to recover. ?

Side effects ECP: I'm not sure if ECP means emergency contractive pill or another acronym. Probably best to rest, drink sufficient water or herbal tea without caffeine, and eat bland food you can tolerate. Hopefully, you will feel much better tomorrow. If your symptoms continue or worsen, please seek medical help. ...Read more

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Pain in upper back made worse when I swallow food sometimes drink, had b4 a few month ago but went after a week? What is this? Should I see a dr?

Pain in upper back made worse when I swallow food sometimes drink, had b4 a few month ago but went after a week? What is this? Should I see a dr?

Esophagus : what you're describing sounds like a problem in your esophagus. Best to see your health provider for evaluation and possible imaging. Might try over-the-counter medicine for acid reflux such a Zantac (ranitidine) or Prilosec which might be helpful. Hope this was helpful. Best of luck ...Read more

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Why everytime i swallow food or liquid my upper back hurts?

Why everytime i swallow food or liquid my upper back hurts?

Need for evaluation: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without more history, physical examination, and likely an endoscopic examination. It would be prudent to consult your doctor, especially if you have had an unintended weight loss. ...Read more

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What to do if I have horrible back pain in my upper back, does it cound like a pinched nerve?

What to do if I have horrible back pain in my upper back, does it cound like a pinched nerve?

Perhaps...: Pinched nerves usually cause pain mostly but can also cause weakness and changes in sensation. When a 'pinched nerve' is in the cervical spine, these symptoms usually affect the arms, in the thoracic spine it wraps around the chest and abdomen, in lumbar spine it affects the legs. These may or may not be associated with some back pain. If your pain is horrible then you need to be seen and eval. ...Read more

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I have pain in my upper back to the right of my thoracic vertebra Ive had this pain since i was little when im stressed do I have chronic back pain?

Yes,but if you: only have it when you are stressed,, it is due to tension and should be relieved w/muscle relaxers or pain killers or antianxiety medications ...Read more

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Want to know if I should see a doctor asap or wait for other symptoms? I was sitting at work today and felt a back pain in my upper back. Wasn't sure where it came from. Then i felt a squeezing in my chest, then i felt a bit dizzy and mildly sweaty. Th

Want to know if I should see a doctor asap or wait for other symptoms? I was sitting at work today and felt a back pain in my upper back.  Wasn't sure where it came from.  Then i felt a squeezing in my chest, then i felt a bit dizzy and mildly sweaty.  Th

You : You should see your physician or go to the er. Chest pain associated with shortness of breath, lightheadedness, and confusion are symptoms that could easily mean that you are having a heart attack. Though it could be a reaction to your medication, be safe. Get checked out now! ...Read more

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I have had chest xray and throastic spine MRI with no contrast. I have this back pain in my upper back that comes and goes. If I had lung cancer would they have saw anything?

I have had chest xray and throastic spine MRI with no contrast. I have this back pain in my upper back that comes and goes. If I had lung cancer would they have saw anything?

NO: To assess lungs for masses, cancerous or not, need cat scan thorax. Chest xray will consistently miss small potentially curable tumors depending on location in lungs , size and density.Mri of the spine has a limited view of parts of the lungs and you can not rule out the presence of a lung lesion with an MRI of the spine and a chest xray. Mri of the thoracic spine is not used to find lung nodules. ...Read more

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What are the causes of upper back pain?

What are the causes of upper back pain?

Muscles, nerves, etc: Problems or stress or disease (including myeloma or cancer) of upper back muscles, discs, facet joints, connective tissue, osteoarthritis, posture are all potential causes upper back pain. ...Read more

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Ok have bad upper back pain?

Ok have bad upper back pain?

PT: Was probably just muscle pain. I would recommend you get into a formal course of physical therapy along with anti-inflammatory medications. This should do the trick. ...Read more

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What can cause upper back pain?

What can  cause upper back pain?

Many causes: Cardiac causes including valvular or coronary heart disease, angina, throracic or addominl aneuryms, thoracic masses intrathoracic or extra thoracic, bulging/herniated thoracic or cervical discs, muscle spasms , clavicle fractures, referred shoulder or neck problems, pulmonary edema, luminary embolus, vertebral fractures or masses, post surgical scar tissues, beast rumors, arthritis of spine. ...Read more

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How do I soothe upper back pain?

Cause: Without knowing the cause it is difficult to treat. Use over the counter medications before you reach physician. Do not delay, consider er, if it is acute pain. ...Read more