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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. Gutti Rao
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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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Tight chest pains which go within a few seconds but also have problems when i swallow i seem to be choking on food lately too so i'm too scared to eat?

Tight chest pains which go within a few seconds but also have problems when i swallow i seem to be choking on food lately too so i'm too scared to eat?

Chest pain: Most likely you have a condition called gerd. The lower sphincter in your esophagus is too relaxed and food easily travels in a wrong direction. Have an ENT perform a endoscopy and see what they find. ...Read more

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Have Had a sore throat for 2 wks now every time I swallow food or liquid I get chest pains for a few seconds ?

Have Had a sore throat for 2 wks now every time  I swallow food or liquid I get chest pains for a few seconds 
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Achalasia/ structure: in this 30 yo pt with dysphasia to liquids and solids, an upper endoscopy is warranted +- barium swallow. A mechanical obstruction such as achalasia or esophageal strictures or gastric cancer are possible ...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 eosonophilic esophagitis, need2 drink2 swallow heartburn chest pain now food makes me feel sick. I don't want to eat. Last time lostlotweight?

I have eosonophilic esophagitis, need2 drink2 swallow heartburn chest pain now food makes me feel sick.  I don't want to eat. Last time lostlotweight?

Esophagitis: You should be evaluated with an endoscopy to see if there is anything else going on. I see you are not on any stomach medication. You should discuss with your doctor starting something to decrease any acid production. Try to use BOOST shakes to keep your protein and calories going in. ...Read more

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My granny is 75 she says she has pain in her chest and feel like food or even water is stuck in her throat, chest pain even when she swallow?

My granny is 75 she says she has pain in her chest and feel like food or even water is stuck in her throat, chest pain even when she swallow?

Swallowing: This is an urgent problem. Her family physician can assist, but she needs an evaluation at the GI specialist's office. ...Read more

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I am experiencing chest pressure for the first time ever after eating 3 donuts. there's just a sudden mid chest pain & tightness after swallowing food?

Pain w/ Eating: Sounds like it could be esophageal spasm. In the absence of other risk factors for more serious conditions, spasms on there. I would like a man eating smaller portions to see if the symptoms resolve ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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