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Pressure In Chest When Swallowing
Chest ache shifts right and left depending on position. Pressure when breathing in cough up some mucus chest feels semi tight,Better during sleep.
Rule out asthma: Any difficulty in breathing might be due to asthma. This is a treatable condition; but if ignored, you can get permanent damage to your lungs. You are 22; now is the time to get therapy. Are your headaches and anxiety due to your not getting enough air to your brain? Let's find out NOW while you can fix these things. ...Read more
Pain in chest that moves. Pressure in left side. Occasional heartburn. No nausea or sweating. Good heart and lungs.
Reflux: Your symptoms could be due to acid indigestion aka reflux disease. You can try taking an over-the-counter anti-acid (ask the pharmacist) for 4 weeks and see if symptoms go away. You should also cut out alcohol, chocolate, peppermint, citrus products, tomato products and high carbs during this time and monitor symptoms. If no improvement, see your PCP. ...Read more
Pain in center of chest when drinking feels like blockage, sharp pain same place when bending over with pressure?
Lump feeling in throat and pain in chest on left side especially when swallowing food...Feels like it gets stuck in throat and chest?
Could be a: Esophageal structure ...Recommend talking to your physician. ...Read more
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, lung collapse), and muscle problems. It really depends on the clinical situation and other symptoms you may be having. it is very unlikely that at 21 it is serious but should see a doctor to get more information. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
22 F Discomfort below sternum, pain in mid back when swallowing, burp stuff up occasionally, can see/feel pulse sometimes when standing or exercising.
Feeling of internal trembling. Chest pain when moving in my left breast/chest area. Swollen gland in throat. Heartburn occasionally. Rapid hr. Causes?
Sound anxious: These are all symptoms which could be caused by anxiety. So you need to learn how to relax and control your emotions and have a good handle over your life. You may need counseling which can be helpful to calm you down. In the meantime, try to do daily exercise(like walk for half an hour) as this will strengthen your body and reduce your mental stress level. ...Read more
Consult with MD: You may need to consult with an ENT specialist, especially if you are a smoker or ex-smoker. There could be an anomaly of the trachea (airway) or larynx which may need to be evaluated and could be easily treatable, . ...Read more
Experience tightness in chest and pain in left shoulder and elbow when lying down. Pain resides when sitting or standing.
Stuffy nose short of air o2 been in the low 90's when coughing i taste snot discomfortpain- in chest when breathing in deep y is this?
You've got infection: Most likely pneumonia. There are other possibilities as well. Your underlying medical issues of diabetes, severe asthma, GERD, and possibly diabetic neuropathy affecting the GI tract and mobility puts you at very high risk for pneumonia. A chest X-ray is needed, amongst other things. It sounds like you are sick enough to need treatment in the ER. I think you should be evaluated now. Get going ASAP ...Read more
Shortness of breath especially after climbing stairs, feels like breathing in cold air, lungs hurt, pain in upper back between shoulder blades?
Symptoms : See your doc to evaluate possible causes for your symptoms. Don't ignore those symptoms. ...Read more
Pain in left side of chest, frequent belching, sternum pain while sleeping, pain in neck and shoulder when moving head a certain way worried lung canc?
Might be food stuck?: often happens when eat too fast bolus of food stuck for awhile can cause this pain , or bad reflux or could be heart rare at your age unless strong family history of heart disease and obese diabetic , sleep apnea and smoke and drink too much alcohol , could be ulcer too , get checked by cardiologist and gastroenetrologist , need stress echo and endoscopy to know for sure . ...Read more
Hi, i experience a pressure kind of pain in the chest when i swallow,eat or drink. I don't have any pain if i look down when swallowing.
Can swallowing too much air cause a feeling of fullness that feels like mild chest pressure? It goes away with belching (or releasing the air).
Air : You just described classic air swallowing symptoms ...Read more
On Prilosec 20mg bid. Still experiencing A soreness/pressure in chest and occasional diffulty swallowing in general. Looking for suggestions for Dr?
Changes...: First and foremost is to change your diet habits.Avoid any food that is greasy, fried, spicy; sauces, caffeine, mint, chocolate,too much bread,all of which can trigger these symptoms. If you have changed your diet and at this dose the medication is not working then it is time to have further evaluation.An abdominal ultrasound and an upper endoscopy should be done. See a gastroenterologist for this ...Read more
Hi. For the last couple of days i have been experiencing pressure in my chest whenever i eat or drink while swallowing.it. almost feels as though something is stuck in my chest. Sometimes i feel as though i need to burp, but instead i have a painful type
GERD / H. pylori: Your symptoms are consistent with gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). The pain and burping is caused from acid coming up from the stomach into the esophagus. The stomach acid causes irritation to the esophagus which can lead to serious problems. H. pylori is a bacteria that can live in the stomach and can cause GERD. H. pylori can be cured. Consider having a blood test for H.pylori. ...Read more
Hi have full flu. Dr said chest ok but full thick mucus. Have trouble spitting also bad head pressure near pass out when cough. Ok to swallow ?
Thick mucous : Drink plenty of water if you can keep it down. Try Mucinex (guaifenesin) over the counter to thin the secretions. Try delsym for the cough. It is ok to swallow the mucous if you would prefer that to spitting it out. If it is colored see your doctor for an antibiotic. You could be getting a secondary infection. Good luck. Feel better. ...Read more
When I swallow my chest hurts. My chest feels a bit pressured. Feels like a stronger heartburn.Noticed my heart racing alot when I'm in pain.why?cure?
Dysphagia: Or difficulty swallowing should be promptly investigated and it may reflect anatomic or functional esophageal abnormalities. Your heart racing is most likely reactive tachycardia in response to the discomfort. Please talk to your doc about your symptoms and keep a log of your symptoms, specifically solids/ liquids, progression, etc. ...Read more
I wrote earlier i feel like I have a lump in btwn throat and ctr chest like if food was stuck n feel pressure wen swallow, can it be cause I have gerd?
I started with a lump in throat sensation, then pain swallowing and now pressure in my chest intermittently. Are these classic signs of acid reflux?
Not classic: This is not a bad story for acid reflux, but your symptoms could also suggest that other problems should be ruled out or at least considered. Recommend you see your doc soon and discuss the symptoms. The doc may recommend further testing, treatment, or expert referral. The sooner the better. ...Read more
I swallowed a plastic, chocolate wrapper. it went down with bread and water but i feel pressure in my chest?
ThisSwallowAintABird: If that feeling doesn't go away in a couple of days or food comes back up after swallowing or Increasing chest pain then maybe you should see a doctor.But first, don't eat spicy foods or any citrus and try an antacid like Tums (calcium carbonate) or Mylanta.Probably you just have a scratch somewhere in your esophagus(I'm assuming you can swallow normally and whatever you swallowed went all the way into your stomach). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My throat has been bothering me the past days, like it kinda hurts to swallow also if I just press my head down towards my chest I feel pain or pressu?
Sore Throat: For significant sore throat with swollen tonsils / lymph nodes – see physician & get a strep throat test/ culture. If you have Strep Throat, antibiotic therapy is imperative to prevent future complications. Consider Tylenol (acetaminophen) or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications. Saltwater gargles: Mix 1 tsp salt in 8 oz warm water – gargle several times a day. Can gargle with Aloe Vera juice twice a day. ...Read more
I feel a pressure or discomfort on my sternum that goes up to my throat. It gets more intense the deeper i breathe in.
I have no pain swallowing.
Sternal Pressure: Without further information, including your age, diet, previous medical history, meds you are taking, etc., it is difficult to pinpoint the problem. Your symptoms could point to an upper GI issue, anxiety, or even a cardio-pulmonary problem. I suggest making an appointment with a gastroenterologist to undergo a thorough evaluation and appropriate studies to identify the underlying cause. ...Read more
I have difficulty swallowing saliva & smaller food particles. Sometimes pressure develops in my ears & burning sensation in the areas below ribs. Help?
?infection: You may have an infection and this is affecting your swallowing, and causing your other symptoms. See the Dr. for an evaluation as if it is found to be likely bacterial in origin, you may need antibiotics. Best wishes. ...Read more
Stress and Angina: The most common cause of chest pains is stress. The next most common cause is stomach acid reflux, next is musculoskeletal including costochondritis (inflammation of ribs and rib cartilage), next is heart disease (angina). Other causes include pneumonia, pleurisy, pericarditis, gall bladder inflammation, etc. ...Read more
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