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Anytime i swallow anything water, food even my own saliva, i feel this sharp pain in my chest that runs down my back. Can someone explain this please?

Anytime i swallow anything water, food even my own saliva, i feel this sharp pain in my chest that runs down my back. Can someone explain this please?

What food?: Have you noticed if there is any particularly type of food/drink that exacerbates the symptoms? Spicy food? Acidic food? And what's the timing in relation to food? Right off the bat, a number of things come to mind, such as esophageal spasm, esophagitis, reflux, even gallstone or pancreatitis. More info would help. Tx. ...Read more

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I take a deep breath and i get a sharp pain n my back/chest.What could it be.?

I take a deep breath and i get a sharp pain n my back/chest.What could it be.?

Pleurisy: You may have pleurisy which is an inflammation of the lining of the lung. It is common with viral illnesses or pneumonia and causes a sharp pain sensation when you take a deep breath. ...Read more

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Have sharp pain in lower stomach and middle of back. I start having chest pain a well. Pain rate about an 8 should I go to the hospital?

Have sharp pain in lower stomach and middle of back. I start having chest pain a well. Pain rate about an 8 should I go to the hospital?

Probably: If you're hurting, then you should. A pelvic infection would be the most common cause in your age group (20 year old female) and that needs prompt attention. ...Read more

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Chest pain right side for almost an hour now. Under breast and across abdomen sometimes extending to back. Very sharp pain. Is it gas?

Chest pain right side for almost an hour now. Under breast and across abdomen sometimes extending to back. Very sharp pain. Is it gas?

ER visit now: Seems atypical for heart attack but cannot rule out. Also blood clot in the lung and tear in your aorta should be considered and ruled out. Hence any acute onset chest pain deserves an immediate evaluation. Please go to the er. ...Read more

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Chest pain left side near heart felt when i laugh move sometimes lay on that side pain felt in arm and back bone on left side. Sharp pain?

Musculoskeletal: Anything that hurts worse with movement is usually in the muscles or joints. This could be a rib strain or costochondritis. Either way, an anti-inflammatory (advil or aleve) may help. ...Read more

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Chest pain, nasal congestion, distorted vision, headache, waves of nausea, sharp pain lower right abdomen, dull pain lee right back, thoughts?

Chest pain, nasal congestion, distorted vision, headache, waves of nausea, sharp pain lower right abdomen, dull pain lee right back, thoughts?

Complicated: There is not likely to be any one single diagnosis that ties all your symptoms together. Right lower quadrant pain always raises the question of appendicitis which always has nausea associated with it so you should be examined today to rule that out (or confirm it). ...Read more

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chest pain, which sends a sharp pain up to the face and vision gets blurry ?

 chest pain, which sends a sharp pain up to the face and vision gets blurry ?

Chest pain: Given the symptoms you describe you either need to see your doctor as soon as possible or get yourself to the nearest Emergency Room! ...Read more

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Hi, ive just woke up with chest pain in my left side, tried turning over several times but the pain was like a sharp pain everytime I tried. ?

Hi, ive just woke up with chest pain in my left side, tried turning over several times but the pain was like a sharp pain everytime I tried. ?

Chest pain: If you are a young guy, with no family history and relatively healthy the risk of this being heart is low. In addition if it is reproducible with movement you are more than likely facing musculoskeletal. Twitter @christianassad ...Read more

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