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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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Yesterday I thought a piece of food got stuck in my throat. Now I have pain in my throat where I feel it's stuck, & a sharp pain in my back & chest.

Yesterday I thought a piece of food got stuck in my throat. Now I have pain in my throat where I feel it's stuck, & a sharp pain in my back & chest.

See GI doctor: You may have esophagitis (inflammation of the esophagus) due to acid reflux. There's a small possibility you have a condition called eosinophilic esophagitis if you've had recurrent episodes of food getting stuck, especially soft solids (like rice, pasta, breads, etc). Best way to diagnose this is with an upper endoscopy. ...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?

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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I have chest pain, short sharp pain. should i go to a&e?

I have chest pain, short sharp pain. should i go to a&e?

Yes: Get it evaluated. It may be nothing but important to know what it is so you can be treated ...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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Dull chest pain, left chest. Turns into a sharp pain briefly when deep coughing ?

Chest pain: Insufficient detail to guess at cause etc ,Id suggest an in person or virtual consult via the Concierge service. ...Read more