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What could cause a burning pain in my lower throat/ upper chest?

What could cause a burning pain in my lower throat/ upper chest?

Pain/throat/chest: The commonest cause of sumptoms you describe is gastro esophageal reflux.You can try over the counter Prilosec or prevacid (lansoprazole).If you still have the symptoms you should cosult your doctor as it may be esophagitis and may need endoscopy.Rare cuses are inhalant allergy, gall bladder disease. ...Read more

Pharynx (Definition)

It is the connection between the mouth and the throat. The 3 parts are the oropharynx, nasopharynx, and hypo-pharynx. The pharynx leads into the ...Read more


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Yesterday I suddenly got a pain in my lower throat/upper chest that hurt when I breathed deeply or burped. I still have it today, what is this?

Yesterday I suddenly got a pain in my lower throat/upper chest that hurt when I breathed deeply or burped. I still have it today, what is this?

Pleuritis /GERD: If the symptom is associated with breathing alone and you had a recent upper respiratory infection, it's possible to be related to inflammation of the respiratory system.
It could also be esophageal reflux. You would need to see your doctor for definitive diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Had the flu for 2-3 days, have had occasional flutter feeling in lower throat/upper chest area. Concern?

Had the flu for 2-3 days, have had occasional flutter feeling in lower throat/upper chest area. Concern?

No: Not unless there is a history of severe underlying heart disease. Virtually everyone has flutters sometimes. ...Read more

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Can you take proselic and tums (calcium carbonate) together, always feel like got burp or air bubble stuck in throat upper chest.?

Can you take proselic and tums (calcium carbonate) together, always feel like got burp or air bubble stuck in throat upper chest.?

Prilosec: Prilosec is to be taken once or twice a day and not as needed. Tums (calcium carbonate) can be taken pen or as needed with indigestion symptoms. Hope this answers your question. ...Read more

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I have burning sensation in throat and upper chest, what to do?

I have burning sensation in throat and upper chest, what to do?

See your physician: You may have reflux disease. You should get checked. Until then try an OTC PPI or antacid for relief. But make sure youmget checked. ...Read more

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How to treat burning sensation in throat and upper chest?

How to treat burning sensation in throat and upper chest?

Need to know cause: This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes.
Once accurately assessed a treatment plan can be developed. ...Read more

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What to do if I have pressure sensation and stress in the throat and upper chest?

What to do if I have pressure sensation and stress in the throat and upper chest?

Pressure: Although it may be a sign of acid reflux you really need to check this out as soon as possible with your doctor to make sure its not your heart. If its new, you should go to the ER ...Read more

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What could cause tightness in neck, throat and upper chest during and after exercise?

What could cause tightness in neck, throat and upper chest during and after exercise?

The most obvious is?: Sounds like angina or the symptoms of a heart attack. Take an Aspirin and call 911 if this occurs again. Get checked out by your doctor immediately if the feeling has passed. ...Read more

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Burning sensation and tightening in throat ad upper chest. Feels like something is stuck. What is this?

Burning sensation and tightening in throat ad upper chest. Feels like something is stuck. What is this?

Careful!: Not to be funny, however we always worry about these symptoms in men, but, the biggest killer of women is heart disease. It could be simple indegestion however it your symptoms worsen or do not subside I would seek immediate medical evaluation. ...Read more

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I have crackly mucus in my throat and upper chest, also having to hack out mucus from back of throat. Have high IgE level of 1080.

I have crackly mucus in my throat and upper chest, also having to hack out mucus from back of throat. Have high IgE level of 1080.

See your doctor: I suspect that the reflux has reached your throat now and is the cause for the mucus. However there are other potential causes as well and you should consult a gastroenterologist. The high ige level suggests that you are at risk for allergic diseases but I didn't find anything in your description pointing to asthma or hay fever. ...Read more

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Discomfort in my throat and upper chest. Not a sore throat, but a different pain. Feels achey maybe? Amoxiciilan didn't work. Possible causes? Been months

Discomfort in my throat and upper chest. Not a sore throat, but a different pain. Feels achey maybe? Amoxiciilan didn't work. Possible causes? Been months

Throat chest pain: Greetings. Lot of possible causes are present. I would question muscular skeletal sources. Do you lift a lot? Carry heavy back pack or purse? Lift weights? Ibuprofen is a good start with food. Take the med for 10-14 days. This should provide relief and reduce inflammation. If shortness of breath, sweats or radiation to your back / neck occurs then see your doctor. May need additional testing. GL ...Read more

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Pain in ear, throat and upper chest. Severe, burning and sharp stabbing. Only lasted a minute or two. Ear felt full. Scary and weird. Came on suddenly?

See an Otologist: If the ear and side of pain were the same as your history of facial nerve decompression which was done through the ear and mastoid you need to see an ENT doc. In the meantime take ibuprofen 400mg every 6 hours ...Read more

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Dx few yrs back with mulitnodular goiter, recently developed sore throat, with pain in throat and upper chest upon swallowing, could the 2 be related?

Dx few yrs back with mulitnodular goiter, recently developed sore throat, with pain in throat and upper chest upon swallowing, could the 2 be related?

Possible: Depends on how big the gland was originally. If it's been a long time since you have it rechecked, now would be the time. It's possible that your current symptom is thyroid related, although unlikely. ...Read more

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Took my vitamins then a min later had a tight pain in throat n upper chest for a min. Cardio work up good yr ago. Esophageal spasm? Hist gerd, pots, eds

Took my vitamins then a min later had a tight pain in throat n upper chest for a min. Cardio work up good yr ago. Esophageal spasm? Hist gerd, pots, eds

Pill esophagitis?: Did you take your vitamin with a good amount of water? Assuming we're not talking about a chewable vitamin, this could be pill esophagitis, wherein the pill gets stuck in the esophagus, causing an intense local reaction. Make sure you take vitamins (any pills, really) with eight ounces of water. ...Read more

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I feel something in my esophagus recent weeks. At first I only felt it after having dinner, recent days I feel something below my throat in the upper chest all day while I swallowing. And I feel chest congested when taking a deep breath.

I feel something in my esophagus recent weeks. At first I only felt it after having dinner, recent days I feel something below my throat in the upper chest all day while I swallowing. And I feel chest congested when taking a deep breath.

GERD: It is difficult to define the cause without an exam, but your problem could be from an inflammation of the esophagus. With gastroesophageal disease (GERD) the acids in the esophagus can leak from the esophagus and go into the trachea. In the trachea, the leaked fluid can cause an inflammation from the trachea and into then lungs. ...Read more

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Have bad gerd. Took my handful of supplements after dinner. A min later had intense pain in throat and very upper chest for a min. Eso spasm? Reflux?

Have bad gerd. Took my handful of supplements after dinner. A min later had intense pain in throat and very upper chest for a min. Eso spasm? Reflux?

Spasm: I think you might be correct with esophageal spasm. This can be secondary to the swallowing of the pills, many at same time, and if it passed fairly quickly, then that also sounds like a spasm. Drink plenty of water with next round of supplements and take one at a time! ...Read more

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Can allergy cause random burning in neck throat ear and upper chest and a burning enlarged lyhme node near jaw behind ear?

Can allergy cause random burning in neck throat ear and upper chest and a burning enlarged lyhme node near jaw behind ear?

Not likely: Enlarged lymph nodes, tender and non tender are indicative of disease nd should be checked by your doctor. ...Read more

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Severe pain in throat /upper right chest during strenuous exercise. Only lasts about 10 min afterwards. I do have asthma but this feels defferent.

Severe pain in throat /upper right chest during strenuous exercise. Only lasts about 10 min afterwards. I do have asthma but this feels defferent.

Muscle strain?: If you have asthma and you are familiar with exercise induced attacks you know to try your rescue inhaler before the exercise. However, it sounds more like muscle issues than asthma attacks. Do you use a peak flow meter to check your "good" levels? Give it a try. ...Read more

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I think I have a pill stuck in my throat and now my upper chest and lower throat has a heavy feeling of pain. Is there a way to get rid of the pain?

I think I have a pill stuck in my throat and now my upper chest and lower throat has a heavy feeling of pain. Is there a way to get rid of the pain?

Globus sensation: The sensation of a lump in the throat is very common and there may not be anything stuck in your throat as long as you can swallow fluid and solid. See an ENT doctor if symptoms persists! ...Read more

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I have a "headache"-like pain in my lower throat/very top of upper chest. Worse with breathing/bending over. No congestion. Would love your thoughts?

Throat/ chest pain: May be pleurisy/ but also consider gastritis, GERD, can try ranitidine, maalox and if there is no improvement ocnsider 1-2 motrin (if not allergic), . Rarely can be clot (check d-dimer) or cardiac/vascular (EKG, troponin) so would f/u with doc today. ...Read more

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I have upper chest/throat pain sometimes that lasts for a while? Breathing in is discomforting but possible, and the pain is constant.

Chest Pain, See GP: Is always a symptom that you should discuss with your GP to try to establish the cause. There are many causes of chest pain. ...Read more

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I have palpitations in my upper chest/throat area upon exhaling heart rate stays the same around 40-50 BPM when this occurs could this b somethg else?

I have palpitations in my upper chest/throat area upon exhaling heart rate stays the same around 40-50 BPM when this occurs could this b somethg else?

Likely not.: For patients with bothersome and recurrent symptoms, ambulatory monitoring is helpful if the palpitations are unsustained and well tolerated. ...Read more

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