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Dr. Bennett Werner
Board Certified, Cardiology
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Chest tightness and esophagus narrow, what is this condition called?

Dr. Bennett Werner
Board Certified, Cardiology
39 years in practice
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Chest tightness and esophagus narrow, what is this condition called?

Esophageal stricture: It sounds like you're describing a stricture. ...Read more

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Dr. Vicken Poochikian
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Dr. Stuart Wasser
Board Certified, Addiction Medicine
30 years in practice
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Suboxone 8mg film started 3 days ago after weaning off 85mg mdone. Having chest, left scapular pain and tight esophagus pain, not indigestion. ?

Dr. Stuart Wasser
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Suboxone 8mg film started 3 days ago after weaning off 85mg mdone. Having chest, left scapular pain and tight esophagus pain, not indigestion. ?

Get to a doctor!,: A switch from that dose to suboxone is usually associated with significant withdrawal. However your symptoms can be a sign of an underlying heart issue possibly brought on by withdrawal. ...Read more

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Dr. Vicken Poochikian
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Dr. Ajay Acharya
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
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Dr. Kathy Robinson
Board Certified, Family Medicine
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Can Barrett's esophagus cause hoarseness and tightness in the ribs?

Dr. Kathy Robinson
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Can Barrett's esophagus cause hoarseness and tightness in the ribs?

Possibly related: Barrett's esophagus can result from long term reflux. If reflux is severe it can irritate the vocal cords and cause hoarseness. Reflux can also cause a lot of burning and chest discomfort that can feel like rib tightness. So it is really the reflux that may cause your symptoms, not actually the Barrett's. ...Read more

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Dr. Vicken Poochikian
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Dr. Thomas Davis
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31 years in practice
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Chest is burning, throat feels cold, felt like food was stuck in throat, enlarged/white taste buds on the back of my tongue, my esophagus is tight..

Dr. Thomas Davis
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Chest is burning, throat feels cold, felt like food was stuck in throat, enlarged/white taste buds on the back of my tongue, my esophagus is tight..

Chest,Throat Pain: Given the multiple areas of pain or discomfort , and the possible emergency concerns, you should see your md today or go right to the emergency room to rule out any heart or allergy ...Read more

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Dr. Joy Jackson
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Why does it feels like i can barely swallow and it feels like i got something stuck in my throat. I know I have been constipated i can't get food to go down and my esophagus getting real tight sometimes

Dr. Joy Jackson
Board Certified, Family Medicine
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Dyspagia : Dyspagia (difficulty swallowing) is a worrisome symptom and warrants medical evaluation right away. Please schedule a visit with your doctor. You will likely need a special test called a barium swallow or an endoscopy. These tests will allow the doctor to visualize your upper GI tract including your esophagus in hopes of finding out why you are having difficulty swallowing. In addition you will be evaluated for possible allergies, and even acid reflux as a cause. Please see your doctor as soon as possible. Good luck. ...Read more

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Dr. Charles Cattano
Board Certified, Gastroenterology
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Chances of 23 year old to have esophageal cancer? Worried about nodule in distal esophagus, 8mm, ultrasound tomrrow. Throat feels tight and mucusy CA?

Dr. Charles Cattano
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Chances of 23 year old to have esophageal cancer? Worried about nodule in distal esophagus, 8mm, ultrasound tomrrow. Throat feels tight and mucusy CA?

Pretty low: Less than 15% of cases are found in people younger than age 55. Ref: http://www.cancer.org/cancer/esophaguscancer/detailedguide/esophagus-cancer-risk-factors ...Read more

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Dr. Marius Frasie
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
21 years in practice
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Dysphagea,anosmia,nasal congestion, pain from esophagus to sternum, tightness in left pectoral, painful constipation, what could this b?

Dr. Marius Frasie
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
21 years in practice
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Dysphagea,anosmia,nasal congestion, pain from esophagus to sternum, tightness in left pectoral, painful constipation, what could this b?

SEE A DOCTOR: TOO MUCH, TOO LITTLE SPACE AND TIME. YOU NEED A REALLY GOOD EVALUATION. ...Read more

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Dr. Rajiv Sharma
Board Certified, Gastroenterology
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Dr. Robert Uyeda
Board Certified, General Surgery
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A lot of tightness in my chest for the past few days. No other symptoms though. What could it be?

Dr. Robert Uyeda
Board Certified, General Surgery
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Could be: Coming from any of the organs in the chest: heart, lungs, esophagus. Make sure this is not a heart attack, even at your age. Other common possibilities are gerd, lung infection, shingles. But see a doctor to exclude heart attack. ...Read more

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