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Dr. Bennett Werner
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Tightness (Definition)

Tightness can mean different states at distinctive times. The most common is the complaint of tightness of chest, a feeling of discomfort, real or perceived, seen often in patients with asthma or panic disorder, or heart attack. Your physician ...Read more


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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. ?

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

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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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 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

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. Marius Frasie
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Dr. Robert Uyeda
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A lot of tightness in my chest for the past few days. No other symptoms though. What could it be?

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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Dr. K. Mujib Haque
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Have pain and tight Ness under my Brest bone especially when I eat?

Esophagus problems: Food feeling like getting stuck? Look up DYSPHAGIA. Are these your symptoms?Could be esophagus problem...such as esophagitis, esophageal spasm, rings, etc. See a gastroenterologist soon. ...Read more

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Dr. Rodney Del Valle
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Husband was diagnosed with barrett's esophagus. Was told not to eat spicy or citrus foods. He eats ketchup on everything at every meal. Problem?

Yes: The nih have identified tomatoes, tomato products and citrus fruits as major offenders. Avoid oranges, grapefruits, lemons, limes, pineapples, tomatoes, tomato sauce, salsa, chili, pizza, chocolate, garlic and onions, broccoli, coffee, alcohol. Also loose weight to a bmi of less than 28, avoid tight cloths, try eating 6 smaller meals a day. Good luck. ...Read more

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Esophagus (Definition)

This is the muscular structure built like a tube that connects your throat to the stomach though which food ...Read more


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