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Why does my chest hurt when I eat food or swallow liquids?

Why does my chest hurt when I eat food or swallow liquids?

Esophageal spasm?: It could be caused by esophageal spasm. Please find out the reason why with a gastroenterologist. ...Read more

Dr. Gutti Rao
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The chest resides between the neck & abdomen. Chest pain refers to ...Read more


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Why does my chest hurt when I eat or drink anything? Whenever I eat my chest hurts really bad & when I drink water it hurts too!

Why does my chest hurt when I eat or drink anything? Whenever I eat my chest hurts really bad & when I drink water it hurts too!

Possibly reflux: You may be experiencing signs and symptoms of reflux esophagitis. This is when gastric acid and stomach contents are being pushed up into the esophagus. This can cause damage to the esophagus causing significant pain. Try over-the-counter acid suppressants like Prilosec otc to see if it improves. If no improvement, go see your doctor. You will need to have an endoscopy. ...Read more

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When I eat dairy products it makes my chest hurt?

When I eat dairy products it makes my chest hurt?

Lactose intolerance: Inability to digest lactose- a disaccharide present in milk due to deficiency of lactase. Lactose intolerance is common in Blacks- 75-80 percent. Lactic milk can be tried. Can use fermented dairy products like yogurt & butter milk. Lactase supplements are commercially available. ...Read more

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When I eat and drink something my chest hurt what does that mean?

Achalasia: Spasm of esophagus can be a cause. In addition peptic ulcer and acid reflux (gerd) can cause similar symptoms.
Try ant-acids like Tums (calcium carbonate) and consult a gastroenterologist. ...Read more

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Got chest pain when I eat drink and swollow and it hurts?

Irritation: If your pain is related to food intake then your chest pain most likely related to a gastrointestinal cause like ulceration or irritation of the food pipe or stomach, you should get it check out since this can lead to bleeding ulcers. See your primary care or a GI doctor. ...Read more

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Ievery time I eat & within few bites, I have a large hiccup (gasp sound)come up and then feels like food is stuck in my chest& hurt badily? Dad 2does it

Ievery time I eat & within few bites, I have a large hiccup (gasp sound)come up and then feels like food is stuck in my chest& hurt badily? Dad 2does it

Eating/pain: These symptoms may be related to gastroesophageal reflux or a hiatal hernia. Review your symptoms with your doctor and look at what studies you need to sort through it. And how you should be treated. Record your diet to see if it is food related. All the best and I hope you feel better soon. ...Read more

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getting cough lately than yesterday chest hurt right across it like a band times it's hard breathe in or eat. Is this heart burn? Milk water help

getting cough lately than yesterday chest hurt right across it like a band times it's hard breathe in or eat. Is this heart burn? Milk water help

Probably you have: More than heart burn. You may have inflammation of the outer liniing of the right lung. Go to ER to get checked if you can not reach to your doctor by phone to consult. ...Read more

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I have been chest pain under breast. Gallbladder is fine but as soon as I eat it hurts also, I have anxiety and currently on my period. Pain still 3ds?

I have been chest pain under breast. Gallbladder is fine but as soon as I eat it hurts also, I have anxiety and currently on my period. Pain still 3ds?

See answer: It seems as though your are describing 3 different problems. Without the ability to discuss your symptoms it's impossible to give advice. I suggest you visit your physician. AN ONLINE CONSULTATION AT HEALTH TAP MAY BE HELPFUL. You would want a video or voice consult if possible. If you choose an InBox Text consultation you will need to be available throughout the day to answer questions. ...Read more

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I eat shrimp then fish plus fish egg, after that I have an aching throat, caught, feeling tired, trouble breathing, and chest hurt. Never happen li?

I eat shrimp then fish plus fish egg, after that I have an aching throat, caught, feeling tired, trouble breathing, and chest hurt. Never happen li?

Seafood allergy?: You MAY have developed an allergy to the foods you mention even though you have not had this previously. It can create a medical emergency so it is crucial that you visit your doctor ASAP and be tested for this. Please do not eat these foods again until you are diagnosed one way or the other. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Why does my chest hurt every time I workout?

Why does my chest hurt every time I workout?

Chest: May be muscular but sometimes it's asthma. If you feel its hard to breathe may be more asthma. Be sure you warm up before you exercise!! ...Read more

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Why does my chest hurt after being hurt emotionally by people?

Why does my chest hurt after being hurt emotionally by people?

Muscle or heart pain: When you are emptionally hurt, you get sympathetic nerve increase which stimulates the brain to send increase signals to your muscles which can cause your pectoral muscles to have sustained contraction causing atypical chest pain. Norepinephrine surge can also cause coronary arteries to contrixt, decreasing blood flow to the heart which also can cause chest pain. I would go for a thallium stress. ...Read more

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Please explain why does my chest hurt when I feel bad for someone?

Please explain why does my chest hurt when I feel bad for someone?

May not be healthy: Chest discomfort under stressful condition can be indicative of CAD please get a full check up by your pcp and have a cardiac stress test asap. ...Read more

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Why does my chest hurt the days after I work out? Am I doing something wrong then?

Why does my chest hurt the days after I work out? Am I doing something wrong then?

You're 41: And your muscles are getting sore from a good workout. Nothing wrong with that. Carry on! ...Read more

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I have chest pain all day everyday because I have g.e.r.d but why does my chest hurt worse at night?

I have chest pain all day everyday because I have g.e.r.d but why does my chest hurt worse at night?

Gravity: If chest pain is primarily due to GERD, then it is common to have worse pain at night. The reason is gravity. More stomach acid can leak out of your stomach into your esophagus causing burning. Also, the valve between your esophagus & stomach is less competent (more leaky) due to change in pressure gradient on either side due to lying down position & gravity. Recommend GERD medicine before bed. ...Read more

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Why does my chest hurt when I fast? Is it dangerous?

Fasting: Why are you fasting? Yes it is likely to be dangerous.
You should consider seeing a Dietitian who could put you an a better track! ...Read more

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Why does my chest hurt between my breasts?

Why does my chest hurt between my breasts?

So many possibilties: Too many to answer here. Some possibly serious, some very minor. U should see Ur doc. Good luck. ...Read more