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Pain in my chest when i swallow
« on: December 02, 2010, 02:56:42 PM »
Ok, so I know i have posted a lot of other problems - they havnt gone away so just toss this on top.  I'm only really worried about this one because my mom said i should be worried and need to go to the doctor.

I have a pain in my chest when i swallow.  it is just right of center about 2-3 inches higher than nipple-level.  It hurts whenever i swallow, hurts more when i swallow while hunched over eating lunch, or if i eat something hot.  it not terrible pain, its just kinda like a dull ache, like the feeling of rubbing a pimple.  It feels like its in my esophagus on the right side of it, almost like a bump on the wall. 

My mom thinks its cuz i'm fat - my doc prolly will too.

I'm just scared now that its cancer.
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Re: Pain in my chest when i swallow
« Reply #1 on: December 02, 2010, 11:21:55 PM »
bump this is really starting to freak me out - anyone else ever feel like they had a hole in their esophagus?
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Re: Pain in my chest when i swallow
« Reply #2 on: December 03, 2010, 12:39:13 AM »
Oddly enough I just posted about this earlier tonight. I've been feeling like something is stuck in my chest when I swallow.  I googled, and it can be lots of things, but like you I'm freakin out. It can be acid reflux. Hopefully someone else will respond.
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Re: Pain in my chest when i swallow
« Reply #3 on: December 03, 2010, 02:01:52 AM »
Now I'm completely terrified and can't sleep.  I just can't think of what else it could be.  My fears of ALS are also coming back in full i just tried to give a massage with my left hand and it got worn out really quickly as compared to my right and eventually it got sore and just stopped working.  Took alike a half hour for it to stop cramping up... Ugh im such a mess... I started a new diet today but i just cant bring myself to follow through.  I just keep thinking what if i do have canceof ALS , isn't losing weight a symptom of those diseases?

Ugh
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Re: Pain in my chest when i swallow
« Reply #4 on: December 03, 2010, 06:56:41 AM »
I have had this when my acid reflux flares up.
take an over the counter antacid to see if that helsp or go to the dr. to reassure yourself.
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Re: Pain in my chest when i swallow
« Reply #5 on: December 03, 2010, 11:23:12 AM »
Was it constant? This is every time i swallow a liquid or solid ... Every time.  For at least a week.  It hurts more when i swallow acidy things like diet coke or coffee.
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Re: Pain in my chest when i swallow
« Reply #6 on: December 05, 2010, 12:04:01 AM »
bump for any more input
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Re: Pain in my chest when i swallow
« Reply #7 on: December 05, 2010, 03:24:35 AM »
i've had this happen pretty consistently when my acid reflux starts to act up, too. it can be very concerning but some zantac or prilosec should help (if it's something to do with reflux), and it's not exactly life threatening. keep on keepin' on, you'll be alright!  :yes:

cheers,

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Re: Pain in my chest when i swallow
« Reply #8 on: December 05, 2010, 06:22:16 AM »
it does sound like gerd and the fact that it is worse when you drink caffeine is a good sign to, due to the fact that they increase gerd symtoms. definatley try zantac for a week and see how you go. also modify your diet by upping you water intake and cutting out processed and greasy food. a visit to the doctor is always a good idea though with gerd symtoms.
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Re: Pain in my chest when i swallow
« Reply #9 on: December 05, 2010, 08:34:36 AM »
I agree with teeps.
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Re: Pain in my chest when i swallow
« Reply #10 on: December 05, 2010, 02:16:55 PM »
wouldnt gerd hurt me after i eat with acidy burps etc?  this just feels like i have a tumor in my esophagus that the food keeps passing over and pressing on triggering pain.  bigger the chunk of food/more acidy it is the more it hurts.  if i stick my stomach out while im swallowing (lessening pressure on esophagus) it doesnt hurt as much.
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Re: Pain in my chest when i swallow
« Reply #11 on: December 05, 2010, 02:18:37 PM »
that sounds pretty similar to the sort of feeling/pain i've had that the doc attributed to GERD. it is unlikely that you have a tumor in your esophagus but if you're still concerned you should see your doctor
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Re: Pain in my chest when i swallow
« Reply #12 on: December 10, 2011, 02:12:44 AM »
Super bump. I feel exactly like the OP. I'm only 19 but my grandfather died from Esophageal cancer, and to be quite frank I'm terrified. It is uncomfortable to swallow, I feel it in my right ribcage. Hopefully OP is still around.
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Re: Pain in my chest when i swallow
« Reply #13 on: December 11, 2011, 12:49:29 AM »
shameless bump someone say something please.
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Re: Pain in my chest when i swallow
« Reply #14 on: January 24, 2012, 05:35:39 PM »
hey just saw this.  sorry - havnt been around in a long time i'm fine.  I went to the doc had it checked out, ended up having to have an endoscopy just to "make sure" (i didn't want it the doc said it was a necessity).

Everything was fine.  You just have to come to accept that its all in your head.
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