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Chest pain on taking fluids, dehydration on not drinking. How can I get overcome this?

Hello, I have a pain in my upper right chest after I drink any liquids, its really sharp and last for a good 10-25 secs then it goes away. It only happens when I am drinking water, soda , etc... never when I eat anything. However, I have noticed that when I took a hot shower last night, and drank something, I didn t have that pain, but as soon as I woke up and drank some water this morning, the same thing happened again. I feel like im dehydrating if i dont drink something, but i dont want to feel the pain when I do... Could you please help me
Asked On : Mon, 16 Jul 2012
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Hi welcome to HCMForum. As your description suggests it appears to be oesophagitis.
due to gerd. When you take some drinks oesophagus constricts and pain results due to
vagus nerve stimulation. I advise you to consult a gastroenterologist for diagnosis and
treatment. You may have to go for tests oesophagoscopy and scaning along with other
tests for confermation. Besides i advise some diet recomendations as Take more of
curd and bland foods. avoid taking spices chillies oily foods and junk foods. if you are
using bleeched water try to avoid it by drinking boiled water. I hope you are satisfied
with my reply. thank you.
Answered: Mon, 16 Jul 2012
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