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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   hi, I'm having chest pain with no other symptoms. it's mostly acts up when there is any movement in the esophagus, this includes drinking, eating, or belching. when I go from something hot and drink something cold is when it really acts up
Doctor :   Hi
User :   hi
Doctor :   let me read ur query
User :   ok
User :   having chest pain, no other symptoms, usely acts up with movement within the esophagus
Doctor :   may i know your age ?
User :   19
Doctor :   have you had conditions like GERD , or gastritis ?
User :   no, went to the ER and they said gerd, but there is no burning what so ever, it's mainly a pressure feeling
Doctor :   do you have like a spasmodic pain on swallowing ?
User :   yes
Doctor :   have you done any esophgeal motility study or a barium study
Doctor :   your condition could be due to diffuse esophgeal spasm
User :   never heard of thoes
Doctor :   this condition is treated by medications called calcium channel blockers (eg nifedipine)
User :   ok, thanks
Doctor :   you are welcome
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