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Suggest Treatment For Esophagitis

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Posted on Fri, 19 May 2017
Question: I have esophagitis. On the right side of my chest when I move, it hurts. I don't know if it can be muscles or if it's related to the esophagitis. it's Under my right breast. it seems to hurt when I move Thanks
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Answered by Dr. Ornela Ademovi (2 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Esophagitis pain is not associated to movement.

Detailed Answer:
Hello,

I understand your concern. First of all, when you say you have esophagitis, does it mean you have already been diagnosed or this is your opinion?
Esophagitis pain is mainly associated to eating. It is a condition caused either by constant acid reflux, some medications or an infection. Pain on movement is not a typical symptom.
The pain you are describing sounds a lot more like muscle pain or pleural pain, which is pain caused by rubbing off of the lung lining. In either case, if it is something that happened once or twice, there is no cause for concern.
If you know for sure to have esophagitis, please be on the look out for symptoms such as chest pain lasting longer than a few minutes, you have the feeling of food stuck in your food pipe or you can't swallow water, please seek immediate medical help.
I hope this helps.
Wishing you all the best.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Kampana
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Follow up: Dr. Ornela Ademovi (9 hours later)
I had an endoscopy done. I take Omeprazole 40 milligrams a day. The pain I have is only on the right side of my chest. And happens when I move. do you think it could be arthritis too?
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Answered by Dr. Ornela Ademovi (2 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Costochondritis is more possible

Detailed Answer:
Hello,

I do not think the pain is due to arthritis, because arthritis takes longer to develop and has a slower start.
What seems to be a more plausible cause, given that your pain is not associated to breathing but only with movement, is Costochondritis, which is an inflammation of the joints where the ribs join the breastbone.
While arthritis is of either wear and tear origin, or autoimmune, Costochondritis is merely a temporary painful inflammation, most often of unknown origin, that heals on its own overtime.
Except for limiting your movement to avoid the pain, there is little you can do. This condition resolves on its own. Pain killers would be an option, but with esophagitis it is better to abstain from them. Heat packs on the chest could be a source of relief.
If you feel the pain is getting worse and felt even at rest, then it is best to see a doctor for further investigation.
I hope this helps.
If you have further questions I'd be happy to answer them.
Wishing you all the best.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Prasad
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Follow up: Dr. Ornela Ademovi (5 hours later)
I have had this pain on my right side under my right breast was the right side for a while now. it seems to be getting worse, a little more painful.Do you think it still could be costochondritis? I wasn't sure how long costochondritis lasts. it happens when I move.
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Answered by Dr. Ornela Ademovi (9 hours later)
Brief Answer:
4-8 weeks up to a year

Detailed Answer:
Hello,

It usually takes 4 to 8 weeks for chostocondritis pain to go away. However, it may sometimes take up to a year and in rare cases can turn into a chronic pain, meaning it comes and goes with occasional relief.
I hope this answers your question.
Wishing you good health.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Kampana
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Suggest Treatment For Esophagitis

Brief Answer: Esophagitis pain is not associated to movement. Detailed Answer: Hello, I understand your concern. First of all, when you say you have esophagitis, does it mean you have already been diagnosed or this is your opinion? Esophagitis pain is mainly associated to eating. It is a condition caused either by constant acid reflux, some medications or an infection. Pain on movement is not a typical symptom. The pain you are describing sounds a lot more like muscle pain or pleural pain, which is pain caused by rubbing off of the lung lining. In either case, if it is something that happened once or twice, there is no cause for concern. If you know for sure to have esophagitis, please be on the look out for symptoms such as chest pain lasting longer than a few minutes, you have the feeling of food stuck in your food pipe or you can't swallow water, please seek immediate medical help. I hope this helps. Wishing you all the best.