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Chest pain when drinking cold beverage. What is causing this?

For about a month now I ve noticed that swallowing a cold beverage creates a dull pain in my upper right chest . The pain disappears right away and is not present with tepid or hot food and beverages. After drinking a cold drink the pain subsides to a dull ache that then disappears entirely. Any idea what is causing this?
Asked On : Mon, 22 Oct 2012
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The chest pain while drinking cold beverages could be because of oesophageal spasm. Your food pipe seems to be sensitive to cold hence goes into spasm as you drink cold drinks. These spasm can be extremely painful and pain disappears as the spasm passes off. You should undergo an endoscopy to rule out any pathology. Avoid very cold beverages. you may even consult a gastroenterologist if this does`nt help.
Answered: Sun, 28 Oct 2012
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