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Dr. Andrew Rynne
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What is causing severe pain in the lower chest on swallowing food?

I used to think that I had sever heartburn but I am noticing a pain when ever I swallow food in my lower chest area. It burns and then turn into extreme pain causing me to sweat and I even have to hold my breath. I still believe I have heartburn but I may be afraid that my condition is worse than that. There is no specific food that cause the pain and antacids like pepcid do not work anymore. So my question is what could this be?
Mon, 14 Sep 2015
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Gastroenterologist 's  Response
Hello! Thanks for putting your query in HCM. I am a Gastroenterologist (DM).
I will advise you to visit a Gastroenetrologist who will evalutae you and may advise you to get an endoscopy and ultrasound abdomen for dagnosis and further management.
I hope I have answered your query and this will help you. If you have any further query I will be happy to answer that too. Remain in touch and get-well soon.
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