Pain below chest
I have this problem for almost a year now. Whenever i intake good amount of food i get an uncomfortable feeling below my left chest area, actually below heart position. Just in a single spot i get this feeling. May i know what problem is this? Its not gas problem coz its there everytime i have food
Doctor Answers (1) on Pain below chest
chest pain that is associated with eating has several possible causes . I will quickly review a few common cause of chest pain that may fit with your specific situation Pleurisy - This is inflammation in the connective tissue just outside the lung. Pain is worse with breathing deep and not typically associated with eating. Esophageal problems. Chest pain shortly after eating may be esophageal reflux. This is usually reported as a painful burning in chest commonly referred to as heart burn. Pain is worse after eating spicy food, alcohol, or chocolate. The description of your chest being seized by severe pain raises the possibility of diffuse esophageal spasm. This is occurs when the muscles around the esophagus begin contracting erratically causing severe chest pain. It isn't necessarily right after eating, but it could be. My advice is to schedule an appointment with your primary care physician who can perform a more detailed history and physical exam. He or she may refer you to a gastroenterologist if esophageal spasm is suspected.
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