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Forum Name: Miscellaneous Chest Diseases
|norulez67858 - Wed May 06, 2009 6:24 pm||
I was diagnost with costocondritus yesterday but I am having great trouble eating and all websites don't list that as a symptom
|John Kenyon, CNA - Thu May 14, 2009 2:45 pm||
Hi there --
No, constochondritis is a fairly superficial inflammatory problem and should not be affecting visceral functions like swallowing, If you're having pain on swallowing you need to see a gastroenterologist and rule out esophageal ulcer and esophageal spasm as possibilities. It's always possible to be having more than one thing at a time going on, and it may be you do have costochondritis, but this is also a popular default diagnosis where chest pain is concerned, so whether it's present or not you'll need to have this other thing looked into just to be sure there isn't something that could be easily treated separate from the chest wall inflammation.
Hope this helps. Good luck to you. Please follow up with us here as needed.
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