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Question: Severe chest pains when swallowing food or drinks

 manchu39 - Wed Dec 26, 2007 8:09 pm

I am having severe chest pains when I swallow any food and drink. It has been going on for a weeke now. It is very painful. What should I do? Or what could it be?

 Debbie Miller, RN - Wed Jan 16, 2008 7:22 pm

User avatar It should not be painful to swallow and there are many possible causes but you would need to be seen for an exam to find out if there is any structural problem or infectious process involved.

Good luck

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