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Can you bruise your esophagus? I'm having very dull pain in

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Can you bruise your esophagus? I'm having very dull pain in my chestbone area
Submitted: 10 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Judy replied 10 years ago.

When did this start? Any precipitating event?
What makes you pick the term "bruised esophagus?
Is there any discomfort while eating?
Does taking a deep breath ever bother you?
Have you had a cold recently?
Do you smoke?

Is there a feeling of tightness in the chest?
Is there any shortness of breath?
Any feeling of pressure in the chest?

What is your other medical history?
Do you take any medications on a regular basis?