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Hello, I am experiencing a sharp pain everytime I swallow

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Hello, I am experiencing a sharp pain everytime I swallow a drink in the left side of my body. It occurs right below my left breast and it is at the last part of a swallow. It feels as though something is lodged in that part of my body. It is very painful and I am beginning to be concerned. I woke up this morning and drank a glass of water and it has not decreased at all throughout the day.
Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Salar replied 8 years ago.
well to begin with you should see a doctor preferably stomach doctor .. you need a barium swallow or EGD to get to the diagnosis of it. it can be diffuse esophageal spasm .also important to rule out heart issues though less likely at your age, see the link for details <br /> <br /><a href="http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/difficulty-swallowing/DS00523/DSECTION=causes" target="_blank">http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/difficulty-swallowing/DS00523/DSECTION=causes</a>
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