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My chest hurts when I drink cold water. Under my sternum, warm water doesn't bother me, or food or anything else.
Dr B :
This may be an esophageal spasm triggered by the cold water you drink
When did it start?
This is likely to subside with time, it may take a few weeks (2-3)
In the mean time you should avoid the cold beverages
Do you smoke or drink?
Good, it is possible something you ate created a small tear or irritation.
No, you would not
Many times the only symptom is pain from your esophagus.
If it persists beyond 2 weeks from today, then you should see your doctor, he will be able to prescribe medication that will stop the pain.
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