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Default Quick swallowing question for those who have a diagnosis...

Does anyone experience pain while swallowing? Lately, I have been experiencing pain when I swallow food behind my sternum and it lingers awhile. It doesn't feel anything like heartburn. Have any of you experienced this when you started having swallowing difficulties. I don't have any difficulty moving food or liquids down. It is just a burning sensation when I swallow solids. Anyone else have this? Thanks.
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Michelle, I never have had any pain at all associated with eating (well except for that pancake eating contest in high school ). It just became harder to swallow, not more painful.
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No pain... you probably could get answers from a gastroenterologist.
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Michelle,
GERD(reflux), hiatal hernia, or erosive esophagitis potentially can cause pain on swallowing without actual heartburn. Time to see GI specialist, mean time exclude acidic foods(coffee, OJ, mints...) and a trial of OTC Gaviscon, or Gelusil might be helpful. Erica
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Pancake eating contest in high school...

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rhythman, thanks but I am just the SA apprentice!
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