Posted by: Basy | 2009/04/14

Upper back pain when I swallow

I have been having this deep pain everytime I swallow solid food. it started on monday and still continues today (tuesday).
the pain lasts for a second or 2. I can almost feel it on my chest as well (thought not much).
I still feel it even when I am not swallowing. just a bit.

I thought it could be a back muscle but then I haven' t done anything in the past 2days that could have hurt my back.
went to gym on Saturday though.

is this something serious or will it go away by itself?

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Dear Basy
Rather let your doctor have a look, you may need to go for a scope to see if you have an injury or ulcer of the esophagus if he can see nothing with a normal examination. It can in rare cases be a sign of cancer so rather be safe than sorry.
Dr Bets

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