It appears you have not yet Signed Up with our community. To Sign Up for free, please click here....

Acid Reflux / GERD Message Board
Post New Thread   Closed Thread
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 05-21-2009, 11:21 AM   #1
Senior Member
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: USA
Posts: 112
karate_mom HB User
Swallowing food hurts in my chest

Does anyone know why the chest hurts when food isgoing down? I am doing ok, as far as the GERD, and very little heartburn, but I have had bad foods, like hot sauce, collard greens, etc. I think I have a hiatal hernia. I feel like when I swallow the food, it takes longer than normal to go down. It kind of hurts. I am EXTREMELY filled with anxiety lately, due to alot of stress from taking care of my dad who has alzheimer's. Does anyone have this problem?

Thanks for you input!

(I have never had scope.....dr. guessed I had gerd, or dyspepsia.

Last edited by karate_mom; 05-21-2009 at 02:04 PM. Reason: The chest hurts, not the food. Ooops

Sponsors Lightbulb
Old 05-21-2009, 11:52 AM   #2
Junior Member
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: no
Posts: 14
LindaSueBob HB User
Re: Food hurts in my chest when going down

Hi, this is one of my problems as well. I have had heartburn too for about ten years. Finally they did a hida scan for gall bladder and I ended up at 17% so they are taking out my gall baldder. Surgeon said to do a bravo capsule and Esophagogastroduodenoscopy or EGD as well. So I just got the results today. My DeMeester or Demeester score is 51.8 and normal is 14.72 so they are also going to do a fundoplication at the same time. I hear recovery is going to be awful as I am having both at the same time, the laparoscopic cholecystectomy and the fundoplication. Maybe your Doctor needs to do the bravo capsule test. I do have a hiatal hernia as well which contributes to the gerd and awful feeling when swallowing. The bravo capsule was quick and under sedation. It felt like I was being stabbed tho every time I swallowed food, it hurt like heck. I sure knew when it fell off. Good luck with it.

Closed Thread

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Board Replies Last Post
Chest that hurts or feels sore in the morning StaciL320 Heart Disorders 11 11-13-2010 06:33 AM
drinking liquids hurts in area of heart donna_sue4 General Health 1 06-14-2009 08:14 PM
my food is stuck in my chest,how do i get it i can breath. annayarrell1 Acid Reflux / GERD 3 11-30-2008 07:22 PM
What kinds of foods can you eat when food stays stuck in your throat/ lourdes3250 Acid Reflux / GERD 12 09-17-2008 04:20 PM
Doctor told me "food sticking in chest" is my IBS??? junior26 Dysphagia 4 03-31-2008 01:17 PM
LP reflux and food impaction - anyone else? rdawg6198 Acid Reflux / GERD 4 12-25-2007 04:37 PM
Food Getting Stuck Hamilton92 Digestive Disorders 4 01-02-2007 11:11 AM
Chest Pain summerbabes1984 General Health 5 11-15-2006 03:00 AM
IBS - 10 Years - Now on Raw Food Diet - Cant Manage . Going Mad minded Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) 7 12-31-2004 01:17 AM

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Sign Up Today!

Ask our community of thousands of members your health questions, and learn from others experiences. Join the conversation!

I want my free account

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 11:27 AM.

Site owned and operated by HealthBoards.comô
Terms of Use © 1998-2015 HealthBoards.comô All rights reserved.
Do not copy or redistribute in any form!