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Severe Chest and Throat Pains

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  • Posted By: Synikal
  • January 17, 2008
  • 03:07 AM

I'm a 17 yr old male 6'2 190 lbs. For about a month now I've this pain in my throat that feels almost like I'm being stabbed. On top of that recently I've been having chest pains mainly on the right side along with the throat pains (the same feeling). It makes it almost impossible to draw a deep breath. The pain is not constant, it usually comes in waves that'll last for about 5 to 10 minutes. I've been to countless doctors; had x-rays, blood tests, a CAT scan, and something where to put a camera down my throat, and everything has come up normal. I was wondering if anyone knew what could possibly be wrong. I'm tired of these doctors not being able to find the cause.

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  • Get tested for Hepatitis and Herpes.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • January 17, 2008
    • 04:57 AM
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  • Thanks any other theories or advice is appreciated
    Synikal 7 Replies
    • January 20, 2008
    • 04:08 AM
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  • i dont know if it's related or not, but i've been vomiting a lot lately too..it when i get the pain in my chest it makes me need to vomit and when i try to it makes the pain 10 times worse
    Synikal 7 Replies
    • January 20, 2008
    • 04:27 AM
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  • sounds neruological.is your gag reflex present? (get a mirror, open your mouth look at your uvula (the ball thingy in the back), touch the back of your tounge with a finger, you should see the uvula and soft palate rise evenly on both sides as your feel the need to throw up), this test the vagus nerve (pain in the throat/swallowing) and glosopharyngeal nerves (sensation to oropharynx)have you been working out your arms in an unusual manner? your phrenic nerve C3/4/5 is responsible for pain/breathing in your lungs and your lower trachea. could be pulled.some kind of pleuritis, although an X-ray/palpation would tell you if thats the case, minor autoimmune pleuritis could be less inflamatory than detectable on xrays.oh and you dont smoke do you?
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • January 20, 2008
    • 05:14 AM
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  • i've stopped working out within the past month when the pain started to occurand yes i've smoked since 15...usually 2 to 3 cigarettes a daymarijuana too...but not very often...maybe once or twice a monthi do remember the first time i had this pain was when i was under the influence...if that changes anything
    Synikal 7 Replies
    • January 20, 2008
    • 10:49 PM
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  • today i woke up and my left forearm was sore...it's been sore all day.....don't know if it's related just thought i'd throw that in there
    Synikal 7 Replies
    • January 22, 2008
    • 03:47 AM
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  • so over a month now and i can't get any diagnosis...the pain is still present...it seems to be in the chest and lower part of my throat now..it seems like burping kinda helps it some how...i dont know why though...today i started vommiting at work again and had to go home...im looking into thyroid cancer and it seems like im kind of having those symptoms...howevr if i since i had the CAT scan on my neck i shouldnt have to worry about that right?this is all very frustrating, and scary
    Synikal 7 Replies
    • January 30, 2008
    • 01:17 AM
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  • Go to a G.I. doctor. Have you been seen for GERD? Do you take any meds like Nexium? I've heard the pain pathways between the esophagus and the heart are close together and often mimic each other. Don't drink anymore beer for a while, and take this opportunity to quit smoking. If you reflux beer, it really hurts. Look up the GERD and follow all the little helpful hints for a while. See if these help. Also pumping iron is not recommended if you have reflux. The stomach acids are strong and can cause you lots of pain if they are refluxed back up the esophagus by abdominal pressure. Did you have an upper G.I. xray? (barium swallow).
    rad-skw 1605 Replies
    • January 30, 2008
    • 09:52 AM
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