I am a male 65 years old. For the past two weeks, I have been experiencing pain and tightness in the upper stomach and chest, just above the sternum. The pain also sometimes radiates to my upper back. I have ruled out most causes (heart disease etc.) as this mainly occurs almost immediately after eating and sometimes after drinking a small amount of liquid. I do not have any difficulty swallowing, no diarhea no loss of appetite or any other symptoms. I know what heartburn is and this is quite different although antacids like pepcid seem to help, but not that much. Belching, when possible, also relieves the pressure. The pain usually goes away quickly, but can also linger for several hours. The pain is not all that severe, but it is cause for concern. I will be seeing my doctor for my annual checkup soon but need some ideas as to what it may be before that.
Thanks for anything you can suggest.