I have sharp pain about 2 to 3 seconds after I swallow well chewed food at what feels like the very bottom of my esophagus. No matter what I am eating it appears to be the same. I drink allot of water and the pain subsides. It is only for about 3-5 seconds then it is as if I have no problems at all. I then take the next mouthful and have the same experience again. I am pain free unless I am eating. I am suffering from a cold at the moment and do not know if that has any influence?
Pain while swallowing is called odynophagia. It is due to inflammation of esophagus which may result from acid reflux or infections.
An upper GI endoscopy would be helpful in these circumstances.
Since acid reflux is more common, consider taking PPI for relief of symptoms.
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