I have been having chest pain while swallowing food for the last
couple of months now. It's a dull pain that occurs on the right
side of the chest with every swallow. The doctor can't seem to
figure out what the problem is. Chest x-ray doesn't show
anything unusual. Zantac doesn't help. My bowel movement is
regular except now I've passing a lot more stool than usual. It's
like malabsorption or something since I also lost like 5 lbs in
the last couple of months. My question is what I shoulddo next. I
have seen a gastro doctor, should I be seeing another kind
Thank you for your time.
I would talk to the gastroenterologist about the possibility of ordering additional tests to assess your swallowing including a movie of the esophageal function during swallowing. If your problem is an esophageal dysmotility, this may be the best way to make the diagnosis.
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