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Chest pain while swallowing food during pregnancy

Im 18 weeks pregnant with my first child and have been experiencing acidity for the past 2-3 weeks now. I have been burping constantly and although i do not have any 'acid-reflux' back into my throat, i do feel a slight chest pain when i swallow food. I can feel the lump of food moving slowly down my throat and then experience pain in the middle of my chest as the food is moving further down. I feel very uncomfortable and have a heaviness in the chest at that time. Please advise.
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Try taking zantac, my dr said it's an over the counter medicine you can take for reflux and indigestion. Our if you have some tums too can try that also. It sounds like your might have indigestion but maybe give your dr a call to have them check it out
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It is also normal during this stage of pregnancy to feel tightness in your chest due to the baby starting to push on your diaphragm and all of your organs moving around to rearrange for space
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Thanks all. I was quite worried. FTM :-)
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