Sharp Pain In The Middle Of My Chest. It Only Hurts When I Swallow

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Definition

Swallowing pain refers to pain while swallowing, which may be felt high in the neck or lower down behind the breastbone. It is most often a strong feeling of uncomfortable squeezing and burning, and may be a symptom of a serious disorder.

See also: Swallowing difficulty


Alternative Names

Swallowing - pain or burning; Odynophagia; Burning feeling when swallowing


Considerations

Swallowing is a complex act that involves the mouth, throat area, and esophagus (the...

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