What Are the Symptoms of Esophageal Spasms?

What Are the Symptoms of Esophageal Spasms?

Esophageal spasms are abnormal contractions of the muscles in the esophagus (food pipe). They can feel like sudden, severe chest pain that lasts from a few minutes to hours.

The signs and symptoms of esophageal spasms may include:

  • Squeezing pain in your chest. The pain is often intense, and you might mistake it for heart pain (angina).
  • Difficulty swallowing, sometimes related to swallowing specific substances, such as red wine or extremely hot or cold liquids.
  • A feeling of an object stuck in your throat.
  • The return of food and liquids back up your esophagus (regurgitation).


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