What Are the Symptoms of Esophageal Spasms?

Q:
What Are the Symptoms of Esophageal Spasms?

A:
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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