Pain Or Discomfort And Pain When Swallowing

Last Editorial Review: 10/9/2020

Pain when swallowing can be related to problems with the digestive system such as heartburn, esophagitis, or hiatal hernia. Other conditions like fractured ribs, pulmonary embolism, and pleural effusion can also be associated with these symptoms. Herpesvirus infection is another possible cause. If you are experiencing troubling symptoms, speak with your doctor.

While the list below can be considered as a guide to educate yourself about these conditions, this is not a substitute for a diagnosis from a health care provider. There are many other medical conditions that also can be associated with your symptoms and signs. Here are a number of those from MedicineNet:

At MedicineNet, we believe it is important to take charge of your health through measures such as a living healthy lifestyle, practicing preventative medicine, following a nutrition plan, and getting regular exercise. Understanding your symptoms and signs and educating yourself about health conditions are also a part of living your healthiest life. The links above will provide you with more detailed information on these medical conditions to help you inform yourself about the causes and available treatments for these conditions.

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