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chest and back pain, swallow a lot, due to excess fluid

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I woke up early one morning about a month ago with severe chest pain that last only a minute or so, Then pain radiated into my shoulders, upper back and neck. Since then, I have had heartburn that radiates thru my upper back on a daily basis. I did see a Dr. an EKG was done and was fine. They put me on protonix but I have had no relief. I have even added zantac a few times trying to get relief, but with no relief. Even now, on an empty stomach I have chest and back pain. I do feel a like I have to swallow a lot, due to excess fluid in the back of my throat. I do not have any burning in my throat, or acid that actually comes up into my mouth, it's more like excess saliva in the back of my throat. I am concerned especially since I had breast cancer 3 yrs. ago and it was 6cm and triple negative. I did chemo and radiation and surgery. Could this be related or even gallbladder issues? Any advice?

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replied October 10th, 2011
Acid Reflux Answer A27553

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According to the symptoms described by you it does not seem to be related to breast cancer and possibility of excess acid being refluxed back or kidney/gall bladder issue can be suspected.If Protinox is not helping you then consider getting a USG scan done which would help in ruling out the cause.Kidney stones can also cause pain in shoulders and back.
You can visit a Physician and request for a Complete Blood work up along with USG scan so that a precise diagnosis can be made.Meanwhile drink lots of water and avoid spicy,fatty food intake.Have small meals frequently.
Take care!

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