What digestive disorders can cause chest pain?

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Stefano Sdringola-Maranga, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
Digestive disorders that can cause chest pain include:
  • Heartburn. This painful, burning sensation behind the breastbone occurs when stomach acid washes up from the stomach into the esophagus, the tube that connects the throat to the stomach.
  • Swallowing disorders. Disorders of the esophagus can make swallowing difficult and even painful.
  • Gallbladder or pancreas problems. Gallstones or inflammation of the gallbladder or pancreas can cause abdominal pain that radiates to the chest.

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