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icebread | 20:02 Fri 21st May 2010 | Food & Drink
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i had one of those crushed ice drinks I took a big gulp and a pain in my chest started and was the worst pain i think i ever had.Im sure It was the ice that caused it but i wondered wot it was that the ice had done to cause the pain? m.57years. Thank you for your time.

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Read the section headed 'In the esophagus' in this Wikipedia article about peristalsis:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peristalsis

That shows what's meant to happen when you swallow something. However this 1981 study (by Meyer & Castell) found that the muscular 'waves' in your oesophagus, which should push food and liquids along it, can be...
20:14 Fri 21st May 2010
I would suggest that you call a paramedic...and quite quickly.
Read the section headed 'In the esophagus' in this Wikipedia article about peristalsis:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peristalsis

That shows what's meant to happen when you swallow something. However this 1981 study (by Meyer & Castell) found that the muscular 'waves' in your oesophagus, which should push food and liquids along it, can be brought to a halt when you swallow cold liquids, resulting in pain:
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/7288992

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