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can acid reflux cause back and chest pain

A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Finkelstein
36 years experience in Internal Medicine
Reflux: Acid reflux can mimic cardiac chest pain and it is from irritation of the esophagus so stop your coffee cigarettes if you smoke and take an antacid if ... Read More

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A 55-year-old male asked:
Dr. Laurence Badgley
52 years experience in General Practice
Yes: The common name for this is "heartburn", and antacids can ameliorate. A male your age should be evaluated with a cardiac stress test to rule out coro ... Read More
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A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience in Internal Medicine
Esophagus: GERD causes heartburn and sour eructations but spasm of the esophagus is what causes upper midback discomfort as well as pain in the front of the ches ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Christopher Conti
Specializes in Emergency Medicine
CHEST PAIN: 'Reflux' = GERD (Gastro-Esophageal REFULX Disease. Going simply by your age and known history of reflux, your next step is to follow up with your pri ... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Corinne Deurdulian
21 years experience in Radiology
Hard to say: That distribution is not typical, but pain can refer to different areas in different people.
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jay Bradley
17 years experience in LASIK Surgery
Yes: Acid reflux can cause these symptoms but many other issues can as well. You should see your doctor for further evaluation. In the meantime, you can ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Matt Wachsman
35 years experience in Internal Medicine
Well yes....: without an exam, I can only give general information, so I cant say it IS causing that (panic attacks, maybe mitral valve prolapse, ulcer disease with ... Read More
A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Bassman
44 years experience in Dentistry
Possibly: Depending upon the severity of the symptoms and how you react, it may be possible to suffer secondary muscular discomfort.
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
38 years experience in Gastroenterology
Atypically, maybe?: What response in your back pain have you noticed when taking Prilosec or omeprazole (the drugs you have listed in your profile)?
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
31 years experience in Family Medicine
Yes: Acid reflux can be associated with back pain. Esecially in the thoracic area.
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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Fink
38 years experience in Family Medicine
Yes: Erosive esophagitis and acid reflux can cause chest pain, it's probably the reflux causing the throat pain. I see that you're already taking a potent ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edwin Perez
18 years experience in Pain Management
Pain: No. Two completely different problems.
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A 63-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
35 years experience in Pain Management
Cardiac work-up: Is warranted. Cardiac pain most commonly radiates to the left arm, shoulder, neck, and face. In rare instances, angina pectoris may present as a jaw p ... Read More
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience in Medical Oncology
Easy to Fix it: Take a good antacid for a few days. This should make the pain from acidity go away. If the pain persists, then it is not related to acid reflux. In t ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Ihle
53 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Not that I know of-: -it is frequently referred to the back, but not armpit. If it does it again take a liquid antacid, if it goes away or helps a lot you have your answer ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Chang
20 years experience in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
I don't think so: I can't really see a link.
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jill Valerius
22 years experience in Integrative Medicine
See your doctor. : Heartburn and acid reflux can cause left arm and shoulder pain. However heart conditions can also do this. If you have a personal or family history o ... Read More
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Romanth Waghmarae
38 years experience in Pain Management
Anxiety: Anxious people get tense and this can cause muscular back pain. Indigestion is quite common also as there is a delay in gastric emptying in high anxie ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Michalski
35 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Acid reflux: Simple answer: "yes." but there are many causes of pain in that region.
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Satinover
38 years experience in Psychiatry
Chest pain: Chest pain can be caused by anxiety and it can also be caused by acid reflux. Worries about what the pain is may make it feel (or actually become) wor ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jared Adams
10 years experience in General Practice
Yes: Did you eat glass?
A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Budd
41 years experience in Internal Medicine
It may.: The esophagus is a fairly posterior structure within your chest cavity. Many with acid reflux will feel burning between their shoulder blades in addi ... Read More
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A 69-year-old male asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
55 years experience in General Surgery
Yes: Esophageal pain, gastro reflux, is chest pain.
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