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A 40-year-old member asked:

How can you tell the difference between having heartburn pain and angina pain?

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Dr. Charles Cattano
Gastroenterology 40 years experience
GERD vs heart pain: If in doubt, seek medical attention. Esophagus pain can easily be confused with heart pain, there can be overlap, &/or the symptoms can occur together or be meal-associated. Symptoms that respond to antacids however are more likely peptic (acid-related). On the other hand, get to er as soon as possible if accompanying shortness of breath, pain radiating to the left arm or jaw, exertional symptoms.
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Dr. Jason Hemming
Gastroenterology 18 years experience
Doctor evaluate : A doctor a can usually differentiate the two, so go get evaluated.
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How can you tell the difference between chest pain, heartburn, angina?

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Dr. Maureen Mays
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See your doctor: When you have pain between the neck and upper belly, there are many things that can be the cause. Go to and emergency department or call you doctor if you have pain that is concerning to you. We'd rather tell you it's nothing than have you drop dead because you didn't get help.
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