A 29-year-old female asked:
Can gas in chest mimic skipping heartbeat? will burped afterwards.i have gerd and 36weeks pregnant.had ekg result is normal. is this just part of gerd
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General Surgery 32 years experience
Could be: Pregnancy is certainly well known to cause or make gerd worse. Amongst the symtoms of gerd is reflux if gas, or belching. Whether or not this mimicks a skipped heartbeat is less certain, because that sensation is highly subjective. Hope this helps, and good luck with the remainder of the pregnancy.
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