A member 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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Dr. David Earle answered

Specializes in General Surgery

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.

Answered Jan 25, 2014



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