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how can your stomach cause you to have pain and pressure in your chest around your heart area?

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Dr. Gary Gottlieb
47 years experience Internal Medicine
Location, location: Both the esophagus and stomach are located very close to the heart and therefore symptoms of gastroesophageal reflux (gerd) and peptic ulcer disease (PUD) may often appear in the chest. Gallbladder inflammation and esophageal spasm can also cause chest pain. Heart disease, pulmonary emboli, and pleurisy should be ruled out before looking for gastrointestinal causes.
Answered on Jun 10, 2014
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