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A 26-year-old female asked:

I have a history of heartburn and gerd and recently have been having much increased heartburn/substernal pain while straining for a bowel movement.

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Dr. Matt Wachsman
A Verified Doctoranswered
Internal Medicine 38 years experience
Yeah that happens: hiatal hernia is incredibly common and increased abdominal pressure will causse stuff to go up the esophagus and irritate it.
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