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27 yr. old female with chest pain on left side for over a month. had stress test & ultrasound & found out i have a healthy heart. could it be gerd without heartburn or any other symptoms? just today it began to hurt as i breath deep or move my arm?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 48 years experience
The location of the stomach entrance where GERD symptoms are most prominent is just to the left of and behind the heart. The pattern of symptoms can vary with the patient. For some the pain is dull and constant, for some it is random and biting Reducing caffeine intake/nicotine or laying down after meals can improve symptoms.
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Last updated Sep 7, 2022


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