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36 M with no fam his Echo stress in Jan, lipids, BP fine. No diabetes. Acid reflux. Get sharp chest pain for a sec. Is test enough to rule out cardiac?

36 M with no fam his Echo stress in Jan, lipids, BP fine. No diabetes. Acid reflux. Get sharp chest pain for a sec. Is test enough to rule out cardiac?

Cardiac Pain: Is rarely sharp or brief. More usually it is dull and lasting like a toothache. Sharp brief chest pains are usually musculoskeletal (related to your muscles and bones.) A stress Echo is a reliable test to exclude cardiac issues. ...Read more

Dr. Julie Abbott
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Acid Reflux (Definition)

Technically called GERD, acid reflux is the presence of acidic stomach contents in the esophagus. The acid irritates the esophagus causing heartburn symptoms. The regurgitation or reflux can vary greatly as can the symptoms. Blocking stomach acid with medications can alleviate the burning but medication cannot stop the reflux. Complicated GERD requires surgical treatment ...Read more


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I experienced a dull chest pain that woke me up late last night. It briefly became a sharp pain then subsided. I do have acid reflux and have been t?

Gerd ur age?: If you are less than 30 then it is ok you should take some take some antacids do not eat four hours before you go to bed and elevate your head while sleeping and if you are overweight lose weight and do not take a caffeinated or carbonated drinks and eat small portions if you are above 40 do EKG and get a treadmill test done thank you ...Read more

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Had EKG it was fine that's three this year question is what could cause my chest pain it's sharp pain stabbing could it be my acid reflux or aniexty?

Had EKG it was fine that's three this year question is what could cause my chest pain it's sharp pain stabbing could it be my acid reflux or aniexty?

? musculoskeletal: Chest pain in a 22 yo is rarely causec by heart problems ; the normal ekg's suggest your heart is fine. Reflux or anxiety can cause chest pain that is usually squeezing or a pressure/tightness.
Sharp stabbing pain makes me suspect a musculoskeletal cause. Consider seeing an osteopath who does manipulation or a good chiropractor- see http://bit. Ly/1kgd0xp
acupuncture or homeopathy may also help. ...Read more

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Chest pain in the middle of chest like at breastbone is this acid reflux?

Could be.: There are many causes for pain like this, and it's not possible to determine the exact cause without an exam and maybe some tests. Most causes are benign and resolve without specific treatment. You might want to try an over the counter acid blocker (omeprazole or ranitidine are examples) and see if you get relief, and if not consult a physician if the pain persists. ...Read more

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Can acid reflux give you chest pain that also is in your back? No other signs of symptoms. It is accompanied by good coming back up.

Can acid reflux give you chest pain that also is in your back? No other signs of symptoms. It is accompanied by good coming back up.

Esophagus: GERD causes heartburn and sour eructations but spasm of the esophagus is what causes upper midback discomfort as well as pain in the front of the chest. Prilosec type medications relieve the acid reflux symptoms, but an esophageal spasm may be helped by drinking a glass of water. A gastroenterologist is best qualified to advise you about these symptoms. ...Read more

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I am suffering from acid reflux from past two weeks. I am unable to take a long deep breath nd chest pain, I am taking lexuride nd nexpro 40.Plz help.

I am not so sure: What the medication you mentioned are. Do you mean lexapro (escitalopram). Medication like Lexapro (escitalopram) can upset stomach and causes some distress in the initial stage but will ease up later on. You may try over the counter Omeprazole, peptobismol. If symptoms persist, please see your doc. ...Read more

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Can severe acid reflux cause center chest pain? It hurts bad for a few seconds, goes away for a while then comes back. I had coffee this morning. Never do

Can severe acid reflux cause center chest pain? It hurts bad for a few seconds, goes away for a while then comes back. I had coffee this morning. Never do

Absolutely: Absolutely yes. Classically, acid reflux causes a burning sensation in the center of your chest which is sometimes worsened with certain foods and positional changes. Rarely, you may experience a sour taste at the back of your tongue. Coffee is a common cause of acid reflux. ...Read more

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I have been diagnosed with acid reflux after having chest pain?

Common: When chest pain is not cardiac in etiology, gerd is commonly considered a possible etiology and a empiric trial of ppi is reasonable. ...Read more

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What can I do to get rid of acid reflux chest pain?

What can I do to get rid of acid reflux chest pain?

Many many treatments: Elevated the head of your bed. Don't eat for 4 hours before going to bed. Liquid antacids like mylanta help. Chewable tablets like Tums (calcium carbonate) and rolaids are convenient. Histamine 2 blockers like ranitidine or Famotidine are available over the counter. Proton pump inhibitors like Omeprazole are also available otc. If these don't work, you'll need to see your doctor. ...Read more

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Right side chest pain that comes and goes it feels tight hurts a little but then goes away. No other pain but very bad acid reflux?

Right side chest pain that comes and goes it feels tight hurts a little but then goes away. No other pain but very bad acid reflux?

Inflammed food pipe: It may very well be inflammation of your esophagus causing you chest pain. I'd advise you to to change your diet to non-spicy diet and avoid caffeine, tomato sauce and sour foods. Try taking Zantac (ranitidine) when you feel the reflux symptoms and you made need something a little stronger that a doctor can prescribe for you. Also avoid eating late and large meals. It it doesn't ease up, see your doc soon! ...Read more

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These Past couple days I've been having chest pain which is caused by my acid reflux but I read online that it could be GERD I just?

CHEST PAIN: 'Reflux' = GERD (Gastro-Esophageal REFULX Disease. Going simply by your age and known history of reflux, your next step is to follow up with your primary care provider or gastroenterologist. ...Read more

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What's the difference between acid reflux and erosive acid reflux? I usually get chest pain if I don't eat within an hour of taking prilosec.

What's the difference between acid reflux and erosive acid reflux? I usually get chest pain if I don't eat within an hour of taking prilosec.

GERD: Acid reflux is the term describing spillage of stomach acid into the esophagus. Erosive acid reflux is spillage associated with superficial esophageal lining breaks (erosions). Erosive acid reflux may lead to ulcers that are deeper lesions that can cause pain and difficulty with food digestion. Erosions may be painful as well. ...Read more

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I have chest pain and the doctor said I have acid reflux but asked only a couple questions so I'm still worried. What are some symptoms for acid reflu?

Heart burn: Acid reflux causes irritation/inflammation of the esophagus. Typically this is experienced as "heartburn". This symptom often follows a meal and is usually quickly relieved by antacid medication like Tums (calcium carbonate) or Rolaids or by drinking water. Chest pain due to acid reflux is not brought on by exertion. Chest pain from heart disease is often brought on by exertion and not relieved quickly with TUMS (calcium carbonate) ...Read more

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Can a chest pain brought by acid reflux radiate to neck and ears, causing spasms and pressures?

Can a chest pain brought by acid reflux radiate to neck and ears, causing spasms and pressures?

Easy to Fix it: Take a good antacid for a few days. This should make the pain from acidity go away. If the pain persists, then it is not related to acid reflux. In that case you should go see a ENT doctor.
As for antacids, you might have a favorite but I can suggest that you take either Pepcid (Famotidine) or Prilosec. Take it daily for one week. The acid reflux-pain goes away within 24 hours. ...Read more

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Acid reflux? I drank soda for the first time in months, then woke up with chest pain on the right side and towards the middle. It's tender to touch.

Acid reflux? I drank soda for the first time in months, then woke up with chest pain on the right side and towards the middle. It's tender to touch.

Unlikely reflux: If truly tender to touch, unlikely reflux. Although, could have reflux and another condition causing the right-sided tenderness when you touch. If symptoms worsen or persist, please see your doctor. ...Read more

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Suffering from acid reflux for 1 wk. Was put on protonix (pantoprazole) 4 days ago but havnt felt relief from chest pain/burning. When will the medicine take affect?

Suffering from acid reflux for 1 wk. Was put on protonix (pantoprazole) 4 days ago but havnt felt relief from chest pain/burning. When will the medicine take affect?

Give time to heal.: Protonix (pantoprazole) is a very effective drug and works from the very first day in blocking the acid production, The burning is usually from the damage to the lining of the esophagus (The food pipe). This damage takes about a week or little longer to heal. Please continue taking Protonix (pantoprazole) and give some time. ...Read more

Dr. Janice Alexander
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Reflux (Definition)

Acid reflux is defined as the presence of acidic gastric contents in the esophagus causing irritation. It's cause is blamed on the a lax gastroesophageal shpincter that permits usch regurgitation. Vesicoureteral reflux is regurgitation (backing up) of urine in the bladder into the ureter ...Read more


Dr. Gutti Rao
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Chest Pain (Definition)

The chest resides between the neck & abdomen. Chest pain refers to ...Read more