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Can acid reflux cause upper back and rib pain?

Can acid reflux cause upper back and rib pain?

Hard to say: That distribution is not typical, but pain can refer to different areas in different people. ...Read more

Dr. Neigatha Graney
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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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Can acid reflux cause burning pains in stomach and trouble breathing?

Can acid reflux cause burning pains in stomach and trouble breathing?

Yes: Acid reflux can cause these symptoms but many other issues can as well. You should see your doctor for further evaluation. In the meantime, you can start an over-the-counter reflux medication. ...Read more

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Throbbing tight neck, palpitations and stomach and chest pain. Can GERD cause this?

Throbbing tight neck, palpitations and stomach and chest pain. Can GERD cause this?

Possible: These symptoms can be attributed to GERD but there can be other causes too like angina , heart valve problems . Good to consult with a doctor. ...Read more

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Can GERD cause jaw and back pain?

Can GERD cause jaw and back pain?

Possibly: Depending upon the severity of the symptoms and how you react, it may be possible to suffer secondary muscular discomfort. ...Read more

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Can silent reflux/acid reflux cause upper back pain in the spine.

Can silent reflux/acid reflux   cause upper back pain in the spine.

Atypically, maybe?: What response in your back pain have you noticed when taking Prilosec or omeprazole (the drugs you have listed in your profile)? ...Read more

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Can erosion of esophagus cause chest pain and throat pain?

Can erosion of esophagus cause chest pain and throat pain?

Yes: Dana, GERD can cause both of those symptoms. If you have issues, avoid spicy or fatty foods, alcohol, and caffeine. Try ranitidine or famotidine. If your symptoms get worse or don't resolve, please see your doctor. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Can acid reflux cause stabbing shoulder blade and jaw pain?

It could be but: Also get evaluated asap for a heart and gallbladder condition. Take care! ...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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Can acid reflux cause right armpit pain?

Can acid reflux cause right armpit pain?

Not that I know of-: -it is frequently referred to the back, but not armpit. If it does it again take a liquid antacid, if it goes away or helps a lot you have your answer. ...Read more

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Can heartburn or acid reflux cause pain in the left arm and upper left shoulder blade?

See your doctor. : Heartburn and acid reflux can cause left arm and shoulder pain. However heart conditions can also do this. If you have a personal or family history of heart disease you need to see a doctor. You may also develop an ulcer with moderate alcohol use. ...Read more

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Can anxiety cause back pain and indigestion?

Can anxiety cause back pain and indigestion?

Anxiety: Anxious people get tense and this can cause muscular back pain. Indigestion is quite common also as there is a delay in gastric emptying in high anxiety along with an increase in acid production. ...Read more

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Would anxiety or acid reflux cause pain in between the ribs and chest?

Both Can - but: Either could cause the pain you describe as well as could lifting heavy objects, coughing a lot, or any number of things. You don't say if the pain is constant, has lasted minutes or months, is disabling, etc. So it is not possible to tell you for sure what the issue is. If you are greatly concerned, you need to have it checked out unless it was just one or 2 small twinges that have passed. ...Read more

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Does acid reflux cause upper burning back pain?

It may.: The esophagus is a fairly posterior structure within your chest cavity. Many with acid reflux will feel burning between their shoulder blades in addition to or instead of under their breast bone. If antacid or famotidine or Omeprazole quiets the back "burning", then there is your answer. ...Read more

Dr. Donald Alves
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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. Charles Cattano
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Heartburn (Definition)

Burning pain or irritation in the upper stomach or lower chest. May be worse on lying down, and is ...Read more