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Can Acid Reflux Cause Chest Pain On Left Side
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
Maybe.: Pain anywhere in the abdomen, can cause referred pain to the back and shoulders even! If the pain occurs only with movement, it is more likely to be due to sprain or strain of muscles or ligaments. Any pain, if it lasts longer than a few days or is severe, needs to be checked out. ...Read more
Can stress cause nausea, breathing problems, chest pain and discomfort, pain under ribs on right side, chronic heartburn, and mid to low back pain?
Many, many things: That being said, ruling out cardiac is the most important thing to do. After that, it could be any number of internal issues, intercostal muscle spasms, reflux, pancreatitis, ulcers, lung issues. If its going all the way through from front to back, this is one of those areas you should have checked out just to be safe rather than assuming its a musculoskeletal issue. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
RUQ pain off and on. No gallbladder. Have GERD/acid reflux. Could GERD cause pain slightly to right of middle of chest?
Costochondritis : It depends which costochondral junction is involved, also the position you are lying---- in other words yes it can. ...Read more
Ribs, lung: It sounds as if you have had detailed cardiac testing and all normal. Sharp chest pain can be from rib or muscle in chest wall, an irritated surface nerve or from the lung or lining of the lung (the pleura). You can get chest pain from the esophagus, but less likely to be sharp and more likely in the center. ...Read more
See physician: Usual causes of pain are trauma, musculosketal bruise , fx, or muscular strain.Inflammation in anterior cartilage so called costochondritis( (viral or traumatic) can cause pain which reproduce by pushing on the involved cartilage in the front of the rib cage.Left chest pain historically associated with heart and gastrointestinal reflux.If continues see physician for examination and workup. ...Read more
Hx of pericarditis. Now having chest pain. Can lay on left side though uncomfortable,but lying on RT side causes severe pain in middle. Ideas?
Call 911 !!!: The best idea. Pain in your chest is a serious medical condition. It is always a red flag and you must call 911 now. ...Read more
What could cause body weakness episodes. Along with chronic upper back/chest pain on left side. And heartburn/upper stomache pain. Symptoms related?
Can G.E reflux cause pain in chest on left side? I have chest pain on left side while making movement & whatever I eat or drink burps start.wht it is?
Yes, but: GERD can cause left sided pain, but not pain with movement which sounds muscular. On the other hand, burping with meals means you're swallowing air ("aerophagia") which can be a symptom of irritation in your GI tract or just of stress. So, you have more than one issue going on, sir. ...Read more
What can chest pain at bottom of left side to middle of rib cage with stomic tightining history of alcers and acid reflux?
Coule be a recurrent: Ulcer - see yoru family doctor or gastroenterologist. ...Read more
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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.
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Diagnosed with acid reflux due to stress. I am on 0mez 20 and bavispaz. I get burning between my breasts and chest pain in left upper abdomin. Normal?
Can acid reflux be associated with neck/shoulder/arm/elbow and stabbing/dull chest pain on both sides of the body?
Upper left chest pain, near cbone and shoulder. Had for couple days. Left arm also tingles. Also bad belching/acid reflux. Related and suggestions?
Can gas get stuck in your esophagus and cause it to expand and cause chest pain? Or is this acid reflux all test done on heart & nothing is wrong.
Absolutely: food and air can get stuck going down esophagus, and cause a severe chest pain that is relieved by burping or swallowing something. Also reflux of stomach acid into esophagus can cause a burning chest pain that is usually relieved with antacids. Esophageal spasm causes severe chest pain, it is usually provoked by severe reflux. Check out my website http://CardioGauge.com for heart health education ...Read more
Yelling or speaking fast and loud cause coughing could this be a symptom of acid reflux? Also chest pain and a wierd stomach burn especially when hungry
I think: "yelling or speaking fast/loud" could precipitate throat irritation and a cough; there's nothing about that that would suggest acid reflux. However, the second set of symptoms...chest pain and "weird stomach burn" could definitely be related to reflux. Would be ok to restrict acid foods (fried food, alcohol, high fat meat/dairy products, caffeine) and try OTC anti-acids for 7-10 days. Then to Doc! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
GP sent me home with an RX for Prevacid (lansoprazole) for persistent chest pain, no questions asked. Can acid reflux also lead to soreness in the left arm/shoulder?
Yes, but ask questio: Your GP should've asked questions or at least verified your symptoms, duration, & medical history to see what the likelihood is. Irritiation of the diaphragm from acid reflux in the stomach (or heart disease) can cause left arm / shoulder pain. However, is your family's tendency for heart attacks or reflux? Use HealthTap Prime if you don't get a satisfactory answer. Prevacid (lansoprazole) takes ~1 week to work. ...Read more
Is substernal/epigastric region chest pain caused by acid reflux for someone that has gerd but does not feel burning or bitter taste with pain always?
If my chest pain, nape pain, stomach ache and bitter taste responded to Mefracid, does this mean that the cause of my chest pain is acid reflux?
Probably but not alw: Just pain is very misleading symptom and don't assume that it is nothing to worry about I have seen cases where the pain is typical for reflux and it turns out to be cardiac. If you have risk factors for heart disease like high blood pressure smoking diabetes high cholesterol and you have family history of premature heart disease then you should see your doctor ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
36 M with echo stress clear, acid reflux several EKG Chest pain left one point My doc says anxiety, but scared of heart attack Miserable for last 12 m?
Anxiety: I'd suggest sitting down with your Dr. and discussing your concerns. If getting reassured that you are at low risk doesn't help, then you likely need professional psychiatric help. ...Read more
Hi I have chest pain but it's fealing a bit better. The docter told me that I have acid reflux but only asked a some questions. So what are symptoms.
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
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
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
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