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Do I need to see a doctor for reaccuring heartburn?

Do I need to see a doctor for reaccuring heartburn?

Yes: Persistent heartburn can lead to changes in your esophagus called barretts esophagus. This can have long term repercussions! ...Read more

Dr. Charles Cattano
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Heartburn (Definition)

When acid and peptic juices reflux into the esophagus, one might have the sensation of burning or pain under the breast bone. It can radiate up to the throat and down to the region of the solar plexus. Some may describe it as bad 'indigestion' and others may feel like they are ...Read more


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I suffer from heartburn. I've been having spells where i cough and vomit blood.What can cuz this? Do i need to see a doctor? I'm 40 yrs old. It's happening more of

Hello. : Hello. Sometimes people can cough out bits of blood. However, if you are vomiting blood this needs to be evaluated. It could be due to inflammation or a small tear in your esophagus or due to an ulcer (amongst other things). You really won't know until you have been medically evaluated. ...Read more

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I have constant heartburn for several months all day weather or not im eating. Since the loss of a job i cant see a doctor.what could be causing it?

I have constant heartburn for several months all day weather or not im eating. Since the loss of a job i cant see a doctor.what could be causing it?

Stress alcohol: stress and alcohol are two possible causes. There are also infections like H pylori that can cause heartburn and ulcers. Is it possible to see a doctor thru a clinic situation? I encourage you to have your heartburn evaluated. Best to you. ...Read more

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I have heartburn almost every day unless i take my daily Prilosec otc. I haven't seen a doc for it yet. Should i see about an endoscopy?

I have heartburn almost every day unless i take my daily Prilosec otc.  I haven't seen a doc for it yet.  Should i see about an endoscopy?

Consider one: Perhaps, you are eating and drinking something that precipitate your heartburn- caffeinated drinks, alcohol, spicy foods, energy drinks. This could be the reason why you have continuous heartburn despite taking prilosec. Cut down on intake of these. Be tested for h pylori anitbody. In addition to prolosec, you may take ad if your symptoms are getting worse, consider having an endoscopy. ...Read more

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If I have had stomach pain, heartburn and watery stool for almost a week should I continue to treat at home or go see a doctor?

If I have had stomach pain, heartburn and watery stool for almost a week should I continue to treat at home or go see a doctor?

Yes: The fact that its now going on for a week, its time to see your doctor. You want to make sure there's no ulcer or other issues that need to be assessed. ...Read more

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When should I see my personal physician or a specialist for my heartburns?

Heartburn or Heart?: Heartburn or acid reflux is usually a burning sensation in the middle of the chest which occurs after eating, especially spicy foods or maybe when you lay down in bed at night. Similar burning pains in the middle of the chest might be signs of a heart blockage or heart attack. If these burning pains come on with exertion or move into your shoulder or arm call your doctor immediately. ...Read more

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Dr. Angelina Postoev
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Indigestion (Definition)

Indigestion is also known as Heartburn. Indigestion is a feeling of discomfort in the upper belly (abdomen) during or right after a meal. It may present as a feeling of uncomfortable ...Read more