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Dr. David Earle
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Gerd (Definition)

It is normal to have some gastroesophageal reflux (ger). It becomes a disease( gerd) when it causes organ damage (imflammation of the esophagus, or barrett's esophagus), it has a significant negative impact on your life, or requires dependence ...Read more


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Had chest pain on left side of my?

Had chest pain on left side of my?

No question here: There is no question in your statement above. What are your specific symptoms and question? If you are in any way worried you should go see your family physician. ...Read more

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Sharp pain on the side of chest with heart?

Sharp pain on the side of chest with heart?

Pleuritic pain: Sharp left sided chest pain typically relates to pain that is affected by chest wall or cardiac movement. This is seen in the setting of inspiration, as well as certain body position where inflamed membranes surrounding the heart (pericardium) and lungs (pleura) are affected. The lung itself can be a cause of such pain as can the local rib cage. Consider pericarditis, pleurisy. ...Read more

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Pain in left side of chest.

Pain in left side of chest.

Get eval: Without any other information and just a statement saying "pain in Left side of chest" my only recourse is telling you to get an evaluation ASAP, to assure it is not your heart. ...Read more

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Pain on left side of abdomen?

Pain on left side of abdomen?

Nature of pain?: Left sided pain in a male could be a hernis, kidney stone, diverticular disease, pancreatitis and even just gas or constipation. We look at the location, the type of pain, lab tests, x-rays and, of course, examine the patient. There are lots of other possibilities as well. If pain gets worse or does not just go away you should see your doctor. ...Read more

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Pinching pain on lower left side of stomach?

Pinching pain on lower left side of stomach?

Anything: Most people think their whole abdomen is their stomach, but the stomach is in the upper middle or upper left of the abdomen. If your lower abdomen hurts, that could be your skin, muscles, bladder, uterus, or intestines. If the upper part of your abdomen hurts, it could be acid reflux, pancreatitis, or other problems. See a doctor for an assessment. ...Read more

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Sticking pain on left side of chest and feeling shortness of breath ?

Sticking pain on left side of chest and feeling shortness of breath
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Must check the heart: A visit to one's primary care doctor very soon can help sort things out. If symptoms recur prior to the visit, one can go to the E.R. (A person with worrisome chest pain and shortness of breath has to go to his doctor or the E.R. to be checked right away for a heart attack. That means not waiting at home to see if it turns into a bad heart attack. As the saying goes, "better safe than sorry".) ...Read more

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Sharp stabbing pain on the left side of the head(skull/nerve), numbing/cramping of left extremities, chest pains. What could it be?

Muscle Spasm: If it's you that's experienced these symptoms, most likely get his muscle spasm likely on the side of your neck causing spasm of the muscles in the back and side of the scope as well as muscle spasm in the muscles in your shoulder and arm. If it's for somebody older, then i would suggest seeing a position to make sure that it's not cardiac in origin, . ...Read more

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What usually causes chest pain on the left side of chest?

What usually causes chest pain on the left side of chest?

Possibly: Anxiety can cause excess cortisol, os adrenaline secretion which can cause a number of symptoms, including dizziness, lightheadedness, rapid heart beat palpitations, chestpain, headaches, etc. Try calming yourself down by concentrating on slowing down your breathing over a few minutes if this doesn't help, see your primary provider for further evaluation. Good luck! ...Read more

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Treatment of right upper side chest pain?

See below: These are symptoms that could be potentially serious. Yous should discuss these with your physician. He/she will thoroughly evaluate you and let you know what's going on. ...Read more

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Having lower back pain, with chest pain in middle of chest and right side of chest.

Having lower back pain, with chest pain in middle of chest and right side of chest.

Likely musculo: Skeletal pain because of your young age. See your dr just to be sure there's no underlying heart disease. Take care! ...Read more

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Neck tightness on left side of spine & right above collar bone on left side. Ribs tight. Trouble breathing sometimes. Gastritis. What could connect?

Neck tightness on left side of spine & right above collar bone on left side. Ribs tight. Trouble breathing sometimes. Gastritis. What could connect?

Medical evaluation: Could be many possibilities, an evaluation from your doctor is advised. Gastritis can not explain all those symptoms. Could be something muscular. ...Read more

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What could cause sharp shooting chest pain on left side of chest (near armpit)?

What could cause sharp shooting chest pain on left side of chest (near armpit)?

Chest Pain: Several things. It could be a pulled muscle or pinched nerve, but any pain near the left side of the chest in a mail your age should be checked out. I would recommend going to an ER or Urgent Care, especially if are having an episode. ...Read more

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What could cause pain on left side of chest (sharp mild pain)?

What could cause pain on left side of chest (sharp mild pain)?

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

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Gerd & black coffee causing pain on upper left side of chest. What do I do?

Gerd & black coffee causing pain on upper left side of chest. What do I do?

Stop coffee take med: Coffee causes gerd. If you have a known history of gerd than im sure you have a bottle of Prilosec or something. Take it as directed. If stopping the coffee and taking the med doesnt help an egd maybe needed. Dont put it off too long . Gerd can lead to a condition called barretts esophagitis and this can lead to cancer. ...Read more

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I feel pressure with burning sensation on left side of chest. I have GERD , can this be gerd? Heart burn. I also have cramps on right side chest?

I feel pressure with burning sensation on left side of chest. I have GERD , can this be gerd? Heart burn. I also have cramps on right side chest?

We ALWAYS worry: When we hear" chest pain" we are always worried about heart disease.Yes, your symptoms may be, and probably are, related to your gerd, but i recommend consultation asap. ...Read more

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Left side of chest knife pain heart palpitations doctor said I have GERD found nothing in blood work what do I do it goes away?

Mvp,hpn,tobacco use: Chest pains ; palpitations in a young person iare due to mitral valve prolapse which can be confirmed by echocardiogram, avoid tobacco use.Heart palpitations may also be due to thyroid disorder, atrial fibrillation etc. Hpertension in young person may be due to pheochromocytoma, renal artery stenosis etc.Pain may be related to above conditions. ...Read more

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Can heart -burn or gerd cause sharp chest pain on the left side of chest. Occurred while drinking coffee and after eating. My BP was normal.

Can heart -burn or gerd cause sharp chest pain on the left side of chest. Occurred while drinking coffee and after eating. My BP was normal.

Chest pain: This would not be a typical discomfort of reflux but could be due to reflux. It may be more related to esophageal spasm or motility disorder. Medications like prilosec or zantac are helpFul in reflux. For thorough evaluation of this symptom, consult a gastroenterologist. ...Read more

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Heaviness on right side of chest ekg came back clear no other test were done told I have a gerd worried!!!

Heaviness on right side of chest ekg came back clear no other test were done told I have a gerd worried!!!

Discuss with your MD: You should establish with a good health care professional such as a Family Practitioner or Internist who can take a detailed history and evaluate the discomfort you are experiencing. If it is GERD then a period of treatment will resolve the issue. If you are treated for GERD and it doesn't go away then other potential diagnoses should be explored. ...Read more

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What could pain in the side of chest just under the arm be, I have GERD and anxiety from withdrawal....?

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What could pain in the side of chest just under the arm be, I have GERD and anxiety from withdrawal....?

Chest pain?: Chest pain should be taken seriously. If this is a symptom you have consistently suffered with your reflux, it may not be an emergency. Anxiety secondary to withdrawal from any potentially addictive substance can prompt chest discomfort - often in concert with other withdrawal symptoms like: sweating, elevated heart rate, nausea, palpitations, shortness of breath, craving, and headaches. See doc. ...Read more

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Clears by cardio. But have short sharp pain in right side of chest comes and goes. Being treated for Gerd. What else should I do? Had barium egd too

Clears by cardio. But have short sharp pain in right side of chest comes and goes. Being treated for Gerd.  What else should I do?  Had barium egd too

Probly nothing more: If it is fleeting, ie. Almost gone before you know it, it is likely musculoskeletal in origin. It is likely not serious since you have seen your doc who has ruled out the bad stuff. Right sided chest pain is highly unlikely to be due to the heart. ...Read more

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Everytime I get white tongue cause either by GERD or thrush I notice I get swollen lymph nodes on the side of chest that is sore ,is that GERD related?

Everytime I get white tongue cause either by GERD or thrush I notice I get swollen lymph nodes on the side of chest that is sore ,is that GERD related?

Need more details: White coat on tongue is not always thrush. Do you smoke? Are you sick? How do you know it is thrush? If it is thrush, you need to explore the reason for it. You need to spend some time with your DR. If your Dr fails to provide satisfaction, request a consult with a Dr of internal medicine. ...Read more

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Having off and on burning pain on left side of chest near underam. Could this be heartburn?

Having off and on burning pain on left side of chest near underam.  Could this be heartburn?

Heartburn: If the pain is in the underarm area, it cannot be heartburn. Do you see any rash or other lesions? If you have some skin condition - which is the most likely issue - please see a dermatologist for proper evaluation. ...Read more

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Causes of deep burning sensation in right side of chest and right upper back/middle back? On and off, don't last long. Don't think it's heartburn

Needs to be watched: In your age group, the most common causes are musculoskeletal problems that usually self-resolve. Esophageal spasm can cause deep middle pain. Acid reflux is also a possibility despite taking tums (calcium carbonate). Young women who are smokers and are taking oral contraceptive pills are at risk for lung blood clot that can cause chest pain. Heart issues need always to be ruled out but are unlikely at your age. ...Read more

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Pain on left side of chest radiating on the muscles and worse in some positions and while breathing deep too. What can it be? Since 4 days

Pain on left side of chest radiating on the muscles and worse in some positions and while breathing deep too. What can it be? Since 4 days

Common causes: We always worry about the most serious causes of chest pain, even in young healthy people, but the fact is the more serious causes of chest pain are extremely rare in young healthy active people. Stress injury is common. If the pain is sharp, or you have shortness of breath, see the doctor right away. Your symptoms are most likely muscular in origin. ...Read more

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What kind of chest pain would be cardiovascular related? Is there a distinct type of pain one would feel? I get pain on left side of chest sometimes.

Central chest: 'textbook description' of heart-origin pain is heavy pressure in the center of the chest, under the sternum (breastbone). It may also be felt in the jaw or in the left arm. Since the body does not read the book, other locations are possible, esp in women or elerly folks. Most typical would be pain brought on by exercise and relieved with rest. If you have any worries, see your doctor. ...Read more

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I have chest pain since yesterday. It gets worse when I take a deep breath.I feel the pain on left side of chest and upper left back. What should I do?

Chest pain: chest pain such as you describe is worth seeing a doctor for evaluation. It could be musculoskekeletal, but other possible causes also. ...Read more

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I have continuous dull pain on left side of chest?

I have continuous dull pain on left side of chest?

See physician: Usual causes of rib 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 fcontinues should see physician ...Read more

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What does tight pain on left side of chest mean?

Chest pain: Chest pain is not truly something that is DX over the computer, as the more serious issue could certainly be heart related with l sided chest pain. You need to see a dr. To get your pain evaluated to properly DX and treat you. If chest pain is severe, go to e.D. ...Read more

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I get pain on left side of chest like pounding pain?

I get pain on left side of chest like pounding  pain?

Listen to your Body: Pain means you need to seek help. I would advise putting the smart phone away and getting in to your family physician today. ...Read more

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There is shooting pain on left side of chest what is this?

Consider heart: Shooting pains can be a lot of things but left side in 48 year old requires consideration of a heart problem . ' get checked by a doctor please. ...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