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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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Hi I have pain under my right rib cage I no longer have a gallbladder even though the pain is very similar to that I also have heartburn the pain came?

Hi I have pain under my right rib cage I no longer have a gallbladder even though the pain is very similar to that I also have heartburn the pain came?

Post-cholecystectomy: Post-cholecystectomy syndrome (PCS) is defined as a complex of heterogeneous symptoms, consisting of upper abdominal pain and dyspepsia, after cholecystectomy. This term is inaccurate, as it encompasses biliary &non-biliary disorders, possibly unrelated to cholecystectomy. Read more at: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC347344 ...Read more

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I have a burning sensation under my right rib cage. Followed by heartburn. Sometimes it can become painful. I am 27yrs old.

I have a burning sensation under my right rib cage. Followed by heartburn. Sometimes it can become painful. I am  27yrs old.

Gallbladder ? Muscle: If the pain is related always to diet maybe gallbladder. If it is related to movement maybe muscular. See your doc. In the meanwhile, use heat to the area and massage the local rib and muscles. Very painful could be either. ...Read more

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Can the common cold, caffeine, periods, and i've been eating bad this week, cause heartburn? I've had chili sense saturday and ribs last night.

Can the common cold, caffeine, periods, and i've been eating bad this week, cause heartburn? I've had chili sense saturday and ribs last night.

Yes indeed: Yes they could have caused this. That said, seems like this is unusual for you so it should subside. Chronic heartburn symptoms warrant intervention. ...Read more

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Under the right rib pain lost over 20lbs in 3 months always have heartburn barley can eat bland food pain goes to my back I have no idea what th?

Weight loss and pain: There is not enough detail here to figure out what is causing your pain, but the unexpected weight loss that you have had is a concerning symptom. That amount of weight loss warrants a work up to determine it's cause. You should see your doctor or a gastroenterologist immediately. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have been having heartburn anda sharp pain under my left rib and light headed and stomch pains for weeks now and i don't know why.

Many possibilities: You sound like you could have peptic ulcer disease. Do you take anti-inflammatory meds like advil/ibuprofen or aleve/naproxen? Do you use alcohol? An infection (h. Pylori) can cause this. You may have acid reflux disease. You n eed some testing done. ...Read more

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I have a warmth in my stomach tht feels like heartburn but is not, sometimes up to chest & bad shooting stomach/rib pains ns tht are brief. Is it aaa?

Probably not: Probably no aaa. Could just be bad gas with bloating. If it continues and gets worse see a physician. Otherwise sit up after you eat for at least 2 hours after a meal. You can try something over the counter for gas relief. ...Read more

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Dr. Angelina Postoev
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Indigestion (Definition)

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


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