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How come I have heartburn every day for four years?

How come I have heartburn every day for four years?

I've ha heartburn: Every day for 26 years. Meds help, and i'm religious with them. I also need Tums (calcium carbonate) at night due to a nasty hiatal hernia. Please see your doctor. There are many available treatments. ...Read more

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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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I've got a hiatal hernia 8cm+ and i get indigestion and heartburn every day now I've started bringing up food soon as i eat. What can I do?

I've got a hiatal hernia 8cm+ and i get indigestion and heartburn every day now I've started bringing up food soon as i eat. What can I do?

Fix it : Sounds like escalating symptoms from a paraesophageal hernia. See a general or thoracic surgeon with experience in laparoscopic repair for a consultation. 22 is unusual for this however, so make sure the diagnosis is correct. ...Read more

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Hospitalized with bleeding esophagus due to taking meloxicam. Have now recovered but why do I have heartburn every day which i never had before.

Hospitalized with bleeding esophagus due to taking meloxicam. Have now recovered but why do I have heartburn every day which i never had before.

Ulcer?: See a gastroenterologist. They may want to put a camera in your stomach and esophagus and see how it looks. Gastritis? Ulcers? Reflux? Can all give you symptoms. Most will resolve with meds. ...Read more

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I have had a copper IUD since my abortion. I now have heartburn every day and i spotted after my period. Could i be pregnant?

I have had a copper IUD since my abortion. I now have heartburn every day and i spotted after my period. Could i be pregnant?

Possible: Iuds do not provide 100% effectiveness. Hopefully you had a sting check 6 weeks after placement to confirm you didn't expel it. In addition, i won't usually use a copper iud in women your age because of the higher std risk. Even married women under age 25 have a higher than usual rate of stds. Check a pregnancy test and see a gynecologist. ...Read more

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What to do if I have heartburn nearly every day and I am 26. What could this be a sign of?

What to do if I have heartburn nearly every day and I am 26. What could this be a sign of?

GERD: You most likely have gastroesophageal reflux where acid from the stomach refluxes back up into the esophagus due to a faulty valve at the end of the esophagus. See your gastroenterologist or GI surgeon to be sure. ...Read more

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I have heartburn almost every day. Can plavix (clopidogrel) cause heartburn?

I have heartburn almost every day. Can plavix (clopidogrel) cause heartburn?

Not usually: Heartburn is usually the result of acid reflux from the stomach into the esophagus, which is behind the heart, which causes a burning sensation. Plavix (clopidogrel) is a medication that prevents platelets from forming clots in the blood vessels. ...Read more

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I have heartburn every single day for the past few months. Anti acids like Gaviscon work well but why wont it stop?

I have heartburn every single day for the past few months. Anti acids like Gaviscon work well but why wont it stop?

Acid reflux: You most likely have a problem with acid reflux. It is often a long-term problem. I would recommend that you avoid any particular foods which give you problems, particularly tomatoes,onions, orange juice, and citrus fruits. Tobacco and alcohol also contribute. You might want to try taking Zantac (ranitidine) twice a day for about two weeks, to see if it helps. If it returns, see your doctor. Good luck. ...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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I get pretty bad heartburn almost every single day. As long as i take Prilosec daily i'm okay. Should i get a endoscopy just in case or no big deal?

I get pretty bad heartburn almost every single day.  As long as i take Prilosec daily i'm okay. Should i get a endoscopy just in case or no big deal?

Get checked: If you are talking 2 weeks or so, that's one thing. If it is more chronic, that'sanother. It's always good to know what you are treating, avoids nasty surprises later. You want to know if you have inflammation, how much, etc., an ulcer, other. ...Read more

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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