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Heartburn Every Day
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
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?
Hospitalized with bleeding esophagus due to taking meloxicam. Have now recovered but why do I have heartburn every day which i never had before.
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
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 twice a day for about two weeks, to see if it helps. If it returns, see your doctor. Good luck. ...Read more
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
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?
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