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I am a male and I have heartburn when I swallow food/drink followed by left nipple pain. The nipple pain comes and goes on it's own, what could it be?

I am a male and I have heartburn when I swallow food/drink followed by left nipple pain. The nipple pain comes and goes on it's own, what could it be?

Esophageal pain: The left nipple pain could be referred pain from the esophagus. If your heartburn and pain present for more than 6 weeks you should be evaluated by a gastroenterologist. It sounds like you are having severe reflux with esophageal spasm and pain referred to the left chest area. The nipple needs to be examined to make sure there's no masses or enlargement due to medication. ...Read more

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What helps indigestion? I already took pepto bismol (bismuth subsalicylate) and still feel uncomfortable right below the chest bone. No other gastro disease except gerd.

What helps indigestion? I already took pepto bismol (bismuth subsalicylate) and still feel uncomfortable right below the chest bone. No other gastro disease except gerd.

Indigestion relief: If the indigestion is due to gerd, avoiding fatty food, eating small frequent meals, and avoiding foods that make one feel worse may help to relieve symptoms. Proton pump inhibitors (ppis) such as Prilosec (omeprazole) or Nexium (esomeprazole) may help as well. Seeing a physician is recommended. If chest pain, shortness of breath or severe symptoms, go to the emergency room asap. ...Read more

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I'm 35 weeks pregnant with gerd&indigestion, in the afternoon im having excessive gas in my chest, will feel tight. Breathless &needs to burp. What is this?

I'm 35 weeks pregnant with gerd&indigestion, in the afternoon im having excessive gas in my chest, will feel tight. Breathless &needs to burp. What is this?

3rd trimester GERD: Gerd in the 3rd trimester can be very uncomfortable. The uterus and fetus take up a lot of room in the abdomen, which displaces or moves the stomach and intestines into abnormal positions. This pressure can cause gerd. Call your obstetrician's office to talk about this and ask what medications they recommend. ...Read more

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I'm pregnant of 33 weeks and I recently have GERD and heartburn chest. What can I do to stop this symptom and feel better?

Medication: Tums and rolaids are good when you have the symptom. If you get it daily you are better off on a preventative medication like prevacid, (lansoprazole) prilosec, Omeprazole and ranitidine. ...Read more

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Dr says I've GERD. I don't have classic heartburn. I've chest discomfort but not pain & a chronic cough?

Dr says I've GERD. I don't have classic heartburn. I've chest discomfort but not pain & a chronic cough?

GERD: There are two types of acid reflux:

1) Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is when acid refluxes from the stomach to the esophagus. Symptoms include heartburn, chest bloating, and regurgitation

2) Laryngopharyngeal reflux (LPR) is when acid refluxes from the esophagus to the throat. Symptoms include cough, throat fullness, voice change, and feeling like you have to gulp twice to swallow. ...Read more

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I've been getting a sharp, burning pain in my back, that quickly radiates to my chest. Laying down makes it go away. I don't get heartburn or gerd.

If position affects: It, your pain is likely back/muscular/spine/rib,
please see your doctor for a good check up. Considering your age and lack of other sx's. ...Read more

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Food and water comes back up No heartburn or chest pain do I really have gerd or is this something else? I ate a meal and food came up like 50 times

Food and water comes back up No heartburn or chest pain do I really have gerd or is this something else? I ate a meal and food came up like 50 times

Yes!: From the history you just related you clearly have reflux from the stomach. 50 times is a lot! Why is another question. You can speak to your doc and give him a thorough history. He will then examine you thoroughly examine you and may order a few tests. And then some therapy. It is very treatable! ...Read more

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Is it an endoscopy side effect to have mild chest pain and an increase of heartburn after this procedure? I have never been GERD patient.

Is it an endoscopy side effect to have mild chest pain and an increase of heartburn after this procedure? I have never been GERD patient.

Yes: If there is irritation of esophagus and stomach this is possible. You should review with your physician to make sure no other processes are at play. ...Read more

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I have pain in my chest for a couple weeks now. A little heartburn. Feels like something in ches. I was on the GERD meds for over 20 years. No insuranc?

Omeprazole: I'd suggest you try Omeprazole otc (generic and cheaper than copay in many instances) for 7 days. If the pain resolves it is almost certainly gerd. If less than 75% improvement you should see your primary care provider and discuss. ...Read more

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Constant chest burning mid chest somewhere between breastbone and neck. All cardiac workups good. Doesn't feel like heartburn. Is GERD possible?

Yes: Burning chest pain with neg heart studies and no cardiovascular risk factor is gerd until proven otherwise. Change your diet and avoid food that trigger the chest pain like coffee, sodas, fatty fry food, spicy/hot food, acid fruits, broccoli, garlic, onions etc. Loose weight if overweight, avoid tight clothes, don't eat 2h before going to bed, eat 6 smaller meals a day, exercise. ...Read more

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Tender center of chest & pec area. Feels sore/tight but no pain. Not exercise related. Can breath normal. GERD/Severe heartburn? My anxiety acting up?

Tender center of chest & pec area. Feels sore/tight but no pain. Not exercise related. Can breath normal. GERD/Severe heartburn? My anxiety acting up?

Chest pain: Always means a trip to the doc or the emergency room to rule out any medical conditions. After that consider a mental health professional to teach you stress management techniques. GERD may be part of the picture and your doc can help w/that. A natural approach is the use of DGL supplement. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Can GERD be responsible for a mucousy chest/ throat? I have a cough & mucous every now and then, and I notice it more when my heartburn flares.

Can GERD be responsible for a mucousy chest/ throat? I have a cough & mucous every now and then, and I notice it more when my heartburn flares.

Chronic cough & GERD: Yes, absolutely GERD can cause those symptoms. In essence, you describe a chronic cough. GERD, whether symptomatic or silent often causes irritation of the airway resulting in mucous, cough and throat clearing. The other most common causes are asthma (which can be worsened by GERD) and post nasal drip. A trial of an acid blocker should help. It may take a few weeks before noticeable improvement. ...Read more

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Have Gerd on Prilosec high bp under control. Heart cath. No issues have had chest pain mainly rt side near sternum radiating to shoulder heartburn stil?

Have Gerd on Prilosec high bp under control. Heart cath. No issues have had chest pain mainly rt side near sternum radiating to shoulder heartburn stil?

Chest pain: Once a cardiac source of pain has been ruled out by a cardiologist, then one could pursue further whether uncontrolled Gerd could be the cause. You may need an adjustment of your medication and/or further evaluation to determine if Gerd could still be the cause. See your primary doctor or your gastroenterologist. Good luck. ...Read more

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I don't have heartburn. But im usually bloated, gas trapped inmy throat/chest, will wake up breathless&.Burping will relieved the discomfort. Is it gerd?

I don't have heartburn. But im usually bloated, gas trapped inmy throat/chest, will wake up breathless&.Burping will relieved the discomfort. Is it gerd?

Gas: There's a good chance that you're a gas swallower. Many of us swallow lots of air during the day and get bloated that way. If you're drinking lots of beverages during the day you likely are swallowing lots of gas with them, especially if they're carbonated. If you suck on candy, etc. Pay attention to this and you may be able to decrease it. Simethicone can decrease the size of your gas bubbles. ...Read more

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I have gastritis. I often experience stomach burning and heartburn. Yesterday I feel something stuck in my throat and chest. Can h.pylori cause GERD?

I have gastritis. I often experience stomach burning and heartburn. Yesterday I feel something stuck in my throat and chest. Can h.pylori cause GERD?

Gerd: H pylori is often associated with gerd can try elevating head of bed on 8 inch blocks and see if this helps if you have problems at night. ...Read more

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My period come every 6th of the month with out failing. But this month it came today on the 1st of april. My nipples hurt, and a lot of heartburn.

My period come every 6th of the month with out failing. But this month it came today on the 1st of april. My nipples hurt, and a lot of heartburn.

An early period: Irregular periods are one of the most common problems obgyns treat. If this is one time problem it usually resolves on its own. If this is a recurring problem you should be evaluated. Infections ; hormonal changes can cause spotting. If there is a concern for pregnancy then do a home pregnancy test. There are many options available to help regulate the menstrual cycle. Schedule a visit. ...Read more

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I have sore nipples, light headed and have heartburn. I had a period 2 weeks ago?

Likely normal: Sore nipples are a common and normal symptom as well as heartburn. It is likely just due to hormonal changes associated with your menstrual cycle. Is it possible you are pregnant? Are you sexually active? What sort of contraception or birth control do you use? Take over the counter medicine for heartburn, ask the pharmacist for advice. I recommend Tums (calcium carbonate) or rolaids and sitting upright after meals. ...Read more

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I've been having sex unprotected. I've noticed that my nipples are sore, I have heartburn, and I want to have sex a lot more often. Could I be pregnant?

I've been having sex unprotected. I've noticed that my nipples are sore, I have heartburn, and I want to have sex a lot more often. Could I be pregnant?

Are you kidding?: Physicians would never guess or speculate about pregnancy. Have you missed a period? Missing a period is the first real symptom of pregnancy. Any symptom before the fetus is big enough for the mother's body to know it is pregnant is not a pregnancy symptom. If you have missed a period then you must do a pregnancy test. If you have not missed a period then you must wait to test. ...Read more

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I'm dizzy, I have cravings, I'm lightheaded, I have heartburn & my nipples are bigger. Can I be pregnant even though my period came just in time?

I'm dizzy, I have cravings, I'm lightheaded, I have heartburn & my nipples are bigger. Can I be pregnant even though my period came just in time?

Maybe. . .: If you've engaged in unprotected sex, then yes, you may be pregnant. What you interpreted as your period may have been an implantation bleed. Check out http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/healthy-living/pregnancy-week-by-week/expert-answers/implantation-bleeding/faq-20058257. Best way to find out if you're pregnant (or not) is to take a pregnancy test. Then go see your doc for prenatal care OR birth control ...Read more

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A nipple also known mammary papilla or teat is a small projection of skin containing the outlets for 15–20 lactiferous ducts. Its at the apex or top or breast ...Read more


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Heartburn (Definition)

A painful burning sensation in the esophagus, just below or behind the breastbone. The pain often rises in your chest and may radiate to ...Read more