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Heartburn Tight Chest
I suffer from heartburn but recently after I eat I get a burning sensation in my lower stomach it starts at the left of the abdomen and moves in the middle all the way up to my inner chest area?
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
Have heartburn/tight chest & full body rash (itchy, little red dots, irritating behind ear)- flu shot given 5 days ago, s/s started 1 day later.?
Viral exanthem: This could be a viral rash, but you can't discount other possible causes exanthems can be caused by toxins or drugs, microorganisms, or can result from autoimmune disease. It could be related to the flu shot, but not necessarily. A visit to the medical doctor could be warranted here. ...Read more
Been unwell with a bug, past 4 days not going daily (stools) belly like washing machine, burping, bad heartburn, tight chest?
Normally no probs.
No: It could pass as tightness or shortness of breath. Go see your doctor now. ...Read more
See below: You have multiple symptoms. These questions unfortunately cannot be answered on line. You should see a physician. ...Read more
Is it normal to have chest tightness after having heartburn? I'm not having trouble breathing and this has happened multiple times
Yes: Yes it is normal to feel chest tightness after having heart burn. This is very common reason people get scared and end up in emergency. But it is treatable with simple acid suppressant medication and avoiding hot and spicy food and some other healthy eating habits. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can gastroesophageal reflux disease cause chest tightness, inability to catch a deep breathe, soreness?
Yes: It can cause. See your md!Get a more detailed answer ›
Can indigestion/acid reflux cause chest tightness & feeling like I cant take a deep breath/shortness of breath?
Unlikely : It's possible, but much less likely than other causes. In general, the chest pain you describe in your age group is more likely to be musculoskeletal (strain or inflammation) or respiratory (viral pneumonia, bronchitis, asthma). However, it could be cardiac or even GI related. You should contact your doctor immediately or go to the closest urgent care/ER if you're having breathing problems. ...Read more
Can indigestion/acid reflux cause chest tightness & feeling like I cant take a deep breath? Peak flow normal not DX w asthma had normal EKG/stethoscop
Very much so: I can tell you from both a professional and personal standpoint that acid reflux can be and is responsible for chest tightness, a sensation that a satisfying breath cannot be taken and is a very under diagnosed cause of cough and even sinus disease. It is very commonly mistaken for a heart attack or asthma and can significantly interfere with sleep and voice quality if acid hits vocal cords. ...Read more
Bpm 46 (normal 56), indigestion, tight chest and throat. Could these be symptoms of a heart attack?
Tight Chest: Heart attack sx can include: chest pain or tightness, shortness of breath, increased sweating pain or numbness radiating down the arm (more often left than right) and nausea. There could be pain in the upper back, head, jaw or teeth. One fourth of people have heart attacks without chest pain. I agree with dr. Fisher about getting it checked out. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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