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Hiccups And Heartburn
Constant burping, occasional regurgitation and hiccups, heartburn and coughing. Do I have acid reflux?
Sure sounds like it: We can't diagnose here, but you've certainly described many features associated with acid reflux (GERD). Usual first measures include dietary and lifestyle modifications and over the counter medication. Seek eval if no improvement to avoid worsening and long term risks. Gastroenterologists are specialists in this area. ...Read more
My food pushes up into my throat and chokes me, I have constant hiccups, heartburn, I am too afraid to eat because I vomit it all out later.?
Reflux: A visit to a gastroenterologist is in order. Even if this is not a full-blown hiatus hernia, it's worth checking out; expect to get endoscoped. Any of several different illnesses, some very serious-but-treatable, is at the bottom of this. In the meantime, try propping the head of your bed up on cinder blocks and getting an over-the-counter proton pump inhibitor. ...Read more
Nausea, headache, heartburn hiccups and extreme fatigue. Can't feel IUD strings but feel very swollen on the inside? Should I be concerned about preg?
See below: These are symptoms that could be potentially serious. Yous should discuss these with your physician. He/she will thoroughly evaluate you and let you know what's going on. ...Read more
Hiccups: Could well be. Other less likely things are problems with the diaphragm or belly or from medication side effects. I would check this out with your doctor. ...Read more
Hiccoughs are: Caused by irritation of diaphragm from adjacent structures, such as distended stomach. This explains partially why you get them after eating. Try eating more slowly. If it persists, get to a doctor to exclude another cause of irritation. If none is found, your doctor can treat with meds. ...Read more
For 3 days, spasm-like pain b/wspine & left shoulder blade when I burp, or hiccup. I was heavy lifting less than a week ago and had a massage two days ago for pain. Have GERD but doesn't feel related.
Back or rib?: You may have a bad back strain, or could have cracked a rib. Try moist heat to area, OTC pain meds. If no better next day or two, see your doctor. Good luck! ...Read more
I hiccup after eating or drinking. Wen I hiccup it feels like my stomach is going into my throat. I have gerd. Its very painful? I'm 27y/o female
Have gerd. Recent heart and lung work up normal. 31 yo female. Today Waves of pressure in chest n throat. Sometimes gurgles with it. Now hiccups. Gerd?
Dx severe GERD. Got high dose NSAIDS 2days ago, joint fracture. Now have bad chest\abd pain, nausea, hiccups, reflux. Antacids no help. GI bleed?
Bloody stool/vomit?: Do you have nausea/vomiting/Bloody vomit/black vomit/bloody stool/black stool? If you do, you definitely have a GI bleed. If you don't...??? you probably have gastric irritation from the high dose NSAIDS. You may need something stronger than Antacids...like Prilosec, Nexium, (esomeprazole) Prevacid.... See you doctor for help and treatment ...Read more
I have constant severe heartburn that occurs no matter what I'm doing. At least twice a day. I also often get hiccups at the same time. Is it normal.
Reflux esophagitis: This condition may be managed conservatively with Dietary precautions (avoiding caffeine, Alcohol), Large and late meals. A trial of Prilosec or Mylanta routinely 3x a day may help. In unresponsive cases, then you need to see an endoscopy GI Clinic to check your gastro-esophageal junction. ...Read more
I've been having heartburn constantly for the last 2 weeks. I get random hiccups after I eat and drink? It gets painful on some days?
Pany good treatments: Heartburn (Acid reflux) is a common condition. So there are many treatments available. Besides dietary solutions (avoid strong irritants/hot/ spicy, greasy foods/alcohol), there are antacids of several types. Some are avail over the counter. Try taking Pepcid or Omeprazole daily for 2-3 weeks and then stop to see if it settles down. Most folks with Acid reflux need antacids on a regular/daily basi ...Read more
I have been suffering from a lot of heartburn, nausea, burping, hiccups and mild burning sensation on chest area. Also pinching above belly button.?
Heartburn: It sounds like your having a lot of indigestion and heartburn. These types of symptoms are usually associated with the foods your eating. Make sure to avoid all spicy, sour and pungent foods, this includes coffee, caffeine, chocolate, all spicy foods, all citrus fruits (lemons, oranges, grapefruits), tomatoes. Focus on eating cooling foods and eating at regular times ...Read more
Bad case of very strong hiccups every few seconds for many hours straight already. Causing me headache & bad indigestion cuz of intensity. What to do?
See answer: Hiccups are due to involuntary contractions of the diaphragm. They are often due to sudden excitement or emotional stress.A temporary swollen stomach caused by overeating or eating too fast, drinking fizzy drinks, or swallowing air. A sudden change in temperature (very hot or cold food or drinks, a cold shower, etc). Alcohol.Excess smoking. For treatment see: http://bit. Ly/1KmgNlE ...Read more
I have indigestion (gas, bloating, constant hiccups, all last 4 years) and pain in my right side, radiating to my back. Could this be my gallbladder?
Yes but: You should really get examined by your doctor to determine the cause. 4 years are already too long to wait. ...Read more
Male 72, excellent health (really). Surgery 2 days ago, torn tendon, (post surgery) constant hiccups, vomiting bile, indigestion. What she I do?
What kind of surgery: Well you should contact your doctor and let him know your issues. He needs to know you are having issues or cannot help you ...Read more
She cant eat rice or anything starch especial in dinner, or hv will hiccups followed by vomit. She doesn't hv heart burn. Treatment needed?
Dyspepsia: Hello and welcome to HealthTap, can you please share how old is this patient. 63 years?? :) does she have diabetes? Stomach pain? Does she feel full soon after eating? Any weight loss?? History of stomach or colon cancer in the family? Does she have anemia?? Sorry to many questions but I need more Information. Thank you ...Read more
Been having bad hiccups, head aches, heart burn, bloating, slight nasea and a watery discharge. Could this be signs of pregnancy?
Trouble sleeping, anxiety, hiccups for over 2 years everyday, tight shoulder&neck muscles, chest tightness with shortness of breath, digestion issues?
Troubling symptoms: Without knowing your physical and emotional history or your family's medical history anything would be a guess. However, if you have been suffering two years, you have my sympathy. Consult your primary care physician. If s/he cannot help ask for a referral. Your problem can be in multiple body systems and will require examination and tests to determine the cause (s). ...Read more
GERD FLARES ASTHMA: GERD symptoms Flare asthma/You need a full exam and blood work. Especial screen for H pylori. Also stool screen x 3 for occult blood /parasite/hpylori. Empiric trial of Zantac vs nexium (esomeprazole), if symptoms persist baseline EGD. While you are getting these items checked out you should ditch to a gluten free high fiber diet. Ie gutbliss. Com and Wholeapproach. Com. Also asthma EVAL and monitor PEF ...Read more
I have GERD. I am taking 20 mg pariet daily, but I still get heartburn. Is it ok to take 40 mg daily?
Can GERD be felt in your back? I have heartburn in my back, with belching. Standing up relieves it, as well
Studies have shown:
That the differential diagnosis of heartburn symptoms is quite broad, but according to Dr. Harmon and others in Therapeutic Advances in Gastroenterology, there are five major causes:
Medications, functional dyspepsia, GERD, peptic ulcer disease, and cancer.
GERD may have no symptoms of heartburn whatsoever. Here is a review to read: http://tinyurl. Com/nqnv9qr ...Read more