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How Come I Have Heartburn Every Day For Four Years
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
OTC: Those are the instructions on the OTC meds so that people don't get on the meds for long term without seeing their doctor. That could mask a more serious problem and delay getting help until the issue is much more serious. If you need heartburn treatment more than 14 days it is a good idea to consult with a GI specialist. ...Read more
8 year old daughter complaining of heartburn almost every other day for 3 weeks. Has diarrhea. These are only symptoms. Could it be reflux? What else?
I had only had heartburn once in my entire life before i had my first child but since then I have gotten it every night for a year- what's going on? :s
I am a 46 year old hispanic that has frequent, heartburn every time i eat. Love spicy food, what medication do you recommend. Tums (calcium carbonate) no good.Or zentac.
Heartburn: You can eat psicy but you have to avoid greasy food, so you have to avoid fried food, greasy food, eat small frequent meals not large meals, don't eat too late before going to bed, and if you smoke, stop smoking. If you have some diet modifications and lose some weight you will still be able to enjoy your spicy food. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Mild heartburn that is pretty much 24 hours per day. Started 2 years ago, seems to be unrelated to food eaten, ppi and h2 only help a little. ?
I've been taking 40mg of prilosec/day for the last 7 years. My heartburn is unbearable if i miss a dose. Is there an alternative?
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
Meds and GI consult: Heartburn is caused by stomach acid leaking up the esophagus. The stomach is designed to hold acid, the esophagus is NOT. The acid burning the esophagus is why it hurts. This repeated burning can actually cause changes in the esophagus which sometimes can cause a type of cancer. See a gastroenterologist to look at your esophagus to verify the level of damage. Try prilosec and/or tums (calcium carbonate) til then. ...Read more
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