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How long does indigestion usually last?

How long does indigestion usually last?

30-60 minutes: If 'indigestion' is lasting longer than that, an explanation is warranted. And, to be frank, it depends on how you define 'indigestion' and it depends on whether the discomfort is shorter but more intense than usual - it may warrant explanation sooner. In essence - if it bothers you - get an answer... ...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


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What to take for long lasting indigestion, pepto bismol, (bismuth subsalicylate) gas x, and rolaids haven't worked. Has lasted for 5 days.

What to take for long lasting indigestion, pepto bismol, (bismuth subsalicylate) gas x, and rolaids haven't worked. Has lasted for 5 days.

See GI MD: 5 days is just too long for "indigestion". The possibilities are numerous but include ulcer disease and gallbladder issues for starters... ...Read more

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Dyspepsia after stomach flu 2 months ago. Dexilant 60 mg for 2 weeks. Zantac 300mg at night. How long for Dexilant work 24/7? How long dyspepsia last?

Dyspepsia after stomach flu 2 months ago. Dexilant 60 mg for 2 weeks. Zantac 300mg at night. How long for Dexilant work 24/7? How long dyspepsia last?

Dyspepsia: Are your symptoms related to reflux or hyperacidity? If so, these medications should offer relief quickly. If you're referring to postmeal bloating and belching or bile reflux, they may not be effective. Try following a bland, fat free diet, avoid alcohol, caffeine, nicotine and take mylanta 1/2 hour after meals and at bedtime. Take either deliant or zantac daily. See a gastroenterologist as neede ...Read more

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Dyspepsia after stomach flu 2 months ago. Stomach burning and burping. Tried Protonix. Now on Dexilant 60 mg 2x a day. How long does dyspepsia last?

Dyspepsia after stomach flu 2 months ago. Stomach burning and burping. Tried Protonix. Now on Dexilant 60 mg 2x a day. How long does dyspepsia last?

Depends on cause. : At this point, it's safe to say that your symptoms are refractory to the PPI (Protonix and Dexilant). At this point, your "dyspepsia" deserves investigation with formal testing. ...Read more

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My dr. told me to stop prilosec due to colitis. How long does rebound effect last.i never had heartburn like this before . How can I treat naturally?

My dr. told me to stop prilosec  due to colitis. How long does rebound effect last.i never had heartburn like this before .  How can I treat naturally?

It's tough: and I wonder if your doctor will allow the use of H-2 Blocker like PEPCID (famotidine) or TAGAMET

Ask!

Hope this helps
BTW LACTAID FREE MILK may help..and its almost "natural" (I assume with colitis you may be lactase Deficient) ...Read more

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Hello, for the past week I have been having daily heartburn. How long does it last and is there any test for it. Also at what point should I make a appointment to see a gastrologist.

Hello, for the past week I have been having daily heartburn. How long does it last and is there any test for it. Also at what point should I make a appointment to see a gastrologist.

Yes there is: Evaluation and certain tests for the cause of heartburn, but at your age that is one of the masqueraders for heart disease and angina. If you can get in to see your doctor today do so. If not get over the your local ed for a rapid evaluation. Better not to sit at home and take antacids waiting to see a gastroenterologist when a good ed doctor can quickly determine if it is GI or cardiac. ...Read more

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How long does heartburn usually last?

How long does heartburn usually last?

At a time?: Episodes can last seconds to hours, depending on cause and level of inflammation, diet, position. Antacid may give relief within minutes. If underlying issue, may continue to have heartburn occasionally or continually for months or longer (not advised-see md). If risk for heart disease, be aware that can mimic. Decrease coffee, tobacco, alcohol, fried, spicy, fatty foods, mints, citrus, big meals. ...Read more

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Is it normal for heartburn to last longer then a day??and whats the quickest way to treat it??

Is it normal for heartburn to last longer then a day??and whats the quickest way to treat it??

Heartburn: Heartburn should be quickly relieved by taking antacids like Tums and avoiding spicy foods,greasy foods, alcohol,caffeine and nicotine. Zantac acts quicker than prilosec or nexium. Prolonged persistent heartburn should be investigated by your physician or a gastroenterologist. ...Read more

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Causes of deep burning sensation in right side of chest and right upper back/middle back? On and off, don't last long. Don't think it's heartburn

Causes of deep burning sensation in right side of chest and right upper back/middle back? On and off, don't last long. Don't think it's heartburn

Needs to be watched: In your age group, the most common causes are musculoskeletal problems that usually self-resolve. Esophageal spasm can cause deep middle pain. Acid reflux is also a possibility despite taking tums (calcium carbonate). Young women who are smokers and are taking oral contraceptive pills are at risk for lung blood clot that can cause chest pain. Heart issues need always to be ruled out but are unlikely at your age. ...Read more

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I overate last night and now have indigestion. What are some ways to relieve indigestion?

Clean diet : I recommend plenty of water, fruits, vegetables, and consider tums, (calcium carbonate) or potentially alka-seltzer after clearning it with your doctor. If it persists more than a few days, i would highly recommend seeing a physician to make sure it's not something more serious. There are other medications like proton pump inhibitors or h2 blockers that may help but see your physician first. ...Read more

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I have had major hearburn and indigestion for a long time now and have temporary cures but how can I perm' not have the problem in the first place?

I have had major hearburn and indigestion for a long time now and have temporary cures but how can I perm' not have the problem in the first place?

Paleo diet: The easiest way to improve digestion, reduce cholesterol, is by completely stopping inflammatory foods like grains, lentils, potatoes based items. Also avoid milk protein (milk, yogurt, cheese) since it causes indigestion

Healthy food items such as eggs, fish, chicken, meats, vegetables, some saturated fat (butter, ghee, coconut oil), olive oil are very effective. Take probiotic (Megafood) daily ...Read more

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I've had mild indigestion 3-4 times in the last week. What am i doing wrong? How can I prevent? Is there something more serious i need to worry about?

I've had mild indigestion 3-4 times in the last week. What am i doing wrong? How can I prevent? Is there something more serious i need to worry about?

Food allergies/acid: A lot of processed foods we eat causes heartburn, especially spicy foods and caffeine cause trouble with the valve between your esophagus and stomach. Others have food allergies or intolerance to for example lactose (milk products), or often these days, gluten. Watch your diet and see what foods cause trouble, then eliminate them from your diet if possible or substitute them. See your doc if worse. ...Read more

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Can indigestion last for days?

Can indigestion last for days?

Yes: Indigestion is a symptom that refers to discomfort in the digestive system. It is a vague term that means something different to everyone. The most common causes are irritable bowel and acid reflux. Next would be ulcers and gastritis caused by an infection (h pilori) gall bladder disease. All of these can cause symptoms that can last for days. If symptoms are lasting that long > md. ...Read more

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Regular indigestion during last week?

Regular indigestion during last week?

Heartburn issues: Short answer: avoid spicy & greasy foods, tomato-foods, mints, alcohol, tobacco, caffeine, chocolate, late night meals before bed. Long answer: distinguish acid versus non-acid causes of reflux & rule out motility problems of the esophagus &stomach. You may want consider behavior & diet changes above, assess response to otc acid blockers (h2's are weaker than ppi's), & see GI doctor. ...Read more

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I quit eating dairy and am no longer getting indigestion and bloating. So was that the cause?

Dairy intolerance: Dairy intolerance may reflect problems with any component of milk--lactose, multiple milk proteins, calcium (stimulates gastrin-associated acid output), fat (delays stomach emptying). Alternatively, may have an intrinsic delay in stomach emptying, problems with biliary &/or pancreatic disease, small bowel pathology with resulting malabsorption, bacterial overgrowth, more. Retry milk in small dose. ...Read more

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Had endoscopy 1.5yr ago diagnosed w reflux taking omaprozole every time Istop indigestion comes back so I go bak isit normal to take it such long time?

Chronic condition: Reflux is a chronic condition usually that can be controlled by measures such as elevating the head of the bed with blocks or pieces of tiles, limiting spicy food, citrus, mint, chocolate, caffeine, alcohol and measures such as weight loss if overweight. I am glad the medication gives relief. Try losing 10% of your weight if you are overweight. ...Read more

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