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Dr. Charles Cattano
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Heartburn (Definition)

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


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I take Omeprazole 20mg once a day . I have a very bad heart burn would it hurt me to take another one?

I take Omeprazole 20mg once a day . I have a very bad heart burn would it hurt me to take another one?

Twice a day: You could take Omeprazole twice a day. But if a medication like this is not taking care of your heartburn it is wise to see your doctor for an evaluation. There are some possible long term side effects on bone density from taking Omeprazole so you want to make sure benefits outweigh the risks. ...Read more

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Have burning pain upper rite belly under rib cage heart burn most every am can't sleep on my rite side it hurts my mid rite side back badly?

Have burning pain upper rite belly under rib cage  heart burn most every am can't sleep on my rite side it hurts my mid rite side back badly?

Have tests done: It is best to see your doctor and discuss it. Things to consider would be the gallbladder, the liver itself or the stomach and the duodenum, the ribs and the lung wil have to be look at. We can't do that with simple history alone, we need labs and imaging procedures. Good luck. ...Read more

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Last night my heart burn was so bad I ended up taking 8 tums (calcium carbonate). Today I feel nauseous and my stomach feels hard and hurts. Is this normal?

Last night my heart burn was so bad I ended up taking 8 tums (calcium carbonate). Today I feel nauseous and my stomach feels hard and hurts. Is this normal?

NO: See your PCP or a gastroenterologist. Take a pregnancy test if there is a possibility you may be. You could try some OTC prilosec or Zantac (ranitidine) and see if you get relief. Avoid any alcohol, tobacco, or illicit drugs until this heals up. ...Read more

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31 weeks preg. Anxiety anemic. Having chest pain left arm going numb. Prev. Ekg echo xray normal. Advice. Have bad heart burn?

31 weeks preg. Anxiety anemic.  Having chest pain left arm going numb. Prev. Ekg echo xray normal. Advice. Have bad heart burn?

Call Obstetrician: This should be evaluated in person by your obstetrician. Although some of this may be due to anxiety reaction, the chest pain and left arm numbness is disturbing and deserves a close look. The heartburn is also easily managed, but a check for H. pylori is warranted. ...Read more

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Can I take gaviscon & sudafed together, as I have really bad heart burn. ?

Can I take gaviscon & sudafed together, as I have really bad heart burn. ?

Reflux: You can certainly take gaviscon and sudafed together, but if you are trying to treat heartburn there are other alternatives that should do better for you. First sudafed works well for nasal congestion and is not likely to give you much improvement in heat burn. Good heart burn medications include: Zantac, Tagamet, Prilosec and Nexium (esomeprazole). You could also try TUMS, mylanta or other antacids. ...Read more

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