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Dr. Charles Cattano
1,383 doctors shared insights

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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What causes lots of thick phlegme that is difficult to cough up , can it be silent reflux , i don't have indigestion?

What causes lots of  thick phlegme that is difficult to cough up , can it be silent reflux , i don't have indigestion?

Thick phlegm: Inhaling dirty air, with particles or smoking tobacco or mind altering substances (pot) can cause phlegm. Also allergies can cause trouble. Chronic infection can also be a cause. It is time to get a check up and a chest xray. ...Read more

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Mild indigestion, chest pain, cough, dizziness with weakness My husband thinks i have the flu..do i need to go to the er or can i see dr monday?

Mild indigestion, chest pain, cough, dizziness with weakness My husband thinks i have the flu..do i need to go to the er or can i see dr monday?

Viral illness or ?: Indigestion, cough, chest pain, dizziness and feeling weak can be signs of serious heart problems/ heart attack. If you have mild fever, or sore throat, or exposure to flu, it could be just a viral respiratory infection. As a 40 y.o. woman, your risk of heart disease is low but not 0. If you have risk factors (smoking, high BP, high cholesterol, fam history, diabetes) see your doctor right away. ...Read more

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I've been feeling rlly bad for almost 2 weeks. Fatigue, nausea in morning, indigestion, dizziness, light headed & starting to cough sometimes?Not mono

See a doctor: This needs a full detailed evaluation by a professional face to face. Bring with you a chronological list of each and every symptom you have experienced and provide a full history and allow a physical exam and possibly some laboratory testing. Could you be pregnant? Go and get seen. Good luck and best wishes. ...Read more

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I have constant post nasal drip tickle cough till I throw up & indigestion at night and feel like I'm going to throw up too. GERD? Cold? 320lbs PCOS

I have constant post nasal drip tickle cough till I throw up & indigestion at night and feel like I'm going to throw up too. GERD? Cold? 320lbs PCOS

Post nasal drip: Post nasal drip can cause cough and can also cause or contribute to indigestion at night when the drainage is being swallowed. Things that may be helpful for controlling the post nasal drip include antihistamines and/or steroid nasal sprays. You may also have GERD, but if you have only had the indigestion and nausea since the post nasal drip started then it may be causing these symptoms as well. ...Read more

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I have had Upper GI , ultra sound, pain upper left side. Lots of indigestion, clearing throat and cough. Doctor found Hitnal hernia and maybe a nerve ?

I have had Upper GI , ultra sound, pain upper left side. Lots of indigestion, clearing throat and cough. Doctor found Hitnal hernia and maybe a nerve ?

Hiatal hernia: Sx u are describing sound like hiatal hernia wth reflux.This is when portion of stomach pooches thru the hole in diaphragm where your esophagus would normally be. When this happens food and stomach acid can wash up the esophagus and go into the lungs, esp when lying down. This causes coughing, choking and of course indigestion. Best to eat small meals and not to eat late at nite,ask MDfor antacid. ...Read more

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Does functional dyspepsia or IBS cause a dry cough after eating? Or is it more likely to be reflux?

Does functional dyspepsia  or IBS cause a dry cough after eating? Or is it more likely to be reflux?

A dry cough: is not typical of functional dyspepsia. Functional dyspepsia is defined by the ROME III guidelines as upper abdominal pain, burning, fullness, getting full easily. Dry cough can be a subtle sign of GERD, gastroesophageal reflux disease. ...Read more

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Shortness of breath, heartburn, cough that won't go away, chest X-ray and EKG are normal? What could it be?

Bronchitis : Is a viral disease characterized by prolonged, excessive, dry coughing. He most common symptom of acute bronchitis is a cough that is dry. Acute bronchitis is a one-time condition that lasts for several weeks. Drink plenty of fluids and otc medication. Rec. See your pcp if symptoms persist another week. ...Read more

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I have heard that heartburn medicine can cause a cough. Is this true?

Possible, but...: I suppose it's possible, but laryngopharyngeal reflux (acidic stomach contents irritating the voicebox and throat) can cause cough and this is typically treated with heartburn medications such as Prilosec or other similar medications. Treatment takes time to work, so it's conceivable that a patient could be taking this kind of medication and still coughing. ...Read more

Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Cough (Definition)

Coughing is an important way to keep your throat and airways clear. However, excessive coughing may mean you have an underlying disease or disorder. Some coughs are dry, while others are considered productive. A productive cough is one ...Read more


Dr. Angelina Postoev
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Indigestion (Definition)

Indigestion is also known as Heartburn. Indigestion is a feeling of discomfort in the upper belly (abdomen) during or right after a meal. It may present as a feeling of uncomfortable ...Read more