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Could an intermittent pain in left shoulderblade be from indigestion or GERD? It feels as if a knot is in there. On and off for ten months.

Could an intermittent pain in left shoulderblade be from indigestion or GERD?  It feels as if a knot is in there.  On and off for ten months.

Yes, but: it could also be from angina or something in abdomen or chest irritating diaphragm. Unexplained pain anywhere, especially when it is chronic, is cause for concern, so you should see a doctor. ...Read more

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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Im 34wpregnant & having indigestion and GERD afternoon or nighttime.Causing me to feel faint, breathless, dizzy, cannot stand long hours.What can I eat?

Im 34wpregnant & having indigestion and GERD afternoon or nighttime.Causing me to feel faint, breathless, dizzy, cannot stand long hours.What can I eat?

Amount: Try small meals at more frequent interval-"grazing". Your pregnancy compresses your stomach which can't tolerate being filled very much so try to keep the volume small. What you're actually eating isn't particularly important. Don't lie down for 1-2 hours after eating or drinking; maintaining upright posture favors passage of digested food downward through your duodenum instead of your esophagus. ...Read more

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Im 34 weeks pregnant, how will i know that im suffering from anxiety disorder due to gerd, indigestion, feeling faint, dizzy, breathless..

Im 34 weeks pregnant, how will i know that im suffering from anxiety disorder due to gerd, indigestion, feeling faint, dizzy, breathless..

See your dr.: You should see your dr. For an evaluation. Sometimes illnesses can have varied or overlapping symptoms such as heart disease ; gerd. Eat several small meals slowly throughout the day. Avoid spicy, rich and fried foods. Elevate your head at night. Try Tums (calcium carbonate) or maalox during pregnancy for heartburn. If u still feel dizzy ; breathless get checked for anxiety. ...Read more

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Im 35 weeks pregnant with gerd&indigestion, in the afternoon im having excessive gas in my chest, will feel tight.Breathless &needs to burp.What is this?

Im 35 weeks pregnant with gerd&indigestion, in the afternoon im having excessive gas in my chest, will feel tight.Breathless &needs to burp.What is this?

3rd trimester GERD: Gerd in the 3rd trimester can be very uncomfortable. The uterus and fetus take up a lot of room in the abdomen, which displaces or moves the stomach and intestines into abnormal positions. This pressure can cause gerd. Call your obstetrician's office to talk about this and ask what medications they recommend. ...Read more

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Abdominal pain, bloating and acid indigestion thought to be GERD now followed by constipation/fatigue/nausea - high fibre+omep/ran no effect, causes?

Abdominal pain, bloating and acid indigestion thought to be GERD now followed by constipation/fatigue/nausea - high fibre+omep/ran no effect, causes?

GI: Most common cause is often diet related, however once it gets to this point it is usually dysbiosis. Abnormal bacterial function. I often find patients with candida overgrowth, parasites, helicobacter or other infections when tested. Often when tested the patient has too little acid rather than too much acid in the stomach and digestive enzymes may help. Make sure you see a GI doctor to dx. ...Read more

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I have GERD and take omeprazole (40mg) daily. No issues for 7 yrs. For about a week I have been getting bad indigestion. What could cause this?

I have GERD and take omeprazole (40mg) daily.  No issues for 7 yrs. For about a week I have been getting  bad indigestion.  What could cause this?

GERD: When a medicine stops working we should try and figure out why. Recent GI illness, change in your diet, physical change in your esophagus, etc. If it persists this should prompt further evaluation with possible endoscopy. Sometimes you may need to take Omeprazole 2 times per day. ...Read more

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I now take 40 mgs of omeprazole twice daily for GERD and still get bad attacks of indigestion. When i eat it gets better. Is this a normal response?

I now take 40 mgs of omeprazole twice daily for GERD and still get bad attacks of indigestion. When i eat it gets better. Is this a normal response?

Time to see GI: The symptoms are not improving on excellent treatment, so are either complicated or something other than what you think it is--both equal see specialist. Gastroenterologist can do exam / scope / treat. ...Read more

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Dr. David Earle
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Gerd (Definition)

It is normal to have some gastroesophageal reflux (ger). It becomes a disease( gerd) when it causes organ damage (imflammation of the esophagus, or barrett's esophagus), it has a significant negative impact on your life, or requires dependence ...Read more


Dr. Angelina Postoev
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Indigestion (Definition)

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