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I have unintentional weight loss with intermittent nausea , 1 missed period heartburn, bloods/urine normal doc said come back in 2 weeks y the wait?

I have unintentional weight loss with intermittent  nausea , 1 missed period  heartburn, bloods/urine normal doc said come back in 2 weeks  y the wait?

No need to wait: There are quite a few possibilities, but pregnancy, hormonal effects, and gastrointestinal causes could potentially be among the causes of your constellation of symptoms. Unintentional weight loss is the most concerning of your complaints, and follow-up with your doc is important. ...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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What could/be the cause of heartburn, finger and toes burn and intermittent pain?

H. Pylori?: Infection with h. Pylori may cause heartburn. Check with your doctor for testing. Burning sensation on extremities may be secondary to multiple conditions including diabetes or vitamin deficiencies. I think its time you see a physician for a complete physical exam with labs. Good luck! ...Read more

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My spouse has intermittent cold/minty-like sensation in mouth, throat, over face/in ears, in chest. On no rx/otcs/herbs. Not heartburn. What's wrong? 

My spouse has intermittent cold/minty-like sensation in mouth, throat, over face/in ears, in chest. On no rx/otcs/herbs. Not heartburn. What's wrong? 

Difficult to say: It is difficult to speculate what may be going on with your spouse without a complete history and physical examination to determine what other signs and symptoms they may be experiencing or that can be discovered. I would recommend you start with your primary doctor. A neurology consult may also be beneficial. ...Read more

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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

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For 2 hours intermittent 30 second ache in and around left breast.No other symptoms. PCP says heart ok.Anxiety?Muscular? Cardiac?Indigestion?

For 2 hours intermittent 30 second ache in and around left breast.No other symptoms. PCP says heart ok.Anxiety?Muscular?   Cardiac?Indigestion?

Hormonal Changes: Anxiety is possible. Before I consider it anxiety, I would look into hormonal changes that are common after the age of 35. Breast exam and a baseline Mammogram and a symptom chart based on your menstrual cycle are the basics I would do first. Decrease your caffeine intake, take some Ibuprofen and increase your physical activity for 3 months. If this does not help, then it is time to get a consult ...Read more

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How come I get heartburn?

How come I get heartburn?

Acid: The acid from your stomach irritates your esophagus (the tube that goes from your stomach to your throat) this can cause heartburn and chest pain. The stomach has a special lining that protects it unless there is an ulcer. ...Read more

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What can I do with heartburn ?

What can I do with heartburn ?

Sure its heartburn?: The possibilities are numerous--ranging from acid reflux (i.e., heartburn) or a peptic ulcer to pancreatic/biliary disease, heart issue, even stress. Alarm signs include weight loss, bleeding, recurrent vomiting, tenderness, chest pain. Simple heartburn should respond to an over-the-counter acid blocker & diet manipulation (see earlier healthtap answers on gerd). Don't ignore persistent symptoms. ...Read more

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How do I treat heartburn at home?

How do I treat heartburn at home?

U can use Tums (calcium carbonate) or: Other antacids or talk to your pharmacist.If this persists for more than a week or two, see your doctor. ...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


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