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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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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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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

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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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How can I treat indigestion?

How can I treat indigestion?

Habits: 1- minimize caffeine 2- minimize stress as directed 3- full night sleep- raise head of bed 4- avoid nsaids (motrin advil) 5- multiple small meals ( no large meals) 6- weight maintenance/ lose weight 7- dietary restrictions/ no spicy 8- avoid late night eating, wait 3 hours from last meal prior to sleep 9- 30 to 40 min brisk walk four times per week. ...Read more

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What can I use for indigestion?

What can I use for indigestion?

Treat the cause: Indigestion is a symptom and not a disease, you have to find the cause .Treatment depends on the underlying cause.If it gets worse or does not get better see a doctor.You can avoid eating late at night relax after eating avoid alcohol don't smoke avoid spicy foods drink fluid after rather than during meals. ...Read more

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What can I do .Fo bad indigestion?

What can I do .Fo bad indigestion?

Tummy ache?: Indigestion is a rather vague term .Think in descriptive terms like cramping, burning, nausea, heartburn, bloating, burping, painful, and also what makes it worse/better, to more accurately describe your complaint. Hope this was helpful. Alcohol is a chemical irritant that can cause inflammation in the stomach. ...Read more

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Why do I wake up in the night with bad indigestion?

Why do I wake up in the night with bad indigestion?

Lots of questions: It can depend on what you ate, when you ate it, how much you ate. All these issues should be addressed to your physician and your doctor will be able to advise you and do additional testing if necessary. Try to keep a log of the above questions so when you visit, you can answer the questions based on your findings. ...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


Dr. John Landi
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Stomach Upset (Definition)

Stomach upset can be due to problems in digestion or ...Read more