Top
20
Doctor insights on: Is Pain Below Sternum A Symptom Of Gastroesophageal Reflux

Share
Dr. Sanjiv Kaul
3 doctors shared insights

Reflux (Definition)

Acid reflux is defined as the presence of acidic gastric contents in the esophagus causing irritation. It's cause is blamed on the a lax gastroesophageal shpincter that permits usch regurgitation. Vesicoureteral reflux is regurgitation (backing up) of urine in the bladder into the ureter ...Read more


2

2
Chest pain in the middle of chest like at breastbone is this acid reflux?

Chest pain in the middle of chest like at breastbone is this acid reflux?

Could be.: There are many causes for pain like this, and it's not possible to determine the exact cause without an exam and maybe some tests. Most causes are benign and resolve without specific treatment. You might want to try an over the counter acid blocker (omeprazole or ranitidine are examples) and see if you get relief, and if not consult a physician if the pain persists. ...Read more

3

3
Is pain in my jaw a symptom of heartburn?

Is pain in my jaw a symptom of heartburn?

No, but: No, but "heartburn" and left jaw pain can be a sign of angina or a heart attack. See MD ASAP (now) about your symptoms. if heart negative, see oral surgeon for jaw pain. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
4

4
Is gagging a symptom of stomach hernia?

Is gagging a symptom of stomach hernia?

Yes but other causes: Stomach hernia or hiatal hernia, is where the lower esophageal sphincter, which controls passage of food between the stomach and esophagus. Is not in the normal location and can cause symptoms of reflux or heartburn. The gag reflex involves the muscles of the back of the throat start to contract in order to prevent us from swallowing or aspirating. Many conditions are associated with gagging. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
6

6
Is pain above right breast when sometimes swallowing breads or meats a symptom of gerd?

Is pain above right breast when sometimes swallowing breads or meats a symptom of gerd?

May be: Although it could be GERD but other possibilities include a stricture, esophageal web, infection, heart related problems to mention a few . Please consult a physician to discuss it in detail. ...Read more

7

7
Help please! is chest pain a symptom of heartburn?

Quite often: One of the most common causes of chest pain is gastroesophageal reflux (heartburn). With chest pain the other etiologies include cardiac, musculoskeletal, and sometimes lung. There are medications for relief of heartburn and prevent serious changes in the esophagus such as esophagitis and stricture.See your physician to verify cause of symptoms. ...Read more

8

8
Is chest pain a symptom of JRA?

Can be associated : Juvenile rheumatoid arthritis can involve covering of lungs and heart called pleura and pericardium which can get inflamed and cause chest pain . http://patient.info/doctor/juvenile-idiopathic-arthritis-pro ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
9

9
Is upper back pain a possible symptom of a heart attack?

Is upper back pain a possible symptom of a heart attack?

Possible: It would be somewhat atypical as a symptom, but certainly possible. More concerning is the condition known as aortic dissection which commonly causes upper back pain. Of course numerous orthopedic conditions of the spine also cause this symptom. Get it checked out immediately if it is abrupt in onset and uncomfortable. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
10

10
Is excessive burping a symptom of GERD?

Is excessive burping a symptom of GERD?

It can be.: Belching is a rather frequent symptom of gastroesophageal reflux disease. If you are well treated for your reflux, you may notice that your belching improves. Good luck. ...Read more

11

11
Acid reflux and upset stomach is a cause of chest discomfort or one more symptom ?

Acid reflux and upset stomach is a cause of chest discomfort or one more symptom ?

Both: Chest discomfort is and can be a symptom of many medical problems! The most life threatening are heart disease and pulmonary embolus! These must be excluded first by a thorough history and exam! Then less emergent causes such as acid reflux can be evaluated! Please don't ignore chest discomfort! Could be life threatening ...Read more

12

12
Is heartburn and acid reflux a common sign or symptoms of hiv?

Not related: HIV does not present with acid reflux or heartburn. The acute signs of HIV conversion are usually fatigue, fever, lumps (enlarged lymph nodes), malaise, and sometimes rash. The bottom line HIV and acid reflux are not related. If you think you have been exposed to HIV please get tested for it as well as other sexually transmitted diseases. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
13

13
Is back pain is a symptom of lung tb?

Is back pain is a symptom of lung tb?

Potts disease t: I don't know about lung TB but TB can spread to spine and cause potts disease with bone collapse was common in asia at one time. ...Read more

15

15
RUQ pain off and on. No gallbladder. Have GERD/acid reflux. Could GERD cause pain slightly to right of middle of chest?

RUQ pain off and on.  No gallbladder.  Have GERD/acid reflux.  Could GERD cause pain slightly to right of middle of chest?

Yes: Yes it could. So could ulcer pain, pain in your colon, liver problems and other issues. In addition, right sided pneumonias or even chest injury/strain can cause it. So, there are many things that can cause pain to the right of midline, even without a gall bladder! ...Read more

16

16
Diagnosed with small sliding hiatus hernia no heartburns but sharp chest pain which radiates to back sometimes. Is this condition serious ? Ty

Diagnosed with small sliding hiatus hernia no heartburns but sharp chest pain which radiates to back sometimes. Is this condition serious ? Ty

Hiatal hernias: If small, no. Could have resultant reflux pain, which stems from stomach acid going back up the esophagus. You are at risk for this because of the hiatal hernia, & usually is present after eating something spicy, fatty or really heavy. Avoid foods like above as well as smoking, alcohol & medications like Aleve/Advil/Motrin. See a GI specialist or Surgeon for possible repair, if the pain continues. ...Read more

17

17
Is heart burn & globus sensation a sign of a hital hernia? Or more likely acid reflux.

Is heart burn & globus sensation  a sign of a hital  hernia? Or more likely  acid reflux.

GERD: Heart burn & globus sensation can be in both Hiatal Hernia and Gastro-Esophageal Reflux Disorder(GERD) Other symptoms of Hiatal Hernia are- bloated feeling after eating, belching, difficulty swallowing, chest or abdominal pain, vomiting blood or passing black stools or shortness of breath. See Gastroenterologist for Diagnosis, discuss endoscopy; have Treatment. See Psychiatrist for stress. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
18

18
Could pain in left shoulder blade and chest be a symptom of espohageal cancer?

Could pain in left shoulder blade and chest be a symptom of espohageal cancer?

Unlikely in the sho-: Ulder blade, but chest maybe. You might have symptoms like difficulty in swallowing or repeated regurgitations, maybe loss of weight, feeling of a mass or fullness in the upper middle part of the tummy, or in the neck area---- depending on the location of the lesion. Best would be to see your pcp and a gen surgeon so you could be investigated ; treatment started, as necessary. Good luck. ...Read more

20

20
What is esophageal pain a symptom of?

What is esophageal pain a symptom of?

A few possibilities: Are you sure it is your esophagus? Pain coming from the heart can mimic esophageal pain, and should be excluded. Esophageal reflux can cause burning in the chest or throat, esophageal spasm can cause chest discomfort-. ...Read more

Dr. Peter Ihle
33 doctors shared insights

Pain Under Breast Bone (Definition)

The sternum is sometimes referred to as the "breastbone". Pain under the breast bone would medically referred to as substernal pain. Although there are multiple causes, cardiac and pulmonary sources need ...Read more


Dr. Charles Cattano
1,518 doctors shared insights

Heartburn (Definition)

Burning pain or irritation in the upper stomach or lower chest. May be worse on lying down, and is ...Read more