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Is Pain Below Sternum A Symptom Of Gastroesophageal Reflux
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is heartburn always a symptom with GERD? I've had 3 bouts this year of stomach pain, sick stomach, related pain on left of chest. Is it GERD?
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hiatal hernia or gastroesophageal reflux disease produce a feeling of lump in throat? other symptoms bloating, regurgitation. .especially afte meals.
RUQ pain off and on. No gallbladder. Have GERD/acid reflux. Could GERD cause pain slightly to right of middle of chest?
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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