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Why would I have sudden onset of heartburn tearing each night around 8 lasting through night! i'm a 32 year old healthy female!

Why would I have sudden onset of heartburn tearing each night around 8 lasting through night! i'm a 32 year old healthy female!

Lying down: ...Allows the stomach acid to reflux up the esophagus and cause pain, which persists until you get up or take something for it. Liquid antacid better for "putting out the fire, " and h2 blocker (like pepcid) to prevent it (but takes a few days for full effect). Should also follow up with your dr if been going on for a while, to be sure nothing else present. ...Read more

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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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Sudden severe onset heartburn and pain nausea and fevers with chills ?

Sudden severe onset heartburn and pain nausea and fevers with chills ?

Gastroenteritis?: If this gets much worse get to a doctor and be evaluated. If diarrhea begins along with vomiting stay well hydrated and if you cannot, get to an ER. If the fever becomes worse go and get seen. In short, not enuf info to make a definitive recommendation, but this sounds as if it is any worse you should definitely be seen. Hope you clear up soon. ...Read more

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If I eat ANYTHING it feels stuck in my chest/top of stomach. hurts. lasts all day. Not heartburn on omeprozole sudden onset. what is going on?!

If I eat ANYTHING it feels stuck in my chest/top of stomach. hurts. lasts all day. Not heartburn on omeprozole sudden onset. what is going on?!

Need to see Gastroen: You need to be seen by GI You may have narrowing of the esophagus secondary to reflux. But you needs tests to find the etiology and then you will be started on the correct treatment. ...Read more

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Sudden onset of indigestion , leading to vomitting about 1 hour later. Then more bouts of vomitting about 45 min - 1 hour apart. What might this be?

Sudden onset of  indigestion , leading to vomitting about 1 hour  later. Then more bouts of vomitting about 45 min - 1 hour apart. What might this be?

Many possibilites: Need more information. Had you just eaten, if so what? And sick contacts? It could be food poisoning, stomach flu, gallbladder, intestinal obstruction.... Not enough information has been provided do give a more specific answer. ...Read more

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I have very bad sciatic pain since Dec 14 ,with sudden onset of severe indigestion, and much heavier painful periods. Are these conditions related?

I have very bad sciatic pain since Dec 14 ,with sudden onset of severe indigestion, and much heavier painful periods. Are these conditions related?

See you doctor.: They may be related as sciatica can sometimes represent what we call referred pain. Two months is more than enough time to wait it out. I would make an appointment with your gynecologist. ...Read more

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What is heartburn?

What is heartburn?

Acid reflux: We get heartburn when we feel sour or acid coming up our esophagus . Sometime it is related to something we eat or if we have acid reflux. ...Read more

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How to stop heartburn?

Antacids: Antacids will neutralize acid the quickest, assuming truly heartburn from ge reflux and not , say, cardiac pain which can mimic. See md. Avoid fried, greasy, fatty foods, large meals, acidic foods, tobacco, alcohol, mints, carbonated beverages, chocolate. Don't eat for 2-3 h before bed, or lie down for 2-3h after eating. Otc ppis or h2 blockers can help. Still have sx, or frequent, see md. ...Read more

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What causes heartburn?

What causes heartburn?

Stomach acidity: Our GI system is in continuous operation, with the average adult swallowing 1 quart of saliva/day & the esophagus opening slightly to let it into the stomach. We feed at intervals & the muscular stomach walls squeeze & mix food with stomach acid. If the esophagus opens to accept saliva while the stomach is squeezing, acid is pushed up the esophagus & may burn the walls.Over time this can cause hb. ...Read more

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How to cure heartburn?

How to cure heartburn?

Control-yes. Cure?: Heartburn (gerd) is a pain! many reasons for it. Usually obese, poor diet and lifestyle, but many are thin, eat properly and it is there. Avoiding fatty meals, alcohol, spices to some extent, avoiding eating or drinking after 6 P.M., elevating the head of bed 6-8 inches, taking antacids, alginates, h-2 blockers like pepcid, (famotidine) etc, prilosec, etc may help. May need surgery to cure. See pcp/gi doc. ...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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