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What does heartburn feel like during pregnancy? I'm not sure on what i've been feeling

What does heartburn feel like during pregnancy? I'm not sure on what i've been feeling

Often chest pain.: Heartburn is usually pain under the sternum or in upper abdomen. It may feel like a burning or raw sensation. May also feel like stabbing pain under the sternum. It is usually relieved or improved with antacids or something like Pepcid (famotidine) or prilosec. If severe or not relieved see your 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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Do only american foods like hot dogs and chili cause heartburn?

Do only american foods like hot dogs and chili cause heartburn?

Don't eat out a lot?: Have you never developed gerd from mexican, italian, or french food? The central theme in avoiding spicy, greasy food, mints, alcohol, tobacco, chocolate, tomato-based products, caffeinated & fizzy drinks is to reduce stomach volume and minimize relaxation of the lower esophageal sphincter. Regardless of the nationality of food, avoid eating before bedtime. Losing weight is often helpful too. ...Read more

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I had really spicy good for dinner and now i'm having extremely bad heartburn. It feels like fire. What can I do for temporary relief?

I had really spicy good for dinner and now i'm having extremely bad heartburn. It feels like fire. What can I do for temporary relief?

Try tums (calcium carbonate): For temporary relief try tums (calcium carbonate). But if this is severe or persistent or recurrent, see a doctor. And if at ant time you have difficulty swallowing or feel food getting stuck you should see a gastroenterologist. ...Read more

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Since i got of per. I've felt like i'm tryin to start agin and now i'm havin heartburn and sick feelin not sposed to start for another 2wks?

Tou sound toxic: Stay away from processed spicy foods. Eat healthy vegetables and fresh fruits, rest and de-stress. Avoid tobacco passive and active. Get a good night sleep. If you have another period after 2 just weeks, make sure you are not anemic and do take iron. Make sure vit d level is normal. ...Read more

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Do pleurisy symptoms feel like heartburn?

Do pleurisy symptoms feel like heartburn?

Generally not: Pleurisy is an inflammation of the lining of the lungs, and many details of this are in prior answers. 'heartburn' is a layman's term of a sensation anywhere from the upper abdomen to the throat of a 'burning' or heat or acid taste. It is generally caused by acid or stomach contents returning into the esophagus, and the pain caused by it is not related to breathing, as is pleurisy. ...Read more

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I would like to know the best cure for heartburn, thank u?

Medications: Proton pump inhibitors such as Prilosec (omeprazole), prevacid, protonix, (pantoprazole) etc are very effective for most people. Prilosec and Prevacid are available over the counter. ...Read more

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how exactly does heartburn feel like? When lie down or standing up my chest area feels like it is beating harder. No pain though. Is this heartburn?

 how exactly does heartburn feel like? When lie down or standing up my chest area feels like it is beating harder.
No pain though.

Is this heartburn?

No: You may be "feeling" the "transmitted" beating of your heart.....once "aware" of this its HARD TO IGNORE IT!!! Hope this helps! Dr Z ...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

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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