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Is it heart problems, for a few weeks have burning pain between shoulder blades, get indigestion after eating/drinking anything feeling weak/tired alwa?

Is it heart problems, for a few weeks have burning pain between shoulder blades, get indigestion after eating/drinking anything feeling weak/tired alwa?

Esophagitis: It sounds like esophagitis to me - I see you have a hx of stomach ulcer. Have you been checked for H.pylori infection, which could cause your symptoms and is curable with the right antibiotic regimen? (PS, your country, S.Africa, is very beautiful!). ...Read more

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Heartburn (Definition)

A painful burning sensation in the esophagus, just below or behind the breastbone. The pain often rises in your chest and may radiate to ...Read more


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I get bloated & indigestion after eating with pain on my upper back. My sonogram and CT scan showed that my gallbladder was fine. What could this be?

I get bloated & indigestion after eating with pain on my upper back. My sonogram and CT scan showed that my gallbladder was fine. What could this be?

Further evaluation: Have you had hida scan with ejection fraction? Another test to check the gallbladder. Have you been evaluated for ulcers? Can cause symptoms similar to gallbladder. ...Read more

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What does it mean if I get heartburn from eating bread?

What does it mean if I get heartburn from eating bread?

Could be reflux.: Your symptom could be caused by reflux. See your doctor and get tested. The tests to accurately diagnose reflux include an egd (upper endoscopy), a 24hr ph study, and an esophageal manometry. These will accurately diagnose gerd while ruling out problems that mimick reflux. ...Read more

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Why do I get heartburn and a headache after eating sugar?

Why do I get heartburn and a headache after eating sugar?

Sucrose intolerance: Sounds like you are deficient in enzyme sucrase; hence the symptoms. Consult with a GI specialist. ...Read more

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I get severely bloated after eating bread but not allergic to gluten?

I get severely bloated after eating bread but not allergic to gluten?

Gluten intolerance: Celiac disease from a gluten allergy affects about 1/130 americans. Gluten intolerance which is associated with all the same symptoms is much more common. ...Read more

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Hi I get pains in my gums after eating bread even if its soft it causes irritation to my gums for a few hours afterwards whatay cause this? Thanks

Hi I get pains in my gums after eating bread even if its soft it causes irritation to my gums for a few hours afterwards whatay cause this? Thanks

Gum pain: Your gum pain is most likely caused by food impaction between your teeth or some degree of periodontal (gum) disease. However, that's just a guess. You should get a proper dental exam, x-rays and a periodontal evaluation with your own local dentist. ...Read more

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Why do I get sleepy after eating starchy foods? Usually when I eat bread, pasta or potatoes. It doesn't seem to matter how much/little I eat of it.

Why do I get sleepy after eating starchy foods? Usually when I eat bread, pasta or potatoes. It doesn't seem to matter how much/little I eat of it.

Sugar: Simple carbohydrates are starchy foods that contain only one or two types of sugar. Unlike complex carbohydrates such as legumes and whole grains, many simple carbohydrates tend to cause dramatic spikes in blood sugar that can result in feelings of sleepiness and drowsiness. For best result, adopt a diet that emphasizes foods with low glycemic index. ...Read more

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Now retired my sister and I both get bloated and get some pain after eating too much bread. Test neg for gluten. Is there a hereditary intolerance?

Now retired my sister and I both get bloated and get some pain after eating too much bread. Test neg for gluten. Is there a hereditary intolerance?

Gluten intolerance: Gluten-sensitive enteropathy (celiac disease) is much less common than gluten intolerance. Like lactose intolerance, caffeine intolerance, sorbitol intolerance (with regard to needing to restrict each respective substance), people who are gluten intolerant do better to avoid gluten-containing foods. Only about 10% of the population are gluten intolerant. Add gluten back to diet slowly & assess. ...Read more

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Is it normal to get heartburn after eating pop tarts and drinking a glass of water at night?

Is it normal to get heartburn after eating pop tarts and drinking a glass of water at night?

Pop Tarts?: Normal no, common yes. You had gastroesophogeal reflux, a very common condition. Tonight, take Tums (calcium carbonate) or some other antacid. Consider medical visit if it continues or recurs. ...Read more

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I'm 22. I always get shortness of breath and feel really full after eating a little bit. Ex. kids meals, cereal. Why is it? I don't get heartburn...

I'm 22. I always get shortness of breath and feel really full after eating a little bit. Ex. kids meals, cereal. Why is it? I don't get heartburn...

Probably reflex: Difficulty breathing is one of the more frightening symptoms of acid reflux or the chronic form of the condition, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). Research published in the Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology notes that GERD may be associated with breathing difficulties such as bronchoaspiration, which can sometimes lead to life-threatening respiratory complications. ...Read more

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I often get heartburn, stomach pains, and acid reflex after eating. I don't have a balanced diet. What should I do?

Change habits: Start with smaller meals
less fat or fried food
more whole fresh fruits and vegetables
minimize caffeine- coke- coffee and tea from your diet. Try to eliminate for the short term
see a doctor to determine if you need additional treatment and testing if the above doesn't produce satisfactory results. ...Read more

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I get freezing cold after eating refined carbs. Bread rice etc vasoconstriction. Hands turn dark purple, white. Lips freezing. Paleness. Possible cause?

I get freezing cold after eating refined carbs. Bread rice etc vasoconstriction. Hands turn dark purple, white. Lips freezing. Paleness. Possible cause?

Unrelated: I am not sure that these two are related. I am unaware of correlation with carbs and vasoconstriction. Purple hands are something that you may want to have looked into though as this can be sign of some vasculitis or other internal process. ...Read more

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Why is it that you sometimes get heartburn after eating pickled veggies, even though natural stomach acid should be a much stronger acid than vinegar?

Why is it that you sometimes get heartburn after eating pickled veggies, even though natural stomach acid should be a much stronger acid than vinegar?

Type of food: It's not so much the acid in vinegar but the type of food that increases stomach acid production and causes heartburn. For example lime is acidic but does not cause heartburn in most. ...Read more

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I get heartburn every time I eat carb foods (pasta, breads, oatmeal etc). Is this gluten related? I don't experience other gluten allergy symptoms.

I get heartburn every time I eat carb foods (pasta, breads, oatmeal etc). Is this gluten related? I don't experience other gluten allergy symptoms.

Possible: Try gluten-free oat to see if causes the same symptoms. Even though you may not have the full-blown symptoms, and heart burn is not the usual symptoms in gluten intolerance, it cannot be totally ruled out. Nonetheless it would be a good idea for you to consult a doctor regarding these symptoms. ...Read more

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Visible heartbeat in stomach, indigestion, and gas after eating?

Visible heartbeat in stomach, indigestion, and gas after eating?

Heartburn: Acid reflux is addressed differently depending on severity and symptoms. I suggest you visit your GP or get a referral to a GI doc for some advice and Proton pump inhibitor medication ...Read more

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Whenever I run far distances (>2 mi) I have uncomfortable belches with vomit. I wait after eating, and this acid indigestion occurs. Is this normal?

Whenever I run far distances (>2 mi) I have uncomfortable belches with vomit. I wait after eating, and this acid indigestion occurs. Is this normal?

Acid reflux: As long as cardiac issues have been excluded by md the usual cause is reflux. Especially athletes with intense fitness regimens, good workout can have a unpleasant side effect: acid reflux. Wait for usually two hours after eating. Eat sensibly before exercise. Avoid foods that increase risk of acid reflux, like chocolate, citrus juices, caffeinated drinks, and spicy or fatty food. ...Read more

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I have been having increased indigestion (burping), My abdomen hurts after eating a meal (first up high then lower) I feel fine in morning, yellow fec?

I have been having increased indigestion (burping), My abdomen hurts after eating a meal (first up high then lower) I feel fine in morning, yellow fec?

See answer: Dyspepsia (indigestion) can be due to various causes, ranging from GERD to peptic ulcer disease, gastritis and H.pylori infection. A large number of patients with indigestion +/- pain have non-ulcer dyspepsia which is the term used when all tests are normal and no other cause is apparent. For more information see: http://bit. Ly/1S4Uupd and http://bit. Ly/1Yh19QU If symptoms persist >H T consult ...Read more

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Nausea after eating a small snack. Ongoing for two days. Indigestion feeling at times. Sharp pain in Rt side at times. No fever.?

Nausea after eating a small snack. Ongoing for two days. Indigestion feeling at times. Sharp pain in Rt side at times. No fever.?

Plenty: Sometimes indigestion, abdominal pain can be a subtle and only sign your heart is calling out to you. In my experience its safer to rule out life threatening conditions like heart attacks, arrythmias and then focus on less threatening abdominal issues. Without a history, complete physical it would be unwise to diagnose you. Please see your doctor or go to the emergency room as soon as you can. ...Read more

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Nausea/ indigestion for up to three hrs after eating anything plus heart rate and BP going opposite way to each other on 45 min tilt test related?

Nausea/ indigestion for up to three hrs after eating anything plus heart rate and BP going opposite way to each other on 45 min tilt test related?

Unlikely: If your heart rate goes up and your blood pressure goes down on a tilt test, it could explain faints, if you're having them. It wouldn't explain digestive issues which, at least superficially, suggest gall bladder disease. ...Read more

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Hi, lacked of water can bring on dizziness, how about food indigestion? My mother felt dizzy after eating sometimes. Thanks.

Hi, lacked of water can bring on dizziness, how about food indigestion? My mother felt dizzy after eating sometimes. Thanks.

Could be: When you eat, blood flow increases to the stomach to digest the food. If your mother is dehydrated, the lack of fluids would reduce blood flow to her brain and cause dizziness. ...Read more

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Why does the top of my stomach hurt and burn for hours after eating at night, cant sleep, peeing alot. Indigestion? Will pepto help?

Why does the top of my stomach hurt and burn for hours after eating at night, cant sleep, peeing alot. Indigestion? Will pepto help?

Reflux: Your stomach pain sounds a lot like gastroesophageal reflux where acid is leaking up into your esophagus from your stomach. Try to avoid eating in the 2 hours before you go to bed. There are several classes of medications available over the counter to help with those symptoms including peptobismol, famotidine, and the proton pump inhibitors like omeprazole. ...Read more

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Does functional dyspepsia or IBS cause a dry cough after eating? Or is it more likely to be reflux?

Does functional dyspepsia or IBS cause a dry cough after eating? Or is it more likely to be reflux?

A dry cough: Is not typical of functional dyspepsia. Functional dyspepsia is defined by the ROME III guidelines as upper abdominal pain, burning, fullness, getting full easily. Dry cough can be a subtle sign of GERD, gastroesophageal reflux disease. ...Read more

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I have sharp stabbing pains after eating bread and yogurt. What could it be?

I have sharp stabbing pains after eating bread and yogurt. What could it be?

Cavity or cracked: Tooth. Neither can be good. It sounds like, regardless of cavity or cracked tooth, it's causing pain, which means dental nerve inside tooth is affected. This can lead to nerve death. Please seek dental care. ...Read more

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Why do I always feel sick after eating shredded wheat or bread?

Why do I always feel sick after eating shredded wheat or bread?

Gluten intolerance: Gluten-sensitive enteropathy (celiac disease) is much less common than gluten intolerance. Like lactose intolerance, caffeine intolerance, sorbitol intolerance (with regard to needing to restrict each respective substance), people who are gluten intolerant do better to avoid gluten-containing foods. Only about 10% of the population are gluten intolerant. Can add gluten back to diet slowly & assess ...Read more

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Max dose of ranitidine? I've been taking 150mg twice a day for two weeks to control heartburn that starts 3-4 hours after eating.

Max dose of ranitidine? I've been taking 150mg twice a day for two weeks to control heartburn that starts 3-4 hours after eating.

Family Practice: Ranitidine commonly called zantac (ranitidine) is an otc medication used for heartburn. It's usual max dose is 300 mg a day. It may be used long term but one should see a gastroenterologist if you elect to do so. ...Read more

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Not only do I fart a lot after eating bread but the smell is horrible. Should I stay away from bread altogether? What else in the bread in other foods

Not only do I fart a lot after eating bread but the smell is horrible. Should I stay away from bread altogether? What else in the bread in other foods

Yes: What kind of bread are you eating? Bread may contain milk which has lactose. Some people are intolerant of lactose and this will cause farting. You can do without bread. Eat oatmeal for breakfast instead ...Read more

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After eating or drinking a trigger food, when I should I expect heartburn symptoms?

After eating or drinking a trigger food, when I should I expect heartburn symptoms?

Any time: Gastroesophageal reflux which can give symptoms of heartburn can occur almost immediately after eating. In some patients with slow gastric emptying the reflux can occur up to several hours after ingestion of meal. ...Read more

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Heartburn, after eating or drinking a trigger food, when should I expect heartburn symptoms?

Heartburn, after eating or drinking a trigger food, when should I expect heartburn symptoms?

Within 2-3 hours: Most people can have symptoms within 2-3 hours of eating food that causes heartburn or acid reflux. It is best to avoid foods that you know are triggers. ...Read more

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I have started to experience heartburn when hungry, and for a short time after eating. Is this significant/ any OTC remedies? Thanks

Omeprazole: You can try Omeprazole 20 mg 30 minutes before breakfast. If you notice improvement over next 2-3 weeks, then you should see your primary doctor to discuss more about long term use / benefit / risk of this medication. Meanwhile stop taking any pain killer if you have been taking recently (like ibuprofen). You may need to be tested for h pylori bacterial infection your stomach. ...Read more

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Sometimes, more times than none, I feel slightly dizzy after eating things like bread. It's usually immediate and does not last for long, why is this?

Sometimes, more times than none, I feel slightly dizzy after eating things like bread. It's usually immediate and does not last for long, why is this?

See your PCP: Rule out pregnancy, if applicable, and seek MD attention esp if chronic, but seek urgent care if "red flags" e.g. bleeding, nausea/vomiting, fever/chills, and increased abdominal pain. Chronically, there could be underlying treatable problems such as gluten allergy, IBS, gallbladder disease, etc. Happy to consult but would require more info on past history, medications, and more details of symptom ...Read more

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Why do I always feel hungry and with heartburn in the morning? I barely drink anything acidic. Even after eating I feel hungry.

Why do I always feel hungry and with heartburn in the morning? I barely drink anything acidic. Even after eating I feel hungry.

If not pregnant...: ...distinguish inflammatory (ulcer, small bowel disease, gallbladder/ biliary problem, pancreatitis, uti), structural (partial obstruction, extrinsic impression against the gut (adhesions, superior mesenteric artery syndrome), functional (gastroparesis, irritable bowel), GERD, anxiety, much more. A thorough exam and some directed imaging studies & labs should provide your answer. ...Read more

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