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What would cause severe burning in my throat? I know it is not heartburn. It happens when I'm up moving around or walking. I do have heart problems.

Any time someone... ...says a symptom of any kind is severe, it's time to see a doctor. I don't know what heart problems you have, but angina (heart pain from a blocked artery in the heart) can be felt in the neck, shoulder, arm or hand. Putting "severe" and "heart problems" together tells meet you need to see your doctor about this. NOW! Best wishes. Dr. Anne. Read more...

My bf has swelling in both feet/ankles with bruising (no sprains/injuries), chest pain, severe heartburn, & upper left-quadrant pain. Heart problems?

Possibly. While those symptoms can be heart-related, other organ systems maybe the source of all those findings. Also, there maybe a combination of organs that may lead to those symptoms and findings. Leg swelling can be from kidney disorder or varicose veins. Chest pain can be gastrointestinal, pulmonary, chest wall, etc. A physician visit will be helpful. Read more...
Heart problems. Would certainly be in the differential diagnosis. A medical visit would be prudent - chest pain should never go unchecked, particularly in light of the other symptoms being reported. Read more...
Have it evaluated. A person with chest pain needs to be evaluated and treated appropriately. Multiple possible causes may be: heart attack, esophageal reflux, anxiety, musculoskeletal, pneumonia, pulmonary embolus, and aortic dissection. Have it evaluated right away to prevent potential serious complications. Read more...

Is my child’s coughing related to heart burn? He does not have any breathing problems…

Possibly. Coughing is a symptom and not a condition, therefore there are many possible causes. Heart burn (also known as gastroesophageal reflux disease or gerd) is a possible cause, especially if there are no breathing problems. Other causes include upper respiratory infections, allergies and asthma. Mild asthma can present as a cough without respiratory distress. Read more...
Maybe. Some cough is related to heartburn (gerd). But it can be related to other things, depending on the age, time of day, type of cough (dry vs wet), and triggers (after meals? After play?) other things to consider include allergies and asthma. Testing for gerd is tough in little kids - sometimes your doctor may suggest trying some medication to see if it helps. Read more...

I have a heart burn problem since 4 years. I got an endoscopy done and the doctor said it is GERD and he prescribed rabeprozole. I have temporarly relief but no fix. What should I do?

Talk to him. In addition some condition and treatment is not a cure jut to ease things off. Read more...
Further work-up need. Make sure you were also tested for h-pylori infection as sometimes it can produce similar symptoms. A hiatal hernia also needs to be ruled out. Sometimes anti-reflux surgery is needed when medical therapy fails. Read more...
Consider alternative. Not every medication in that class (ppi) works quite as well for an individual. Consider omeprazole, esomeprazole, pantoprazole, lansoprazole, deslansoprazole. Some patients benefit from addiing a pepsid class (h2) medi to their ppi regimen. Others may need to undergo surgical procedure of fundoplication. For any of these, you should return to your gastroenterologist for individual treatment. Read more...