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Severe stomach burning and feeling of bad heartburn for 6 days. Black tarry stool now. Stomach is worse when laying down. Suggestions? I take nexium (esomeprazole).

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Dr. Amy Deeken
Pathology

In brief: Call your doctor

Soon. The symptoms above are associated with gastric inflammation and possibly ulcers and bleeding.
This should be evaluated soon to be sure there is nothing serious going on.

In brief: Call your doctor

Soon. The symptoms above are associated with gastric inflammation and possibly ulcers and bleeding.
This should be evaluated soon to be sure there is nothing serious going on.
Thank
Dr. Imran Saeed
Surgery - Colorectal

In brief: Watch your diet

Eat small meals, avoid spicy or fatty foods, coffee, chocolates, wait atleast 2 hrs after a meal before you lie down, and use 2+ pillows.
Milk may help with stomach discomfort. U need an upprr GI evaluation. Contact your family doc.

In brief: Watch your diet

Eat small meals, avoid spicy or fatty foods, coffee, chocolates, wait atleast 2 hrs after a meal before you lie down, and use 2+ pillows.
Milk may help with stomach discomfort. U need an upprr GI evaluation. Contact your family doc.
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