Chest pain feels like your being stabbed. Is this heart burn?

More info. Chest pain can be caused by many things, more specific information would help to narrow down the likely suspects. Heartburn is a term often used to describe indigestion, acid reflux, or just gi-related pain in the lower chest/upper abdomen area. 'burning' is a more common phrase patients use for this pain rather than 'stabbing', which can often be more consistent with pleurisy or chest wall pain.

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Having chest pain but mostly when I lay down, never had heart burn. Could this be heart burn?

Could be. It is common for heartburn symptoms to occur when lying down. This can present as chest pain. If you have other cardiac risk factors such as , family history, obesity, high blood pressure, smoking, or diabetes you should seek medical attention to rule out a blockage in your heart. Read more...

What's the difference between heart burn chest pain and chest pain that could mean heart trouble?

Chest pain ? Can be common , if u have it , see u physician asap for evaluation and work up. Read more...
Can overlap. Heartburn is esophagitis, gastritis, reflux and related to diet, timing, bending over, regurgitation, better with antacids, GI meds Prilosec etc. Sometimes belching. Tends to be front and neck and " burning" ! angina and heart attack tend to be pressure, squeeze, and sweaty, clammy, fearful- anxiety provoking fear of death! Read more...

Chest pain that felt like heart burn, next day felt pain on left side. Pain increases when taking deep breathes and laying down. What's wrong?

Painful inspiration. at your age it is most likely Pleurisy, look it up. Possible Pneumothorax can occur spontaneously. Worst would be a blood clot in your lungs. Smoke, birth control, body habitus, family history, surgery and travel adjust odds of one versus the others. Read more...

I've been feeling chest pain & minimal heart burn. Yesterday I felt dizzy & nauseous so I threw up. I've been eating sugars. Is there anything to do?

Chest pain. Chest pain can be from numerous reasons, and it's very rare for someone your age for this to be heart related. Most carbs (sugars) cause heartburn in some people. If you believe it's heart burn, then short acting antiacids are best (eg tums). Read more...

Right side chest pain, difficulty swallowing heart burn. Clean bill from cardio. Waiting on follow up w/ gastro. What to expect. Already takin rx Gerd?

Mgt/workup. Your GI specialist may order additional tests or perform an endoscopy of your upper GI tract to determine the underlying cause of your GERD. I would suggest an H Pylori screening test. A change in dose or anti reflux medication may be indicated after this assessment. Read more...