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Woke up in the middle of the night with a burning type sensation in my lower chest which faded in and out. Is this indigestion/heart burn?

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Dr. Ryan Phasouk
Family Medicine

In brief: See your doctor

Your symptoms may be signs of something significantly wrong.
One cannot tell without a complete history, physical and possible lab/imaging tests. Follow with your doctor as soon as you can. Things that can cause burning in chest include heartburn, pneumonia, heart attacks, or blood clots.

In brief: See your doctor

Your symptoms may be signs of something significantly wrong.
One cannot tell without a complete history, physical and possible lab/imaging tests. Follow with your doctor as soon as you can. Things that can cause burning in chest include heartburn, pneumonia, heart attacks, or blood clots.
Dr. Ryan Phasouk
Dr. Ryan Phasouk
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Dr. Albert Pizzo
Family Medicine

In brief: ?GERD

At your age the most probable cause is gerd gastro esophageal reflux.
Stomach contents especially when they contain irritants like alcohol can reflux from the stomach into the esophagus when lying down, and cause burning in the esophagus. Try an ant acid like Tums (calcium carbonate) when you have the pain and see if it relieves it. If this continues you should see your doctor about this.

In brief: ?GERD

At your age the most probable cause is gerd gastro esophageal reflux.
Stomach contents especially when they contain irritants like alcohol can reflux from the stomach into the esophagus when lying down, and cause burning in the esophagus. Try an ant acid like Tums (calcium carbonate) when you have the pain and see if it relieves it. If this continues you should see your doctor about this.
Dr. Albert Pizzo
Dr. Albert Pizzo
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