Heartburn

The burning sensation that you get in the chest and behind the breastbone is called heartburn. It is commonly caused due to acid reflux, smoking, being overweight, lying immediately after eating, eating spicy food, and drinking alcohol.

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Why do I have a crampy stomach and belching even when scope tests remain clear?

Query: Hi doctor,I am in my early 60s. For the last three months, after dinner, I feel indigestion for 2 hours and have a crampy stomach with lots of belchings. Because of this, I am not on regular food. Earlier, I had a few issues, but that was manageable and not so intense. Now, even when not taking food...  Read Full »


Dr. Happykumar Kagathara

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern for your symptoms. Having normal endoscopy reports does not eliminate other small intestine related causes for indigestion. Constipation itself cause heartburn and belching related to incomplete evacuation due to slow intestinal movement. ...  Read Full »

Will stress cause on and off slight chest pain?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 24 year old male, who weighs 80 kg and I am 6 feet tall, and I have no previous cardiac problems. I have a slight chest pain, almost like the type caused by grief. I work a lot, especially over the last month. The pain has been on off all day since two weeks. I do not want to wast...  Read Full »


Dr. Isaac Gana

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your worries, but there is absolutely nothing to worry. Chest pains can be caused by a lot of factors, from cardiovascular-related to non-cardiovascular related. For example heartburn, costochondritis, angina, etc. Your chest pain is non-car...  Read Full »

How can I get relief from heartburn and bloating?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 32 year old suffering from anxiety disorder, and I took some related medicines for a few years and still take Mirtazapine. I have weight issues from a couple of years. I do blood examinations regularly, which come back normal. Lately, I am having problems with heartburn. I had ...  Read Full »


Dr. Babu Lal Meena

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. All the symptoms are related to bowel disturbance. This is multiple issue disorder, as you are presenting with pain, excessive burping, and heartburn. And you also have constipation. This is called IBS (irritable bowel syndrome). All the symptoms are interrelated. See if...  Read Full »

Kindly help me to overcome my constant chest pain.

Query: Hi doctor, I am an 18 year old male. I am having a mild constant chest pain. Sometimes I feel shortness in breathing, little bit of headache and heaviness in throat. Please help me.  Read Full »


Dr. Vishnu Priya G

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. As per the short history, it is difficult to make a diagnosis. But, I will try to explain the symptoms and related causes. It would have been more helpful if you had given your weight and body mass index (BMI).  Read Full »

How to permanently manage symptoms of GERD?

Query: Hi doctor, I have GERD. My stomach hurts a lot and I think that I have a lump on my throat. I have a heartburn sensation. My doctor advised me to take Pantoprazole and Mucosta 100 mg. My pain gets reduced after taking medications and after few hours it comes back again.  Read Full »


Dr. Ajeet Kumar Lohana

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. The diagnosis of GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease) can be established by two things. The first one is endoscopy and the second one is pH metry test. In case like yours having a low probability of GERD, it is better to do a pH metry test t...  Read Full »

Kindly suggest medicines for heartburn, dry cough, and nausea?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 35-year-old female, and I am 51 kg by weight. I have been having heartburn, dry cough, and nauseous feel for almost a month now. I have amended my diet for more than two months and have not been eating pork or beef. I am taking veggies and fish now. Also, I am eating small portion...  Read Full »


Dr. Mian Shah Yousaf

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I reviewed your detailed history, which is more suggestive of reflux disease. You can follow preventive measures like elevating the headend of your bed by at least 5 inches, and there should be at least two hours gap between dinner and going to bed. Avoid smoking, and l...  Read Full »

Why do I have chronic cough and mild heartburn from the last five days?

Query: Hi doctor,I am a 25-year-old male with a weight of 64 kilograms and a height of five feet four inches. I have a chronic dry cough for the past five days. It becomes more persistent during sleep. I do not have fever. I took a tablet of Cetirizine to rule out the cause of allergy. I have mild heartbur...  Read Full »


Dr. Mian Shah Yousaf

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The condition of chronic cough indicates a cough presenting for months or years. As it is present just for five days, it suggests some reflux episode. It can occur due to laryngeal irritation. It causes cough and leads to a choking-like sensation in sleep. You can t...  Read Full »

Do I need surgery to improve severe reflux symptoms?

Query: Hi doctor,I have heartburn from time to time after taking food. Sometimes I have a sour stomach after taking food. After eating, I spit some of my food and it seems to be clear or milky. Usually, spitting happens when I feel to have a burp. But vomiting happens instead of it. I was taking Dexilant a...  Read Full »


Dr. Ajeet Kumar Lohana

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Reflux resolves by taking medications. Dexilant (Dexlansopraole) and Omeprazole helps a lot. But you have tried taking these two medicines. If it is a refractory GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease) or any side effects due to medications or if you are not willing ...  Read Full »

What can cause acidic with heartburn and occasional stomach pain?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 51-year-old male. I was diagnosed with hay fever before four months. I was prescribed antihistamine, Omeprazole, and nasal spray for it. Though my symptoms got reduced, they never disappeared. After a couple of months, I started to have heartburn, regurgitation, difficulty in swal...  Read Full »


Dr. Nagaraj Patil

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Ulcer in the stomach is not shown as a diagnosis in the ultrasound. Some antibiotics that you are taking can cause side effects with an erosion of the stomach wall. I am not sure whether you are taking medications to reduce the secretion of acid in the stomach. On consi...  Read Full »

Kindly suggest a permanent remedy for my long-term acid reflux problem.

Query: Hi doctor, I have suffered from reflux for over 10 years now, but usually quite manageable. It waxes and wanes. There are periods where I can have no symptoms, eat trigger foods without problems, and take Gaviscon now and then, and there are periods where I have to take 40 mg of PPI daily to keep ...  Read Full »


Dr. Ajeet Kumar Lohana

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read your history and seen the report of gastric scintigraphy (attachment removed to protect patient identity). You do not have gastroparesis, a fraction of 25% at 2 hours post-meal within the stomach is a normal finding. Ideally, it should have been done for...  Read Full »

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