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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I had the symptoms such as heartburn, belching, and burning sensation in the chest and throat. What could be the reason?

Query: Hi doctor, I want to show the reports of upper abdomen ultrasound and stool tests. Earlier I had the symptoms such as heartburn, belching, and burning sensation in the chest and throat. Currently, I am taking Digene. Kindly help me.  Read Full »

Dr. Rajesh Bansari

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. Your symptoms are suggestive of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). However, your laboratory reports are normal (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity). Reflux disease can be due to low weight, excessive acidity, or a lo...  Read Full »

Why do I have a burning sensation in my throat and chest, breathlessness, and an urge to vomit?

Query: Hello doctor,I have a burning sensation in my throat and chest. I feel breathless, and the condition worsens in the morning and night. I also feel the urge to vomit, but I do not feel nauseous. I do not have any previous history of the symptoms, and I am currently on contraceptive pills. Please help...  Read Full »

Dr. Basuki Nath Bhagat

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read your query, and I am sorry for such discomfort you are having. I guess you have gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) or acid reflux, considering your symptoms. Please answer the below questions: 1) How often do you get these symptoms? 2) Is it more a...  Read Full »

Can I take tablet Omeprazole with my anxiety medication tablet Dothiepin?

Query: Hi doctor, I am currently on tablet Dothiepin for anxiety. I have a history of GERD, and lately, my heartburn and belching have gotten worse. I need to know whether I can take tablet Omeprazole with my medication. Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. May I know, 1. What is the frequency of your anxiety medicine? 2. When did you take it lastly? 3. How much mg of anxiety medications are you taking? Please reply to me with answers to the above-asked questions so that I can guide you better abou...  Read Full »

Why do I have discomfort and heartburn in the upper part of my stomach?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 29 years old. I have discomfort and a heartburn feeling in the middle-upper region of my stomach. I am currently not under any medication but have tried taking an over-the-counter acid reducer, which did not help. I started having excessive diarrhea recently, along with discomfor...  Read Full »

Dr. Manisha Raghunath Auradkar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. The pain you are experiencing can be associated with different reasons, and diarrhea might or might not be related to it. Your symptoms suggest a gas issue, but an ultrasound is necessary to confirm it and rule out the oth...  Read Full »

What is the reason for the severe stabbing pain in my stomach?

Query: Hello doctor, This has happened to me twice now. This feeling usually lasts for about five to 10 minutes. It felt like a knife was pushed into my stomach and was being twisted. The pain is at the center of my upper stomach. Other than frequent heart burn, I am or at least I feel, healthy. I am not ...  Read Full »

Dr. Chandra Prakash Tanwar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. As you mentioned, you have a stabbing pain in the upper abdomen, that lasts for five to 10 minutes. From your description as well as a history of frequent heart burn, the probable reason could be: A gastric or a duodenal ulcer. Biliary colic. Pancreatic pain. I sugges...  Read Full »

I have pain in my upper left back region, and my ECG was abnormal. What does this mean?

Query: Hi doctor,I have pain in my upper left back region. My ECG was abnormal, but my echo was normal. My BP is 130/80 mmHg, random blood sugar is 184, total cholesterol is 124, and triglyceride is 463. I have panic disorder, and I am taking regular medicine.  Read Full »

Dr. Settipalli Saravan Pramod

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The symptoms are suggestive of acute gastritis, which might be present as similar complaints as you mentioned. But to rule out heart conditions like angina, as ECG shows abnormal changes, kindly upload your reports to have proper information. I suggest you try taking tab...  Read Full »

My wife and I both experienced heartburn weeks ago. Have we contracted a bacteria?

Query: Hello doctor, My wife and I both started experiencing heartburn two weeks ago. It began at the same time for both of us. I had taken Pantoprazole for a year, and it has kept me in a good place related to heartburn. I also use Simvastatin and Losartan. Could we have contracted some bacteria causin...  Read Full »

Dr. Habeeb Abdulrasheed

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thanks for writing in, and I understand your concern. Food poisoning in the form of bacterial ingestion does not typically give this kind of symptom. Most likely, you have gastroesophageal reflux disease. It may be from acid reflux from your stomach to your lower eso...  Read Full »

What can I do to get rid of my heartburn?

Query: Hello doctor, I am suffering from heartburn, chest pain, nausea, and breathlessness. I got done 2D echo, ECG, vitamins D levels, endoscopy, and blood tests. All the reports are normal.  Read Full »

Dr. Surbhi Bansal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. There are several things you can do to prevent an episode of heartburn like: Avoid alcohol. Normally alcohol in moderation is well tolerated by many, but for people prone to acidity, even a small amount of alcohol can cause discomfort. Avoid smoking. The nicotine in to...  Read Full »

What is the best treatment for stomach flu?

Query: Hello doctor, A week ago, I woke up with an upset stomach, diarrhea, vomiting and rotten egg burps. I suspect it was due to a dairy product that I ate a day earlier. A few hours later, I ate some pasta, and everything started over again with diarrhea, vomiting, and the rotten egg burps. The next day...  Read Full »

Dr. Anshul Varshney

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen your reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity), and they are within normal limits. Your description fits into acute gastroenteritis, that is, a stomach infection. My recommendations would be the following: A combination of Ofloxacin and Orni...  Read Full »

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 »

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