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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Will drugs taken for acid reflux and heartburn cause diarrhea?

Query: Hello doctor, It has been weeks since I have been feeling acid reflux with symptoms of heartburn and back pain. I have been taking Kremil-S and Omeprazole. Lately, I am experiencing diarrhea. I hope you can help me.  Read Full »

Dr. Ajeet Kumar Lohana

Medical Gastroenterologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have reviewed your history as well as the medication profile you just shared. (attachment removed to protect patient identity). So the part of the problem is secondary to the medicine you are taking such as diarrhea which tends to occur secondary to Kremil-S sin...  Read Full »

I have heartburn, indigestion and frequent belching. Can it be GERD?

Query: Hello doctor, Heartburn and indigestion all day. Frequent belching. Gurgling in throat/ esophagus. Throat or esophagus is making a funny noise off and on for years sporadically. Diagnosed with Gerd and Larapharyngeal reflex. Clean endoscopy in 2 years back but esophagus is slightly twisted. Had dil...  Read Full »

Dr. Ajeet Kumar Lohana

Medical Gastroenterologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Most of the symptoms such as burping, gurgling within esophagus and funny noise all can be encompassed in to one diagnosis, that is, GERD. But thing which make concerned, are-you have 3 endoscopies and all showling normal without signs of ulceration which is not usua...  Read Full »

How long will it take for persistent heartburn to heal completely?

Query: Hi doctor, I have persistent heartburn related symptoms for the last four to five months. I visited a gastro and he prescribed me medicines for 14 days. My conditions got better but not fully cured, so I was given another 14 days of medicine (including a proton-pump inhibitor). Soon the lockdown k...  Read Full »

Dr. Ajeet Kumar Lohana

Medical Gastroenterologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You have briefly and well described your history, and I understand that you have very genuine concerns. So, the problem you have is called gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). This is basically reflux of acid from the stomach to food pipe causing heartburn, sore thr...  Read Full »

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

Query: Hi doctor, 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 portions already. At the onset, I experience that food has b...  Read Full »

Dr. Mian Shah Yousaf

Medical Gastroenterologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I reviewed your detailed history, which is more suggestive of reflux disease. I would like to prescribe some treatment at the moment, and I am hopeful that it will get better. There is nothing to worry about and nothing to panic. If you have any other query kindly get...  Read Full »

What could be the cause for moving chest and back pain with sore throat and heartburn?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 33-year-old male. I feel pain in my chest as well as back (not on a fixed place, it was moving pain), sore and bad before 25 days. After a few days, I had a cough during the night. Then I consulted a doctor and he prescribed me the following medicines. Augmentin 625 twice dai...  Read Full »

Dr. Zubayeralam

Family Physician, General Medicine Physician, General Practitioner, Pulmonologist, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. According to your statement, you have been suffering from chest and back pain which is moving in nature and not fixed with a sore throat and abdominal pain since last night. You had a cough at night and on medications now for that. You ...  Read Full »

What could cause symptoms like heartburn, breathing difficulty, gas pain and burping?

Query: Hello doctor, I have severe heartburn, difficulty in breathing, gas pain, and burping. Please suggest.  Read Full »

Dr. Rajesh Bansari

Medical Gastroenterologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your troubles regarding heart burn and difficulty breathing. You are having GERD (gastric esophageal reflux disease), and indigestion.  Read Full »

What is the solution for severe heartburn, acidity, blood in stool and burning around anus?

Query: Hello doctor, I am having severe heartburn and acidity issue. Today I got blood in stool and after I felt burn around the anus. Is anything serious? What should I do? Stool antigen (ICT) result is negative. My symptoms are heartburn after eating, bad breath from stomach, sometimes feeling bump on...  Read Full »

Dr. Mian Shah Yousaf

Medical Gastroenterologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You have two main issues: 1. The heartburn and all the throat problem is due to reflux disease which aggravated by your hiatus hernia. This disease is controllable with medications but it could not be eradicated. You have to change your lifestyle and use some medica...  Read Full »

What do the symptoms like heartburn, increased thirst and pain in upper stomach suggest?

Query: Hello doctor, I had pain and irritation and also heartburn while eating (spicy foods I guess) for the past three days. Today morning, I had severe hunger and more thirsty feel. After I drink plenty of water now I am feeling fine. But still while eating I am feeling some pain on the upper stomach or...  Read Full »

Dr. Saurabh Pandey

Family Physician, General Practitioner

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The symptoms which you have described are suggestive of too many problems related to the gastrointestinal system. To come to any specific diagnosis, I will need a few more details. Do you have these symptoms only while eating? Is it relieved after eating? What is your ...  Read Full »

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

Query: Query regarding chronic cough almost dry not completely dry from last 5 days. Gets more persistent during sleep. No fever whatsoever. Took 1 tab of citrizine on day one thinking its allergic since no fever or stuffy/running nose. So ruled out allergy since then. No medication taken, just some otc an...  Read Full »

Dr. Mian Shah Yousaf

Medical Gastroenterologist

Answer: Dear, Welcome to Icliniq. Thank you for providing a detailed history. I just want to clear one thing what do you mean by CHRONIC cough? The history you provided is of just five days so it is not chronic but you used word CHRONIC which means cough for months or years. So if it is just five days of...  Read Full »

How to get rid of severe heartburn from Ecosprin intake?

Query: Hi doctor, My mother is 47 years old. Firstly, I want to tell you that (at present) my mother has a uterus tumor and kidney calculus. Last year her triglyceride was 402, cholesterol was 260, ECG was normal and TMT was showing negative. But the doctor said that she has a minor blockage that the mach...  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Zohaib Siddiq

Cardiologist, General Practitioner

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I want to see the lipid profile, ECG (electrocardiogram), TMT (treadmill stress test) and echocardiography report of your mother to guide you better but still, I recommend you the following: Your mother is taking a high dose of Aspirin i.e. 150 mg (a component of Ec...  Read Full »

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