Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
199 Doctors are Online

Severe gastro issues, sharp pains from bottom of heart to sternum on burping, heart tests normal. Is this gas pain?

I have so gastro issuses. Whenever I feel the nee to burp I get quick sharp pains from the bottom of my heart to the bottom of my sternum. Is this gas pains. No heart problems at all. Have done all the texts up to a cardio cath. They suggested my sphincter might no have the right pressure but no matter how many tests they did I still thinks its my heart all the time.
Asked On : Mon, 1 Oct 2012
Answers:  1 Views:  62
Report Abuse
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions
Medical Topics
Internal Medicine Specialist 's  Response
All your symptoms could be due to gastroenterologic problems. To find out exactly why you have those symptoms you need to get further gastro studies if you haven't yet. Your gastroenterologist can further assess which ones you need, but usually work up starts with an upper endoscopy to see if you have reflux and / or esophagitis. Then an "esophageal manometry" can be done, which measures the contractions of your esophagus, which when they are too strong they can cause pain that can be confused with cardiac pain.
hope that helps.
Answered: Mon, 1 Oct 2012
I find this answer helpful
Disclaimer: These answers are for your information only and not intended to replace your relationship with your treating physician.
This is a short, free answer. For a more detailed, immediate answer, try our premium service [Sample answer]


Loading Online Doctors....
© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor