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Can heartburn cause back pain?

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Dr. Jnikolla


Practicing since :2003

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Posted on Thu, 30 Mar 2017 in Digestion and Bowels
Question: Can heartburn make you hurt in the back
Im not really gavng chest pains im belching
My stomach is burning i have gerd im thinikg its heartattacj symptoms the past couple days ill have palpations my chest will hurt i also hace anxitey
Answered by Dr. Jnikolla 18 minutes later
Brief Answer:
probably GERD

Detailed Answer:
and welcome in HCM.

I gone through your concern.

According to the history you explain in my opinion its not like a heart pain.
GERD usually generate pain in the chest,abdomen or back.
But we have to exclude heart problems and yoiu should do as follows :
Cardiac enzymes

If they come negative your doctor will prescribe you antiacid medications (like Omeprazol ) and you should be careful with foods and not to be stressed as well.
Take care
Feel free to ask me again
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Nagamani Ng
Follow up: Dr. Jnikolla 19 minutes later
Had two ekgs last year they were normal chest xray normal also
Answered by Dr. Jnikolla 9 minutes later
Brief Answer:
If the pain gets worse go to the ER for medical help

Detailed Answer:
Hi again

The most probability is to be a stomach ache or stress.

Talk with your doctor and explain the situation.He will advice you to do for further examinations of the stomach :
Fibrogastroscopy examinations

And after may be should potentiate the GERD treatment but do not worry so much because this aggravates more the situation.
If the pain gets worse go to the ER for medical help

I wish you a fast recovery

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