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Having dull chest pain after taking sulfa drug. Could it be heartburn?

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Having dull chest pain after taking Sulfa drug for 6 days. Could it be heartburn?
Posted Wed, 7 Nov 2012 in Lung and Chest disorders
Answered by Dr. Ketan Vagholkar 1 hour later
Thanks for writing in.
Sulfa drugs do cause irritation of the gastric mucosa. However the pain is burning nature and localised to the retrosternal region.It may also be referred to the back in some cases. If it is in the retrosternal region associated with regurgitation then it is reflux disease.
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