Heartburn: Chest or digestive pain from reflux of stomach acid
Introduction: Reflux refers to the stomach acid rising up the "wrong way" back up the esophagus and sometimes into the mouth. Pain from reflux is called heartburn. Chronic reflux that reoccurs or persists may be caused by GERD. Heartburn needs to be distinguished from other potentially very serious causes of chest pain including heart attack.
Detailed cause information for symptom: Heartburn:
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Heartburn type of: Digestive symptoms (397), Abdominal pain (194)
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Possible causes of symptom: Heartburn: The following medical conditions are some of the possible causes of Heartburn as a symptom. There are likely to be other possible causes, so ask your doctor about your symptoms.
Conditions listing symptoms: Heartburn: The following list of conditions have 'Heartburn' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.
Conditions listing complications: Heartburn: The following list of conditions have 'Heartburn' or similar listed as a complication in our database. The distinction between a symptom and complication is not always clear, and conditions mentioning this symptom as a complication may also be relevant. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.
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