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DrRussMD, Board Certified Physician
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Experience:  Internal Medicine--practice all of internal medicine, all ages, family, health, prevention, complementary medicine, etc.
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Recently I've been having a lot of chest discomfort, and

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Hi - Recently I've been having a lot of chest discomfort, and sometimes it comes and goes. Sometimes it's feels pretty clearly like a burning sensation that subsides when I take Tums, and other times it's just a pressure/discomfort feeling. I find myself
burping all of the time and am always taking either Tums or Pepto Bismol to settle my stomach. I don't really have like shortness of breath per se, though recently a family member passed away so I have had a panic attack or two stemming from that. Sometimes
I also feel soreness in my lower jaw/chin. Does this sound like gastro-related or could it be cardiac?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  DrRussMD replied 2 years ago.
It could be either or both.
Without and exam and EKG you can not tell.
You should have an EKG immediately.
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Hi - I had an EKG about a month ago or so and it came back normal. I also recently had a normal physical, and noted this to my physician who said it sounds like stress. Also for what it's worth, I'm 21 years old
Expert:  DrRussMD replied 2 years ago.
It is not likely heart.
IT is more likely acid reflux, not treated effectively.
You should go back to your doctor, and suggest a PPI medication as a trial to see.
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