Symptoms Burning Under Breastbone Heartburn

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Definition

Heartburn is a painful burning feeling just below or behind the breastbone. It usually comes from the esophagus. The pain often rises in your chest and may spread to your neck or throat.


Alternative Names

Pyrosis; Non-cardiac chest pain


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Common Causes

Almost everyone has heartburn sometimes. If you have heartburn very often, you may have gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD).

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