• Angela Angela
    January 28, 2009
    What would cause the sudden onset of severe heartburn?
    Angela Angela
    January 28, 2009

    I'm a 52-year-old woman,  suddenly, at this moment experiencing severe heartburn; it feels as if a pepper has burst open in my chest.  I'm not experiencing chests pains or weakness, but it is very uncomfortable.  What would cause this?

    READ MORE

FROM OUR EXPERTS

  • Martin Cane, M.D.
    Health Pro
    January 29, 2009
    Martin Cane, M.D.
    Health Pro
    January 29, 2009

    Angela,

     

    Thanks for your question.

     

    I am concerned with your sudden heartburn symptoms.  People with heart disease describe their pain in may different ways: sharp, dull, pressing, and even burning.  Should you have recurrent symptoms like this, or your discomfort is persistent, you should seek a medical opinion.  Make an appointment with your doctor as soon as possible.  If this discomfort is persistent and lasts more than 10-15 minutes, I suggest you go to the emergency room. 

     

    You need a face to face evaluation, examination, and electrocardiogram.  If all is negative, then treatment can be directed at other possible, less serious, causes.

     

    Best wishes.

     

    Martin Cane, M.D.

     

    Cooling the Fire of Heartburn

    Heartburn Prevention

    Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease and heartburn - Highlights

     


FROM OUR COMMUNITY

You should know Answers to your question are meant to provide general health information but should not replace medical advice you receive from a doctor. No answers should be viewed as a diagnosis or recommended treatment for a condition. Content posted by community members does not necessarily reflect the views of Remedy Health Media, which also reserves the right to remove material deemed inappropriate.