Can Acid Reflux Cause A Pain In Your Left Shoulder And Near Your Left Arm Pit?

Question

Asked by teanpa

Can Acid Reflux Cause A Pain In Your Left Shoulder And Near Your Left Arm Pit?

I've had this pain before, so I'm wondering if it's connected to the acid reflux. I feel a weird sensation in the center of my chest sometimes. It's an uneasy sensation.

Answer

Yes, it can but the problem is that same pain can be due to a shoulder injury, or heart issues. It is best to get it checked - better safe than sorry. You don't want to treat for reflux and have it be something else. You can read more about the symptoms of reflux here:

http://www.healthcentral.com/acid-reflux/introduction-000085_4-145.html?ic=506019

It may help to keep track of your symptoms so that you can explain to your doctor how often it happens and how severe it is.

Best of Luck - Stephanie