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When should I call the doctor about digestive diseases?

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  • Call your doctor if you have any of these symptoms: Heartburn that doesn’t go away or gets worse, or doesn’t get better with medication
  • A feeling that food is caught in your chest or throat
  • Unusual or lasting belly pain
  • Discomfort that keeps you from your usual activities
  • Trouble or painful swallowing
  • Heartburn that causes vomiting
  • Vomiting blood
  • Bloody or black stools
  • Major weight loss you can’t explain
  • Hoarseness or a sore throat that doesn’t improve
  • Choking
  • Diarrhea that doesn’t go away
  • New or lasting constipation

SOURCE: National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse.

Reviewed by Minesh Khatri on October 23, 2017

SOURCE: National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse.

Reviewed by Minesh Khatri on October 23, 2017

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