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How do I know if I have heartburn?

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Your symptoms may be enough for your doctor to diagnose heartburn. Sometimes, they may order tests to look at your esophagus, either with an X-ray or with a tube called an endoscope.

If have unusual symptoms, such as throat or chest or abdominal pain, coughing, or asthma-like symptoms, your doctor may want to run tests to measure the acid levels in your esophagus. Another test called an electrocardiogram (ECG), which records your heart’s electrical activity, may be done to check if your heart may be the reason for your problems.

From: Do You Have Heartburn? WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES: National Heartburn Alliance. WebMD Medical Reference: "Newly Diagnosed: Heartburn." DeVault, K. and Castell, D. , 2005; vol 100: pp 190-200. Pettit, M. December 2005; vol 27: pp 432-435. Talley, N. and Vakil, N. , October 2005; vol 100: pp 2324-2337.




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SOURCES: National Heartburn Alliance. WebMD Medical Reference: "Newly Diagnosed: Heartburn." DeVault, K. and Castell, D. , 2005; vol 100: pp 190-200. Pettit, M. December 2005; vol 27: pp 432-435. Talley, N. and Vakil, N. , October 2005; vol 100: pp 2324-2337.




American Journal of GastroenterologyPharmacy World and Science,American Journal of Gastroenterology

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on August 05, 2018

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