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When should I call my doctor about my heartburn?

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If your heartburn is severe and over-the-counter medicines don’t help, or if you have taken them for more than 2 weeks, call your doctor. Also see your doctor if you are losing weight without trying or having trouble swallowing. Your doctor can check to see what is causing the problem and what the best solution will be for you.

SOURCES:

American Gastroenterological Association.

International Foundation for Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders.

National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse.

American Cancer Society: “Signs and symptoms of esophagus cancer.”

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on October 06, 2016

SOURCES:

American Gastroenterological Association.

International Foundation for Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders.

National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse.

American Cancer Society: “Signs and symptoms of esophagus cancer.”

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on October 06, 2016

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