Persistent heartburn : Medical Symptom Description


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Persistent heartburn: Persistent heartburn is listed as an alternate name or description for symptom Heartburn. For a medical symptom description of 'Persistent heartburn', the following symptom information may be relevant to the symptoms: Heartburn (symptom). However, note that other causes of the symptom 'Persistent heartburn' may be possible.
Heartburn (symptom): Chest or digestive pain from reflux of stomach acid
Heartburn (symptom): Reflux refers to the stomach acid rising up the "wrong way" back up the esophagus and sometimes into the mouth. Pain from reflux is called heartburn. Chronic reflux that reoccurs or persists may be caused by GERD. Heartburn needs to be distinguished from other potentially very serious causes of chest pain including heart attack.

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