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Pain in chest area
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Pain in chest area
My 43 year old son-in-law has chest pain in the area of his heart on a regular basis. This pain is aleviated by drinking cold liquids. Past exams have not shown any heart problems. Could this be a reflux problem? Thank you for your help.
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I am not a doctor but does he realize his stomach sits just below the heart? slightly off center and to the left like the heart does? The reason I say this is I went to the emergency room very recently and thought I was having some form of heart attack and it was gerd/and possibly and ulcer attack. If he has been checked out by ths docs for heart problems have him try taking some Mylanta or Maalox when the pain occurs. I and getting a scope to see if I have an ulcer next week. He wouldn't be taking any type of anxiety/depression med would he? like ativan or some form of ssri? these can cause gastro issues also.

hope he feels better Greg
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