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No health insurance, I need to know if it's serious!

My husband has heartburn ALL THE TIME. He throws up literally after every meal and sometimes at random times. This did not just start. It's gradually gotten worse in the past few years. It started out just occasional heartburn and throwing up after a spicy meal. Now, it doesn't matter what he eats, it makes him sick. I'm so worried about it but he doesn't have health insurance. If this has happened to anyone out there and it's serious, I will somehow come up with the money for him to go to the doctor. I don't know if it's related or not, but he also has random sharp pains in his groin and liver area. Also, it may be helpful if I mention that he smoked for five years and is only a social drinker (a beer here and there).
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I think your husband needs to see his doctor, none of this is normal and since it's getting worse, you don't want it to end up being an emergency situation.  It's a shame that so many of us are without insurance and have to really pick and choose when or if we should see the doctor.  But he truly needs to.  Take care...
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Sounds like your husband may have a gall bladder problem. The symptoms your husband has just sound like the symptoms my brother in law had right before he had his gallbladder removed. Actually, I have been also experiencing the very similar symptoms for at least 2 years now. I've just graduated from school, and my student insurance is going to expire at the end of this month. Even though I am scheduled for an ultrasound procedure before the insurance expires, I will be without the insurance if I need some kind of treatment. So, I am with you. I am so worried if I can pay for the treatment, but I gotta do it if I need it. I know your husband doesn't have insurance, but he should definitely go see his doctor before it gets worse. I think it is going to cost more if he ends up with an emergency situation. I am not trying to scare you but my doctor said gall bladder problems can lead to liver problems which can take your life away. Please take your husband to his doctor and find out what's wrong with him.
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Forgot to mention. He should stop eating spicy food. No fatty food, caffein, and alcohol. He needs to be eating very small amount of food frequently. When I feel really sick, even drinking water makes me feel like I am going to throw up. I just drink veggie broth when I feel sick. I, then, start adding some veggies, soft carbs, and fibers as my symptoms improve. He should also stop smoking. Hope this helps....
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