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Question: Heartburn

 aprilgirl12 - Mon Aug 20, 2007 2:06 pm

I am a 20 year old female with no major past history. I have never had heartburn before, but over the last two weeks I have gotten it quite often (no reflux, just an intense burning feeling from my stomach to my throat. Is this anything to worry about, since it started so randomly?

Thanks for your time.
 Dr. Chan Lowe - Wed Aug 22, 2007 6:52 pm

User avatar Hi Aprilgirl12,

Heartburn is very, very common. Most people will have some heartburn at some point in their life. Using over-the -counter medicines for it is safe. If these become ineffective or you are finding that you are using them daily or multiple times per day I would suggest you talk with your doctor about possibly using a controller medicine.

The fact that this has just now developed is not particularly concerning. It may go away as mysteriously as it appeared or it may persist.

Best wishes.

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