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GERD

What is likely to cause pain in the top part of my stomach?

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  • AMehmet Oz, MD, Cardiology, answered

    Most common diagnosis: Heartburn 

    At the top of your abdomen (12:00 position), your esophagus meets the stomach. When the muscle connecting the 2 relaxes at the wrong time it can allow stomach acid to back up, causing the searing pain known as heartburn

    What you can do: Take OTC antacids neutralize the acid. If after a week, you’re still experiencing heartburn 2 times or more a week, it’s time to see your doctor. When left untreated, chronic heartburn can cause esophageal damage, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) and put you at risk for esophageal cancer.

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