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When should I go to the emergency room for heartburn?

If you have heartburn, call 911 or go to the hospital emergency room for:

  • Burning feeling that comes with a squeezing or crushing feeling in your chest
  • Bloody vomit (throw up), or vomit that is black like coffee grounds
  • Black or bloody stools

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