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18 Jan 2006

burning pain which pushes up and becomes heartburn. beneath my breasts and above my stomach
Hi can please tell me what the cause for a severe burning pain beneath my breast and above my stomach. It pushes up into my chest and causes heartburn. Whenever i eat it gets worse. Please advise me on what to do concerning this
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01 Jan 0001

Hallo Zettie1,
you probably have a hiatus hernia which is a weakness of the diaphragm that causes your stomach to push into your chest, upsetting the function of the upper stomach valve. Read more on
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