My 8 year old complains of heart burn: Advice?

My son, eight years old, has been complaining about heartburn always when he eats. He would sometimes stop eating saying he has heartburn, I’ve taken him to the doctor, but they’d just give him pain meds. So, mommies, anyone has the same problem, or is it possible for an 8-year-old to have heartburn? I would ask him to describe what he’s actually feeling, but he’d say its chest pain. And he sometimes pukes between meals. Please help

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I take it to a stomatch specialist, aybe they need to do a scope

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Take him to a GI doctor at a children’s hospital.

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Take him to a gastroenterologist. It might be an ulcer

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He could have reflux. I would take him to a GI. My ENT is the doctor that diagnosed me with having a hiatal hernia.

My 8 yr old… They gave 2 week antacid…

It could be heartburn, but it could also be something else. I agree with the others. Take him to a specialist

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My son was born with heartburn he is 13 now and never grew out of it. Yes he can totally have heartburn. I would take him to a specialist. Specially if it is Everytime he eats. You can also try peppermint extract l. My son takes it twice a day. It helps a bunch. But take him to a specialist it can cause esophagus problems.

I agree get to a specialist. He may have problems digesting.

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Definitely could be heartburn…see a gp get a referral to pediatric cardiologist for chest pain and gastro for gurd…

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My daughter has acid reflux. Does he eat hot Cheetos or other spicy foods. I’m a nurse and see a ton of kids with heartburn now and they consume a ton of hot Cheetos.

Has he always had this problem or did it just start? Maybe after being sick or taking antibiotics?

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Don’t sound good I’d take him to the doctor cause it could be an Ulcer. He’s pretty young to be getting Heartburn

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Did they not do an upper GI? I have had GI issues my entire life and I am 37. I had an upper GI. Heck even my son has had two upper GIs one when he was an infant and one when he was a pre-teen. Why are they not doing an upper GI?

Upper Gi…sounds like acid reflux

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Sounds like a dairy allergy. Keep a food diary of what he eats and which foods trigger this reaction. Then remove them. A stomach specialist should give you more answers.

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I had heartburn as a kid but didn’t know what it was or how to describe it but I would wake up through the night wanting water because it was burning in my chest and throat. It wasn’t till I was an adult I started taking Pepcid everyday then when I went on a low carb diet of 20 net carbs or less it completely went away! Even when I eat spicy food or tomato sauce I still don’t get it as long as I keep my carbs low… it’s super weird to me but that’s how I manage it :woman_shrugging:t2: so if the doctor wants to put him on meds maybe all try to control it with types of food…

I do this anytime I eat greasy foods. Poor guy.

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He needs to be scoped!

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Take him for a second opinion

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