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can acid reflux cause stomach ulcers

A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rafael Lugo
27 years experience in General Surgery
Different: these are two different disease processes. You can have reflux from excess acid but it is usually a mechanical problem at the junction of stomach a ... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
40 years experience in Pediatrics
Yes: Anxiety can cause the autonomic nervous system to go into a state of override and lead to increased production of gastric acid which can erode the lin ... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Arnoult
24 years experience in Family Medicine
Dyspepsia: It could be ulcer or gastritis. Have you tried OTC meds like zantac (ranitidine) or prilosec? If these have not helped at all then you need to see a ... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Goldman
54 years experience in Rheumatology
Could be: This may be reflux but your best strategy is it have your physician have you see a gastroenterologist
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A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rebecca Gliksman
37 years experience in Internal Medicine
Reflux and diarrhea: Not usually unless there is bleeding or gastroenteritis , food intolerences , immunocompromised state, gallbladder disease- w/ bile acid reflux, irr ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jodi Ritsch
26 years experience in Family Medicine
Possible: If you start with a viral illness, the bacterial flora of the gut (good bacteria normally there) can get thrown off balance. Also h.Pylori bacteria c ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Seibert
34 years experience in Gastroenterology
No: stomach acid is a normal secretion of the body, which aids in digesting food. It does not cause diarrhea. Good luck.
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tracy Lovell
20 years experience in Rheumatology
It could: It could make it worse.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Samach
49 years experience in Gastroenterology
No: No.
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sheldon Brownstein
Specializes in Cardiac Electrophysiology
Endoscopy: Highly unlikely
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Danny Benmoshe
15 years experience in Neurology
Yes: It is very common for someone to experience Gastro-Esophageal Reflux Disease (AKA GERD) in the setting of anxiety. The mind is a powerful stimulator ... Read More
A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Earle
30 years experience in General Surgery
No: While the mouth is ultimately connected to the anys, there is no mechanism for gerd to cause discomfort at the off ramp.
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A 45-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
38 years experience in Gastroenterology
Sure, see GI doctor: Difficulty swallowing ("dysphagia") can be distinguished as a "transfer" problem (difficulty moving food from mouth to top of esophagus), "transit" pr ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Murray
32 years experience in General Surgery
No: People who had a partial resection of their stomach removed have an increased incidence of gastric cancer. Some people have extrapolated that long ter ... Read More
A 55-year-old male asked:
Dr. Laurence Badgley
52 years experience in General Practice
Yes: The common name for this is "heartburn", and antacids can ameliorate. A male your age should be evaluated with a cardiac stress test to rule out coro ... Read More
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A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Douglas
50 years experience in Orthodontics
Not Usually: Have your physician check it out.
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Dr. Charles Cattano
38 years experience in Gastroenterology
Sure, anything can: Gerd is common--present in about 70 million americans. As such, there are easy solutions if you have just symptoms. If however you have inflammation d ... Read More
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marsha Davis
27 years experience in Internal Medicine
Not usually : Unless you are doing a lot of drinking of fluids and laying down
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
38 years experience in Gastroenterology
Gastrinoma: Yes, diarrhea is anticipated in a condition called zollinger-ellison syndrome, in which excessive acid production by a gastrinoma tumor promotes diarr ... Read More
A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. George T Tsai
26 years experience in General Surgery
It depends: There are a few surgical options for wt loss and a few are actually very effective in reducing gerd symptoms. I do have patients who report more gerd ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Adam Front
26 years experience in Clinical Psychology
Yes: Alcohol is bad for every organ system in the body. Chronic drinking can cause a host of gastric problems, among other maladies elsewhere in the body.
A member asked:
Dr. Debra Rosenblatt
37 years experience in Dentistry
See below: Yes, see your dentist to rule out any dental pathology in addition.
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience in Rheumatology
Yes: All NSAIDs can cause ulcers. The risk of major GI issues with Ibuprofen is approximately 16%.
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