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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bahman Omrani
16 years experience in Pain Management
Endoscopy needed: Without being provided further information, the symptoms described require evaluation with an upper endoscopy (egd); sooner than later. Can be due to ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sidney Vinson
26 years experience in Gastroenterology
See below: The diagnosis of gerd can usually be made based in a a good history and response to a therapeutic trial. The only way to definitively confirm the diag ... Read More
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Judy Black
21 years experience in Pediatrics
Yes, SLP helpful: Any time a child has swallowing problem they need to a see an slp. An slp can be helpful, even in infancy. They help to develop swallow skills and hel ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Krishna Kumar
54 years experience in Psychiatry
Bulimia: Bulimia is •Eating large amount of food in short time •Self-evaluation being defined by body shape and weight. •Lack of control over recurrent inap ... Read More
A 68-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
37 years experience in Family Medicine
Other triggers: Caffeine, soda pop, fried/fatty foods, chocolate can also trigger reflux. If you're overweight, that can exacerbate gerd. Reduce weight, exercise, con ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Randy Burgett
8 years experience in General Practice
Medications?: Are you currently on any medications? Simple over the counter antacids my provide temporary relief and a ppi prescribed by your physician may also he ... Read More
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A 71-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Masiello
17 years experience in Hematology and Oncology
See your doctor: This could represent multiple pathologies all related to a prior hisotry of GERD. You should see your doctor and ask to see a gastrointestinal specia ... Read More
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A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric Weisman
35 years experience in Neurology
You are OK: With lupus and raynauds you might seriously consider not smoking of course. There are a few other things you can do to improve your odds and quality o ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Anthony Rooklin
48 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Increase dose: If in fact the cough is caused by acid reflux coming up into the laryngeal area it may take using the Prilosec twice a day. Of course, the problem ma ... Read More
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A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stuart Sherman
43 years experience in Gastroenterology
Unlikely: If you are on double dose prilosec, you should have very little acid and acid related reflux would be unlikely.
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