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differential diagnosis of gerd

A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bahman Omrani
17 years experience 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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Dr. Troy Ross
Dr. Troy Ross answered
24 years experience Occupational Medicine
Achalasia: You may have a problem called achalasia, where the nerves to the esophagus don't work properly to move food into the stomach. It takes special testing ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sidney Vinson
27 years experience 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
Dr. You Sung Sang
31 years experience Gastroenterology
Clinical history: Usually just a good clinical history and response to acid reducers are enough to diagnose gerd. The gold standard is ph testing of the esophagus with ... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Judy Black
22 years experience 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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Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
57 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Probable: Most infants with reflux will "outgrow it" but a few may not. I don't believe there are data to show you when it may cease for a particular infant. Th ... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Krishna Kumar
55 years experience 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 60-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
38 years experience 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 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Randy Burgett
9 years experience 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 66-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Masiello
18 years experience 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 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric Weisman
36 years experience 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
49 years experience 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 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stuart Sherman
44 years experience 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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