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is pain below sternum a symptom of gastroesophageal reflux

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Dr. Laura McMullen
21 years experience Pediatrics
Children : Children (and infants) can most definitely get gastroesophageal reflux disease. In fact, it is not at all uncommon. Here are a few tips you can tr ... Read More
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Dr. Dan Lister
28 years experience General Surgery
Yes: Yes, children can suffer from reflux. It is especially common in kids that were premature at birth. See a pediatric gastroenterologist for an accurate ... Read More
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. George Mathew
58 years experience Cardiology
Yes: It can cause. See your md!
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Dr. Brian Dooreck
23 years experience Gastroenterology
GERD: Yes. There are many extra-intestinal symptoms of gerd. Or it can be another diagnosis or non-gi related. See your internist first. Chest pain if sever ... Read More
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dariush Saghafi
33 years experience Neurology
Very well could be: Is the insomnia and early morning awakenings coming from sharp earaches by any chance? You will need a good examination by your physician who will dec ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rodney Del Valle
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Sometime difficult : Both can give you chest pain. In general gerd is associated with burning chest pain, acid/sour taste in your mouth, cough at night, burning abdominal ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
39 years experience Gastroenterology
More on GERD too: Healthtap is full of answers regarding gerd's causes, variations, and approaches for prevention. Please type "gerd" in the search box, and i think you ... Read More
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A 46-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andrew Seibert
35 years experience Gastroenterology
ED: Erectile dysfunction is fairly common in the mid 40s, but when it comes on suddenly, it is a good idea to have a medical evaluation to determine if th ... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Faisal Akbari
13 years experience Internal Medicine
Esophageal Sphincter: GERD is typically caused by a relaxation of the lower esophageal sphincter (a tightening of the esophagus before it reaches the stomach). This allows ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ramanujam Eyyunni
Specializes in General Surgery
GI workup: May need to see Gastro-enterologist , and have endoscopy . if not done and treat with H2A or PPI type medications
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
58 years experience Pediatrics
Reflux: All the symptoms you mentioned can be caused by ger. In ger! , acid from your stomach can backflow to your lungs to cause a cough and bloody mucusas w ... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Earle
31 years experience General Surgery
Unlikely: While there are potentially life threatening complications from gerd, these are very rare, and include aspirating stomach fluid in the lungs and the d ... Read More
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