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A 32-year-old member asked:

gerd grade a (la) reflux esophagitis: erosive antral gastritis is it dangerous, what to do?

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Dr. Paul Choi
Gastroenterology 37 years experience
GERD : Grade a gerd is fairly mild condition. Erosive antral gastritis is certainly not a serious condition. I would follow what your GI doctor have advised and most of these problem can be addressed accordingly. http://www.laendo.net/english/gerddiagnosis-and-treatment.
Dr. David Earle
General Surgery 31 years experience
No: It is not dangerous now, but is left untreated could become dangerous. Follow up on recommendations from your gastroenterologist. Youll be ok. Hope this helps!

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Will he need surgery to relieve heart burn?

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After I eat, I always feel like I need to clear my throat. Is this a sign of gerd?

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How can I tell whether I have acid reflux or gall bladder problems?

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What is the difference between heartburn and acid reflux disease?

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I have had a headache and acid indigestion for 3 days. Any suggestions?

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Dr. George Valdez
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See doctor: Headache and upset stomach are vague symptoms, like 'i have a fever', need to figure out what is causing it. It can by many harmless things and some very dangerous ones, so you should be seen.

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