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is it an ulcer? severe burning pain in the esophagus and stomach. antacids (tums) taken, fallowed by ranitidine 75mg and prilosec otc.

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Dr. Ronald Krauser
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GERD: Reflux is more likely than an ulcer but both can cause similar symptoms. Forget tums (calcium carbonate). Stay with prilosec. If symptoms pwesist, see a doctor.

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