A 36-year-old male asked:
is it possible for the onset of acid reflux to be from a physical trauma to the throat?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Sean O'mara answered
23 years experience Emergency Medicine
Acid reflux: Throat trauma is not an expected cause for acid reflux symptoms but might make your symptoms of acid reflux more sever especially if this trauma was to your esophageal lining or more directly the exact nature of your throat trauma. If you had a recent esophageal endoscopy this can cause some trauma to your esophagus leaving your more vulnerable to acid and therefore increase reflux symptoms.
Answered on May 16, 2014
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