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A 24-year-old female asked:

Is it normal to throw up stomach acid when you have gerd ? no blood or food just, stomach acid. and what should i do drink water to wash it down ?

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Dr. Nayana Trivedi
Internal Medicine 39 years experience
YES: GERD is by definition Stomach and Easophageal Junction Laxity( valve is not closing properly ) and Stomach acid regurgitate into esophagus and one taste Bitter /sour in mouth. Depends on Severity.More common in supine position; so elevate the head end , do not eat 3 hours before going to bed. Try OTC meds for 4 weeks and then see your doctor if continues.
Dr. Martin Fried
General Practice 36 years experience
Yes: People with GERD do regurgitate acid at intervals and it can occur throughout the day and night. Some people take acid lowering medicines, others take antacids, even water can dilute the acid condition.

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