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A 64-year-old male asked:

I have got a lot of acid reflux but one good thing food not getting stuck had for a couple weeks how long before it settles down bit of chest discomfo?

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Dr. William Schmidt
A Verified Doctoranswered
55 years experience
You need medicine: I think you need a good medicine of which there are many to treat your gastro esophageal reflux disease. Ring up your physician for instructions..
Dr. Yoshimasa Makino
Gastroenterology 20 years experience
Suggest endoscopy : I am glad to hear that food is no longer getting stuck. This symptom is known as dysphagia. Given your age, I would still recommend an endoscopy (EGD) to ensure that you do not have a stricture or other long term injury to your esophagus. Barrett's esophagus and possibly esophageal cancer are concerns in your age group. GERD can often be chronic, and you may need lifelong medications as well.

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