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Woodbridge, VA
A 51-year-old female asked:

Severe acid reflux never had before now off & on began about 1 mo ago burning painful real bad took 1 15 mg cap prevacid (lansoprazole) over 30 min still vary bad?

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Dr. Dan Fisher
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
GERD: I think you are pointing out the difference between reflux which is when acid comes up your esophagus and esophagitis which is what happens when acid comes up your stomach enough to cause erosion of the lining of your esophagus. Esophagitis is a great deal more painful and long lasting than just a one time episode of reflux.
Last updated Sep 30, 2014

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