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Diagnosed with gerd, have tender abdomen from belly button to breast bone & painful, cramp like symptoms when bending or leaning over. gerd related?

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Dr. Gerardo Garcia
General Surgery 33 years experience
Could be: GERD usually affects the esophagus, there may be an associated stomach symptoms like gastritis or ulcers. I will recommend seeing a gastroenterologist to do an upper scope and evaluate your esophagus and stomach, if symptoms not getting better.
Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
Internal Medicine 30 years experience
Gerd and could have: Gastritis. Usual management will be 4 to weeks of trial proton pump inhibitor, GERD standard precautions, if smoker consider quitting, Upright after meals, regular small meals, use of antacids. If treatment fails GI evaluation is indicated

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Last updated Jun 16, 2021

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