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A 41-year-old member asked:

Sometimes i get a sour taste in my mouth when i bend over. should i be worried?

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Dr. Howard Hack
Gastroenterology 35 years experience
No worries: This sounds like mild acid reflux. If this occurs only when bending over, i would just be more cautious with the bending. If you are having other symptoms of heartburn or if the sour taste becomes more prominent with other or no activities, then it should be brought up with your doctor.
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Dr. Robert Stachler
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 33 years experience
Reflux: This is probably reflux. You can try eating smaller meals and see if this helps. You can see if reflux meds help these symptoms. You may need Prilosec twice a day and Zantac (ranitidine) at night. See your ent and he or she can scope you or look at your larynx with a mirror to determine if you have findings consistent with reflux. Good luck and feel better. See other answers under my name and reflux.
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Dr. Joyce Pastore
Internal Medicine 31 years experience
In addition, try not to lie down for at least 2 hours after a meal. This will aid in digestion and lessen reflux.
Jul 26, 2014
Last updated Jul 26, 2014


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