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A 54-year-old female asked:

Refractory gerd , esophageal spasms, chest pain, triggered by anti-platelet tx.now off prescription but symptoms remain despite ppi and h2. drs out of ideas. severe?

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Peter Denk
General Surgery 21 years experience
Anti-reflux surgery: You are experiencing medically refractory reflux disease meaning the medicines are not working for you and the natural anti-reflux valve at the top of your stomach has failed. Fortunately minimally invasive anti-reflux surgery, usually with a nissen fundoplication (and hiatal hernia repair too if necessary) can cure you and take you off meds forever. See a surgeon that specializes in reflux.
Dr. Rick Koch
Cardiology 23 years experience
You need a GI: Consult and egd. Could be a ulcer from h. Pylori.

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