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A 18-year-old female asked:

I have terrible acid reflux right now; less when i lay down. it goes from my chest to my adams apple, and hurts a lot. i've taken meds with no help. ?

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Dr. Charles Cattano
Gastroenterology 39 years experience
Then U need an eval: Medical evaluation is very appropriate for you if your gerd-like symptoms don't respond appropriately to typical acid-blockers. Perhaps the drug you've taken is too weak, or you have alkaline (not acid) reflux, or esophageal dysmotility is present that mimics reflux, or you have eosinophilic esophagitis (kind of like an allergy in your gut), or you hyper-secrete acid. Get checked please.

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Last updated Nov 17, 2012

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