A 17-year-old male asked:
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how long does acid reflux have to occur untreated before it starts causing problems? like cancer.

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Too variable: It usually takes years of reflux to cause cancer, but reflux can cause other problems much sooner, such as chest pain, bleeding, scarring and obstruction of esophagus etc.
Answered on May 17, 2018
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