A 36-year-old female asked:
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Why would i develop heartburn after starting ppis? Had severe allergies/asthma since child, was told (despite allergy testing) that it might be GERD

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Dr. Jordan Rush
12 years experience in Gastroenterology
Heartburn: Why were you started on ppis in the first place? Given your history of allergies and esophageal symptoms this raises the suspicion of a condition called eosinophilic esophagitis that has symptoms that may overlap with gerd.
Answered on Sep 28, 2016
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Dr. Elizabeth Yen
19 years experience in Pediatric Gastroenterology
Persistent esophageal symptoms, such as heartburn and a sensation that food gets stuck in your esophagus, should prompt further testing to rule out eosinophilic esophagitis. Eosinophilic esophagitis is more common in people with allergies.
Jan 23, 2013

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