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A 21-year-old female asked:

my 12 year old daughter has gerd for three years but never got checked out. her heart burn gotten worst is she in danger for esophogus cancer?

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Dr. Addagada Rao
General Surgery 56 years experience
No if treated: Gerd in children uncommon , but do occur will have same complications as adults , and harder to treat. Cancer develops only if neglected allowed to develop barret's ulcer , all complications could be prevented with proper treatments of gerd s do not worry please follow the treatments recommended by her doctor(s) she will grow up to be a fine young lady. Good luck.

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Last updated Jun 20, 2020

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