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A 32-year-old male asked:

Strange "drop" feeling in chest/stomach area. it doesn't occur every day, i sense it when i lay down, or in the night during sleep. last 1-2 secs. ?

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Dr. James Rochester
Family Medicine 26 years experience
Reflux?: I wonder if this might be a symptoms of what we call GERD or gastroesophageal reflux disease. It is where contents from the stomach make their way back into the esophagus. You could try using over the counter acid reflux medicine like ranitidine or omeprazole for 2-3 weeks and see if it makes any change. If it helps use for 2-3 months then stop and see what happens. If it does not help see doc

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Last updated Mar 22, 2020

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