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Pre-existing esophagitis and hiatal hernia. made worse by taking doxy and lying down. chest burning for last 12 hours. chances of perforation/bleed?

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Dr. Harold Fields
Family Medicine 61 years experience
Doxycycline : Very unlikely. Probably just irritation of the stomach lining. Take an antacid
Dr. Herman Hammerstead
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Unlikely: Nevertheless, it sounds like it time for surgery (Nissen Procedure). Perforation would cause excruciating pain in the left chest and temp > 102. Bleeding would cause bloody emesis or melanotic stools (black)
Dr. Herman Hammerstead
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Plus If you perforated you would be dead in 24 hrs if not treated
Oct 6, 2017

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