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A 31-year-old female asked:

had bouts of acid reflux for years, and had an endoscopy done in 2014 (normal). symptoms have returned and remained for a week. is esophageal cancer?

3 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Ronald Krauser
Rheumatology 52 years experience
Very unlikely: It is very unlikely in a 31 year old. It is much more likely a recurrence of the reflux. Try an over-the-counter med such as Prilosec and see if it helps.
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
Family Medicine 32 years experience
Cancer: At 31 unlikely cancer, however best to check back with GI if still having problems.
Dr. Hamsa Jayaraj
Internal Medicine 54 years experience
Keep follow up: Since you got answers from 2 doctors already, I will limit to complementary medicine. Take 1-2 teaspoon of honey 30 min before meals. DGL- Deglycerinized licorice- can get it online or natural store.- follow directions on the bottle. Esophageal cancer usually have some degree of difficulty in swallowing.

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