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A 35-year-old male asked:

i have chronic gerd and on treatment, and tested negative for h pylori. i did an endoscopy 18 months ago and showed no ulcers. i get very brief burning in stomach after eating despite the medication. is this normal or should i do something else?

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Dr. Rebecca Gliksman
Internal Medicine 38 years experience
GERD sx w/ Tx: What medications are you on? If on a PPI ( omeprazloe) can add a H2 blocker (famotidine) or visa versa. Keep a diary to see what foods trigger your GERD, you may have food sensitivity and should avoid those food. Also at the time of EGD were you checked for eosinophlic esophagitis- an allergic/ food immune issue w/ similar symptoms or bile reflux ( check for bile salts in gastric juice. F/U w/GI

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