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A 21-year-old male asked:

M.22) stomach issues for 2-3 years now. i woke up one morning with severe heartburn and no appetite. been on omeprazole ever since. appetite is still junk, sometimes i feel hungry but most of the time i don't. is this gerd? getting a endoscopy soon?

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Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 61 years experience
Stomach issues: You may have GERD, but I suspect stomach pathology more. Gastritis(inflammation of the stomach lining) or gastric ulceration are possibilities in view of your poor appetite. The gastroscopy will be very helpful in ruling these stomach disorders in or out. In the meantime avoid alcohol, caffeine, nicotine, spicy and greasy foods. Your gastroenterologist will guide and advise you.

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Last updated Oct 14, 2020

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