A 48-year-old member asked:
Upper left stomach pain I have GERD ulcer and hernia. Taking nexium (esomeprazole)?
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Dr. Allen Seely answered
30 years experience in General Practice
NEXIUM (esomeprazole) =GOOD: I assume you had a 'scope' (an egd) to diagnose the 'ulcer'. An esophageal ulcer (gerd ulcer) and hiatal hernia can be painful conditions. Nexium (esomeprazole) is a powerful acid blocker (ppi) and an excellent choice to treat 'too much stomach acid.' lifestyle changes will also help: cut caffeine, alcohol and smoking. You need to be seen quickly if signs of bleeding: black stools/ vomiting 'coffee grounds'.
Answered on Jun 30, 2014
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