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A 19-year-old female asked:

I think i have gerd, how do i know for sure and will this cause complications in pregnancy?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
GER vs GERD: Gastroesophageal reflux is a universal event.You cannot belch without refluxing air from the stomach, its just when the stomach acid comes up with it that you can become symptomatic with heartburn.(gerd) avoiding caffeine, nicotine, acidic drinks, spicy foods, and laying down after a meal can help you avoid symptoms.Many women deal with this in pregnancy and do fine.

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