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Can acid reflux cause diarrhea?

Can acid reflux cause diarrhea?

Reflux and diarrhea: Not usually unless there is bleeding or gastroenteritis , food intolerences , immunocompromised state, gallbladder disease- w/ bile acid reflux, irritable bowel, or intermittent camphylobacter infection I though, never say never, as very rarely I have tested individuals with diarrhea for H pylori and it was positive.The antibiotics used for H P can cause diarrhea. f/u/w/ doc ...Read more

Dr. Steven Griggs
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Acid Reflux (Definition)

Technically called GERD, acid reflux is the presence of acidic stomach contents in the esophagus. The acid irritates the esophagus causing heartburn symptoms. The regurgitation or reflux can vary greatly as can the symptoms. Blocking stomach acid with medications can alleviate the burning but medication cannot stop the reflux. Complicated GERD requires surgical treatment ...Read more


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Every time I eat anything, doesn't matter what it is, I feel really sick start to get acid reflux and diarrhea. ?

Every time I eat anything, doesn't matter what it is, I feel really sick start to get acid reflux and diarrhea. ?

Reflux and diarrea: Hello, this is unusual and to be occurring in a 20yo young woman, I would be alerted to this being as a result of a psychological condition like social anxiety as being the cause and as such could be a precursor to an eating disorder. I would suggest as well as treating the symptoms which is easy there is a robust psychological intervention. Pse see a psychologist as well thx ...Read more

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I have TMJ and my front teeth are long and sharp. If one cannot chew their food all the way, is it easier to get heartburn, acid reflux or diarrhea?

I have TMJ and my front teeth are long and sharp. If one cannot chew their food all the way, is it easier to get heartburn, acid reflux or diarrhea?

Yup!: Adequate chewing is essential for digestion to work optimally. In fact, the time spent chewing exposes food to saliva. The components of healthy saliva actually are the first stages of the digestion process. That's one reason to maintain oral health. Even if your unable to "chew" due to jaw or dental or gum problems, do hold the minced food in your mouth and allow it time to interact with saliva. ...Read more

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I have some acid reflux, but no diarrhea, no nausea or vomiting just constant pain! help!?

GERD: Constant burning pain perhaps relieved by antacids might be acid reflux of gastroesophageal reflux disease. A gastroenterologist evaluation is in order. In a forties male coronary artery disease is always a concern and even acute heart attacks, but the questioner does not provide sex, acuteness, duration, constancy, or location. ...Read more

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Gassy, vertigo, hard feeling in stomach when standing, headache, acid reflux, diarrhea, fatigue, doctor isn't showing any concern but I feel awful.

Gas / diarrhea: Check for reflux try ranitdine /previcid but also check for H pyloir a bacteria that is associated with reflux. i, also check for gallbladder , irritable bowel , food intolerances ( like lactose/gluten),check thyroid levels, rarely POTS- positional tachycardia ( need tilt table) , very rare Zollinger, carcinoid f/u/ w/ doc -second opinion or gastroenterologist ...Read more

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Been having loose stools ever since I came off acid reflux medication (nizatidine) is this normal? Been one week.

GERD meds: may be a side effect of mediciation. Stop all GI meds for 1 week and follow a regualr diet- if not improved, call your physician. ...Read more

Dr. Oscar Novick
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Loose Stools (Definition)

Loose stools is a symptom in which a person's stool (poop) does not hold its shape after it goes into the toilet. Instead of remaining a shaped piece of poop, the poop spreads out in the toilet bowl water. Very loose stool is called diarrhea. Loose stool can be caused by infections, certain foods or drinks, ...Read more


Dr. Ronald Krauser
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Reflux (Definition)

Acid reflux is defined as the presence of acidic gastric contents in the esophagus causing irritation. It's cause is blamed on the a lax gastroesophageal shpincter that permits usch regurgitation. Vesicoureteral reflux is regurgitation (backing up) of urine in the bladder into the ureter ...Read more