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Can acid reflux causes you ear pain, sensitive to noise, balance problems, heartburn, difficulty breathing&upper middle stomach pain? What to do?

Can acid reflux causes you ear pain, sensitive to noise, balance problems, heartburn, difficulty breathing&upper middle stomach pain? What to do?

Acid reflux : The balance and noise issues are not related to acid reflux but all the other symptoms are. See your local ENT and they can check your hearing and sort out all of your problems with the reflux. Good luck! feel better! ...Read more

Dr. Creighton Wright
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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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Can acid reflux cause neck and ear pain one just one side? Been having a burning sensation in my right side of neck and ear and sometimes chest.

Can acid reflux cause neck and ear pain one just one side? Been having a burning sensation in my  right side of neck and ear and sometimes chest.

Yes: Acid reflux can cause pain in throat, neck and ear along with chest burning in center of your chest. If ant- acids do not resolve issue in a week or two, you need to see an ENT to get a scope to look down at the inside of your throat, because it could be something else. ...Read more

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Hi I have acid reflux and gastritis but recently when I eat, I get headaches, dizzy and mild nausea with right ear pain. What could this be!?

Hi I have acid reflux and gastritis but recently when I eat, I get headaches, dizzy and mild nausea with right ear pain. What could this be!?

Site of reflux: it depends where the side of the reflux irritates. If it irritates the throat near the sea eustachian tube. Then you could get pain and some of these other areas. It is not uncommon for throat pain to also causing ear pain. If the reflux irritate you station to you could have middle ear involvement that could cause your dizziness. ...Read more

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I've been on gabupentin for a week for nerve pain in my ear - I'm now suffering with terrible acid reflux and pain when I eat? Cause feel awful.

I've been on gabupentin for a week for nerve pain in my ear - I'm now suffering with terrible acid reflux and pain when I eat? Cause feel awful.

Rare: but reported side effect. Try taking with food. If you are taking with your thyroxine on an empty stomach that may be part of the problem. You may need to discontinue but I would discuss with your doctor and see what they advise before making any changes. ...Read more

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Can acid reflux cause throat, neck pain and ear ache? I notice I feel this when my stomach is upset & when i feel sour / bitter taste on tongue. Help!

Can acid reflux cause throat, neck pain and ear ache? I notice I feel this when my stomach is upset & when i feel sour / bitter taste on tongue. Help!

Yes it can!: As the acidic contents of your stomach rises to the back of your throat it can irritate those areas. Also, your brain "refers" pain from the back of your throat to your ears. That's the reason. ...Read more

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Can acid reflux cause tingling /heat feeling in the head ? And dizziness? + a little weight loss? If no what could it be?

Can acid reflux cause tingling /heat feeling in the head ? And dizziness?  + a little weight loss? If no what could it be?

Re-evaluate: Tingling, heat, and dizziness are all possible symptoms of low blood sugar and low blood pressure. Aldactone (spironolactone) that you are using as an anti-andorgen could be contributing to these symptoms. Eating 6 equal small meals, staying hydrated, movement through the day, and a good night sleep might help. ...Read more

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I had a cold and my throat keeps hurting off and on all day but can get worse at night and in the mornings with earache. Acid reflux or cold?

I had a cold and my throat keeps hurting off and on all day but can get worse at night and in the mornings with earache. Acid reflux or cold?

Ear pain concerning: If you are congested, you may breathe through your mouth at night which makes sore throat worse. Although acid reflux can lead to some similar symptoms, it does not usually cause ear pain in this way. Recommend you see your doc so that an exam can be performed; treatment may be recommended, and the sooner the better. ...Read more

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Can a chest pain brought by acid reflux radiate to neck and ears, causing spasms and pressures?

Can a chest pain brought by acid reflux radiate to neck and ears, causing spasms and pressures?

Easy to Fix it: Take a good antacid for a few days. This should make the pain from acidity go away. If the pain persists, then it is not related to acid reflux. In that case you should go see a ENT doctor. As for antacids, you might have a favorite but I can suggest that you take either Pepcid (Famotidine) or Prilosec. Take it daily for one week. The acid reflux-pain goes away within 24 hours. ...Read more

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When my acid reflux is acting up is it normal for my mouth and ears to feel hot?

When my acid reflux is acting up is it normal for my mouth and ears to feel hot?

Could be: LPR (Laryngeo-Pharyngeal Reflux) can cause such symptoms, if despite reflux control you still feel the same symptoms, you may want to see your doctor, best wishes ...Read more

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My ear aches and I have the chills and a cough and am fatigued and I think I have acid reflux.

My ear aches and I have the chills and a cough and am fatigued and I think I have acid reflux.

Ear ache,cough,: chills,fatigue sound like a cold/flu/upper respiratory virus.one should treat the symptoms.C doc if not better in 1 week. Reflux not related. ...Read more

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Ache under & behind ear . Ear stuffy. Have rhinitis , anxiety , acid reflux ( only giving you history. ) anyways , any idea about the ache?

Ache under & behind ear . Ear stuffy. Have rhinitis , anxiety , acid reflux ( only giving you history. ) anyways , any idea about the ache?

Pain UNDER: and BEHIND ear may be due to INFLAMMED/ENLARGED LYMPH GLANDS! This may come from an EXTERNAL OTITIS (infection outer ear/canal or from some VIRAL INFECTIONS (Classic = German Measles) Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more

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Throat on fire, ears hurts when swollening... I have history of throat acid reflux.... Pain unbearable.. Had it for three days..

Throat on fire, ears hurts when swollening... I have history of throat acid reflux.... Pain unbearable.. Had it for three days..

Acid reflux: The common risk factors are eating large meals or lying down right after a meal, being overweight or obese, smoking, citrus fruits, and drinking certain beverages, such as alcohol, carbonated drinks, coffee, or tea. Treatment includes avoiding trigger factors, not eating at least 2 to 3 hours before lying down. losing weight and taking antireflux medications. ...Read more

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Could i have bacteria? it started with anfood allergy i have clogged ears, sinusitis, acid reflux and polyuria

Could i have bacteria? it started with anfood allergy i have clogged ears, sinusitis, acid reflux and polyuria

CELIAC VS ALLERGIES: Celiac vs Food Allergies is sometimes difficult to distinguish. True gluten allergy with Celiac antibodies is less common. You may have a leaky Gut. You need full exam and lab testing especially TFTS/VITD/Celiac Panel/HPYLORI. Stool samples x 3 . While waiting start a gluten free diet Wholeapproach.com gutbliss.com and rotate your food. Food allergy testing. A food diary and elimination may help ...Read more

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Hi , feeling little ache from coughing (cold) & burping (acid reflux /anxiety) under my chin near jaw / right ear.. Any idea what it is?

Hi , feeling little ache from coughing (cold)  & burping (acid reflux /anxiety) under my chin near jaw / right ear.. Any idea what it is?

Throat: I suspect that you have a viral upper respiratory tract infection and the pharynx is involved giving you discomfort near your chin with referred pain to your ear. IT'S also possible that there is associated middle ear infection,however. Try gargling with warm salt water,take a cough syrup like robitussinDm as needed. If ear pain worsens,see your physician for evaluation. ...Read more

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Hi. lower part of neck , behind ear on right side , it's been aching off & on as I burp . have acid reflux , stress & anxiety. Had sinus issue. Idea?

Hi. lower part of neck , behind ear on right side , it's been aching off & on as I burp . have acid reflux , stress & anxiety. Had sinus issue. Idea?

Post ear ache: May be mastoiditis which is like sinusitis ( it s in the bone behind the ear). May need antibiotics and also treatment of GERD/ reflux. Would also check if you have GERD for H pylori a bacteria that can complicated GERD. H pylori can be diagnosed by blood test or breath test . Consder GI/ ENT follow up . Would also ask about TMJ .Avoid GERd triggers , alcohol smoking, spicy/fatty foods, caffein ...Read more

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My inner ears and throat are itchy. Throat is really red and a bit swollen. Allergies? Acid reflux? What can I take?

My inner ears and throat are itchy. Throat is really red and a bit swollen. Allergies? Acid reflux? What can I take?

Could be both: Itching of the ear, roof of the mouth, and throat are commonly associated with allergies. However, here in utah there are no pollens out this time of year, and spring pollens haven't arrived yet. So unless you are exposed to a new pet, it's less likely. If your throat is visibly red reflux is possible, but it would be reaching very high up. Viral illness may be more likely. ...Read more

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Dr. Thomas Fiala
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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