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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

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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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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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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Dr. Ravi Chand
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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