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Dr. Milroy Samuel
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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 excessive burping cause my throat to damage over time? Have a hard time gargling, can't swallow, choke on air daily. Neck pain, and acid reflux.

Can excessive burping cause my throat to damage over time? Have a hard time gargling, can't swallow, choke on air daily. Neck pain, and acid reflux.

Acid reflux : Acid reflux can be damaging over time. Talk to your doctor about your symptoms. Do you also snore? Have you been evaluated for sleep apnea? Is your. Diet healthy? Do, you drink a lot of soda or caffeine? Thing to talk to your doctor about. ...Read more

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Can excessive belching cause throat damage? Can't gargle, difficulty swallowing at times, choking, neck pain on both sides, acid reflux problems.

Can excessive belching cause throat damage? Can't gargle, difficulty swallowing at times, choking, neck pain on both sides, acid reflux problems.

Belching: The excessive belching is caused by some underlying condition, such as your reflux disease. The belching itself is more a symptom than the cause you need to get treated. Seek help form a GI dr. Who specializes in this area. Best wishes. ...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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Last night i woke up to pain in my neck, pain unlike a sore throat. Close to my chest. When i eat or swallow too. Acid reflux or heartburn? Take tums (calcium carbonate)?

Last night i woke up to pain in my neck, pain unlike a sore throat. Close to my chest. When i eat or swallow too. Acid reflux or heartburn? Take tums (calcium carbonate)?

See a GI doctor: Use of agents which reduce acid production in the upper GI tract may be necessary, but first you need to be examined to make sure there is no other manageable cause for these symptoms. Go see someone and get this worked out soon. ...Read more

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About my right neck pain my doctor prescribe me that I have acid reflux is it connected?

About my right neck pain my doctor prescribe me that I have acid reflux is it connected?

It is possible: When the right other symptoms accompany that single problem. That issue taken alone does not give enough to go on so i would follow up with your doctor. ...Read more

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Can acid reflux be associated with neck/shoulder/arm/elbow and stabbing/dull chest pain on both sides of the body?

Can acid reflux be associated with neck/shoulder/arm/elbow and stabbing/dull chest pain on both sides of the body?

Usually not: Pain is more related to chest and mid abdomen. Quality of pain burning type. Does not radiate to neck, elbow or arms or shoulder. ...Read more

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I have a burning sensation just below my shoulder blade on one side, i don't have burning in my throat so d punt think its acid reflux help.

I have a burning sensation just below my shoulder blade on one side, i don't have burning in my throat so d punt think its acid reflux help.

Need more info: Which side do you feel the burning? What makes it better? Anything make it worse? Are there any skin changes associated with the area of burning (i.E, vesicles). It's difficult to help without more information. ...Read more

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Having bad left shoulder,left elbow and back pains. Acid reflux/heartburn for 2 4 days. Weird feeling in bottom of throat. Really scared! Help please!

Having bad left shoulder,left elbow and back pains. Acid reflux/heartburn for 2 4 days. Weird feeling in bottom of throat. Really scared! Help please!

See below: Would like to give you precise guidance by this Question box doesn't allow for diagnosis or complicated questions. AN ONLINE CONSULTATION AT HEALTH TAP MIGHT BE HELPFUL. A VOICE ONLY OR VIDEO WOULD BE BEST. An Inbox Text consult next best(would need to be available to answer questions). A text chat is undesirable as it is too slow to get enough information.r Reflux advice: http://bit.ly/1oBHu1n ...Read more

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If acid reflux is severe, is it possible to cause pain in the area of the back between the shoulder blades?

Possible: If you are experiencing acid reflux and back pain, you should talk to your doctor about what is going on. It might be related, however, if it's not, you do want to know what is causing your issues. There may be something going on that is totally unrelated to your reflux. If that is the case, you want to get it taken care of incase something else even more serious than acid reflux is going on. ...Read more

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I've severe acid reflux can it cause 1 lingual tonsil more enlarged than other had previous thyroid cancer scared of throat cancer or base if tongue?

I've severe acid reflux can it cause 1 lingual tonsil more enlarged than other had previous thyroid cancer scared of throat cancer or base if tongue?

GERD: Severe reflux can result in the development of barrett's esophagus; which has an increased incidence of developing esophageal cancer. Upper endoscopy is a simple method for evaluating any esophageal disease. If your problem is severe, you should be on some form of acid blockade such as omeprazole. You may even benefit from some type of antireflux surgery. ...Read more

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My Other is experiencing arm pain, shoulder pain, severe pain in extremity and warm skin, neck pain, and arm pain like a bp cuff is going on &off.

My Other is experiencing  arm pain, shoulder pain, severe pain in extremity and warm skin, neck pain, and arm pain like a bp cuff is going on &off.

Neuralgia: It sounds like he has a problem in his neck with pressure on the nerve roots coming out in the neck area he needs to see if physician and get a definitive diagnosis ...Read more

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Could acid reflux cause pain inbetween shoulder blades in the back?

Unlikely: Acid reflux causes discomfort in the pit of the stomach or pain behind the breast bone(sternum). You should get checked out to find the cause(some other cause) for your pain between shoulder blades/ in the back. ...Read more

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Been getting acid reflux (felt in neck) daily. Indicative of something detrimental? Could tea and/or yogurt cause this? 10mg Pepcid (famotidine) AC stops it.

Been getting acid reflux (felt in neck) daily. Indicative of something detrimental? Could tea and/or yogurt cause this? 10mg Pepcid (famotidine) AC stops it.

Acid reflux per se: is not detrimental and is treatable..HOWEVER an evaluation by a Gastroenterologist is probably a good idea since some esophageal; disorders need special attention (eg "Barrett's esophogas") Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more

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My son in 10 yrs old and 1yr ago was diagnosed with chronic acid reflux. When it acts up he complains of severe pain then vomits bile is this normal?

My son in 10 yrs old and 1yr ago was diagnosed with chronic acid reflux. When it acts up he complains of severe pain then vomits bile is this normal?

NO: This is not close to normal and deserves further evaluation. The conventional approach to reflux leaves much to be desired. I advise you seek the care of a good holistic md (ronald hoffman in manhattan would be a good choice). See http://bit.Ly/1b1avqs ; http://chriskresser.Com/what-everybody-ought-to-know-but-doesnt-about-heartburn-gerd for much more info. ...Read more

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Can acid reflux cause burning sensation in left shoulder and arm pit chest area. If I touch where it hurts it hurts worse?

Can acid reflux cause burning sensation in left shoulder and arm pit chest area. If I touch where it hurts it hurts worse?

No, this isn't GERD: This symptoms constellation is not consistent with reflux disease. It should be checked out just the same. The fact that the pain is worse when you touch the area suggests that it is either musculoskeletal or nerve pain. Is it related to meals? I'm wondering why you are associating this with reflux? The best way to approach this is to visit with your doc and have an exam done with some tests. ...Read more

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Can heartburn or acid reflux cause pain in the left arm and upper left shoulder blade?

See your doctor. : Heartburn and acid reflux can cause left arm and shoulder pain. However heart conditions can also do this. If you have a personal or family history of heart disease you need to see a doctor. You may also develop an ulcer with moderate alcohol use. ...Read more

Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
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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


Nocturnal (Definition)

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