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Can Acid Reflux Cause Ulcers
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
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
Possible: If you start with a viral illness, the bacterial flora of the gut (good bacteria normally there) can get thrown off balance. Also h.Pylori bacteria can cause reflux issues. Probiotics as well as otc medications for reflux can be helpful. If symptoms last more than 2 wks, see your family physician. ...Read more
Sure, anything can: Gerd is common--present in about 70 million americans. As such, there are easy solutions if you have just symptoms. If however you have inflammation due to gerd, this can be progressive & needs to be controlled. Start with behavior & diet changes (see prior healthtap answers), add acid-blocker medications (either h2-blockers or ppi's). Get evaluated, especially if atypical, chronic &/or worsening. ...Read more
It can ...: Because, it's actually possible for stomach contents(including stomach acid) to reflux up from the stomach into the back of the throat, and then instead of going back down the food pipe(esophagus) but rather into the wind pipe(trachea) and inflamme the larger airways of the lungs! ...Read more
No: While the mouth is ultimately connected to the anys, there is no mechanism for gerd to cause discomfort at the off ramp. ...Read more
Sure, see GI doctor: Difficulty swallowing ("dysphagia") can be distinguished as a "transfer" problem (difficulty moving food from mouth to top of esophagus), "transit" problem (difficulty moving food down the esophagus), "spasm", gerd (due to sphincter problems), or obstructive (webs, rings, strictures, ulcer, tumor). Best to see a gastroenterologist (gi doctor) for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more
See below: GERD is not known to cause rashes or hives. these are most common with anything that causes histamine release from the body like allergies. Gerd can present with unusual symptoms like asthma, chest pain, headaches, biter taste, sore throat. but the hallmark of GERD is heartburn ...Read more
Not related issues: Acid-related events typically involve the gut, whereas hepatitis is a liver inflammation. Only in very rare circumstances does stomach juice potentially "reflux" into the biliary tree. Also, rare opportunities exist for tumors to metastasize to the liver from the upper GI tract, but such tumors do not secrete acid into the liver to cause its inflammation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How long does it take for acid reflux to cause an ulcer? I am very good about taking my medication as directed.
Esophageal/Stomach?: Acid reflux if treated properly with acid suppression therapy does not cause ulcers in esophagus.If left untreated over long period of time it may cause esophagitis, esophageal erosions;ulcers in esophagus but acid reflux does not cause stomach ulcers, which are mostly caused by infection with h pylori a bacteria. ...Read more
Exact synonym so far as this pathologist is concerned. An ulcer is a lesion on a body surface (outer or inner) in which the epithelium and at least some of the underlying connective tissue has been lost specifically to necrosis (cell death) rather than just mechanical or chemical injury. All ulcer craters ...Read more
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
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