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Can Gerd Worsen Dysphagia
Have had dysphagia on and off for about 4 weeks. Same with loss of appetite. Can both of them be caused by "Gerd"?
What is the difference between NERD & GERD? If my endoscopy shows normal but I have dysphagia corrected by Nexium, is this NERD?.. Only Nexium works.
NERD: ... Is an endoscopic term meaning that no erosions were seen in the esophagus by endoscopy . It does not mean that you do not have gastroesophageal reflux disease. If Nexium helps, I would continue that medicine, as recommended by your gastroenterologist. You should also continue antireflux measures, in addition. Good luck. ...Read more
Do I have gerd? When i eat trigger foods nothing happens i'm normal i only have dysphagia and phlegm. I'm paranoid about this, had for 4 months
No: There are many causes of dysphagia. If you are truely having difficulty swallowing then you should have a swallowing study. Phlegm may be caused by allergies and post nasal drip. You may have 2 different things going on. The first step would be to see your pirmary care doctor and see if you need to see an ear, nose , throat specialist. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Endoscopy shows Esophagus as perfectly normal, yet I have Dysphagia which was eliminated by taking Nexium. Does this mean I have NERD-subset of GERD?
I had dysphagia. Endoscopy showed my esophagus as normal. I have no GERD symptoms at all. Daily Nexium cured the dysphagia. What do I have? thanks
Esophageal spasm: This is conjecture. You likely had some silent reflux without the typical symptoms but which resulted in esophageal spasm or something similar resulting in dysphagia. I still would have expected to see some evidence of inflammation on the endoscopy. But the Nexium would have worked in this situation. ...Read more
Had dysphagia. 2 Endoscopies showed esophagus as normal. Zero GERD symptoms at all. Nexium cured the dysphagia. What do I have? Can a GI answer-thanks
Consider these...: 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). MIght still want to see a gastroenterologist (gi doctor) for evaluation & further treatment options. ...Read more
How does GERD cause Dysphagia if my esophagus is normal with no scarring or narrowing? I have no heartburn or any other GERD symptoms?
My 1 yr old has gerd, allergies, & a dysphagia issue recently she's gotten worse& coughs violently nonstop.She's had antibiotics, what can we do now?
More doctoring: Are you working with allergy and GI specialists or just your pediatrician? Difficulty swallowing (dysphagia) in an infant or child with gerd and allergies raises the possibility of eosinophilic esophagitis (ee), a relatively newly-defined disorder allergic disorder which resembles but is different from gerd. Diagnosis requires esophageal endoscopy. Talk to your pediatrician about ee. ...Read more
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