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Is it normal to have acid reflux issues after sex?

Is it normal to have acid reflux issues after sex?

No: It is not common to have acid reflux after having sex. If it continues, you should consult with your doctor.

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Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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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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How long is normal to have acid reflux?

Possibly forever: Reflux is a natural event where stomach contents bubble up into the lover esophagus. Belching/burping are a dry form of reflux. It is when the acid backwash produces symptoms that people feel the pain & get the disease label.Nicotine, caffeine & laying down after eating aggravate the process. Avoiding those helps it. Medications can help for a while but changing lifestyle choices helps more.

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Is it normal to have acid reflux from pill overdose?

Is it normal to have acid reflux from pill overdose?

Yes: Yes, however it depends on the type of pill you overdosed. Visit your local physician as soon as possible for more information

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Is it normal to have acid reflux caused by not eating all day?

Is it normal to have acid reflux caused by not eating all day?

Can happen: Particularly if stomach slow in emptying and acid acculates in stomach associated with incompetent esophageal sphincter at end of stomach.

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Burning in back of throat - worse when I swallow. Also burping. Has been going on for 4 days. Is it normal to have acid reflux this long??

Burning in back of throat - worse when I swallow. Also burping. Has been going on for 4 days. Is it normal to have acid reflux this long??

Yes: Start taking protonix or nexium (esomeprazole) over the counter. Watch your diet: No too much]h coffee, tea. No alcohol, Bland diet and see your PMD or GI. Eat by 6 PM dinner and nothing after that till your breakfast, only fluids basically water

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I have all the normal symptoms of acid reflux and jitters but I'm not responding to any of the medication. Could It be something else?

I have all the normal symptoms of acid reflux and jitters but I'm not responding to any of the medication. Could It be something else?

Could be: Classic gerd should respond to a bland low fat diet and taking a medication like prilosec or nexium (esomeprazole). You may have other disorders like esophageal spasm, eosinophilic esophagitis, bile reflux all of which aren't often helped by the above treatments. A gastroenterologist is best qualified to evaluate, advise and treat you if your symptoms persist.

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Can you still have acid reflux if your upper gu came back normal?

Can you still have acid reflux if your upper gu came back normal?

Reflux and Upper GIs: Yes, you can. An Upper GI is just a radiologic study to assess the internal structure from mouth to stomach and sometimes first portion of small intestine. It makes sure there are no areas of narrowing or obstruction. It may show reflux in some patients but the study is not designed for this. To determine reflux you may need an endoscopy with biopsies or a pH probe/impedance study.

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I noticed that I cough quite a bit, is this normal with acid reflux?

I noticed that I cough quite a bit, is this normal with acid reflux?

Yes, esp in AM: Yes, a chronic cough is 1 of the signs of acid reflux. Also, post-nasal drip (allergies), asthma, & lung problems could cause similar symptoms. These conditions cd be excluded by a good doctor asking questions & perhaps some basic testing. Without knowing more, it's hard to say which condition is causing the cough. R u taking antacid medications? TTYD about ur Sx & see if something is being missed

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Acid reflux became more frequent after stopping iron get it a few times every 2 to 3 weeks? Is this normal

Acid reflux became more frequent after stopping iron get it a few times every 2 to 3 weeks? Is this normal

Iron= irritant: Oral iron supplementation can cause stomach irritation or medically induced gastritis. I suggest calling your prescribing physician and stopping iron until symptoms subside.

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I have acid reflux and I was wondering is it normal for me to not hardly be able to breath? And start to feel hot at sometimes?

I have acid reflux and I was wondering is it normal for me to not hardly be able to breath? And start to feel hot at sometimes?

Yes: Acid reflux can cause reflux into larynx/trachea that can causeasthma like symptoms. Possibly no relation to feeling hot.

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My acid reflux tends to come in waves. I get it everyday for days but then can go days without ever getting it. Is this pattern normal?

Possibly: acid reflux symptoms can be diet-related tending to increase with certain foods, ie fried foods, chocolate, caffeine, and spicy foods. lying down right after eating could also make symptoms worse. Keeping a diary of what foods you are eating in relation to your symptoms as well as a timeline of symptom onset after a meal may help. Weight loss may also help reduce symptoms.

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What causes loss of upper range and voice cracks when singing high but doesn't show up on a normal video stroboscope? It's not acid reflux either

Dysphonia: The usual cause is either post-nasal drip or acid reflux. You should have an evaluation by a gastroenterologist that performs esophageal pH studies and manometry. They may just try you on a course of acid suppression medications.

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I Feel like there's a rock in my chest. It hurts to eat or drink anything, like its trying to get around the rock. I normally have awful acid reflux.

I Feel like there's a rock in my chest. It hurts to eat or drink anything, like its trying to get around the rock. I normally have awful acid reflux.

Dysphagia: You will need to be seen by a gastroenterologist. You may need an upper endoscopy or an xray-esophagram to evaluate these symptoms further.

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Is it normal for acid reflux to be making me feel nauseous? It feels like my throat is getting all sick and gross.

Yes...: The fact that acid returns to your esophagus can stimulate your body response to nausea and possible vomiting. Avoid fatty and fried foods, sauces, alcohol, caffeine, mint, too much bread, citric juices which cause more symptoms. You make take over the counter antacids or meds for acid reflux like TUMS and Zantac (ranitidine).

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Hello I'm on omeprazole for acid reflux is it normal to still get flare ups from time to time?

Yes.: Diet is a very important to have healthy stomach health. Stay away from spicy foods, chocolates and peppermint. Wear a loose belt. Raise the head of the bed or use more pillows might help decrease symptoms.

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Is occasional acid reflux/heartburn normal? (like once a month and only very slight). Should I only be concerned if it becomes a constant problem?

No concern for now.: For occasional acid reflux symptoms (less than 2 times/week) you can just take over the counter medications as needed. There are some alarm symptoms to look out for. These include: chest pain, difficulty swallowing, age over 50, duration of reflux greater than 10 years, anemia and throwing up blood. If those are present, you should see a gastroenterologist.

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Why is it that every time I have sex its so much air in there that I can't enjoy it and my partner notice to and could this come from acid reflux?

Pain with sex: You are describing the accidental entry of air into the vagina during intercourse, which can create significant discomfort and this can make it difficult to enjoy the act. This is totally unrelated to acid reflux. This can be worse with intercourse in certain positions, such as with the partner entering from behind. If changing positions doesn't help, see your gynecologist for a diagnosis.

Dr. Hamid Sajjadi
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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