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I have just got over norovirus and now I have really bad gerd......Is this a common after effect or have I now developed this for good? ......

I have just got over norovirus and now I have really bad gerd......Is this a common after effect or have I now developed this for good? ......

Not necessarily: May be due to the stress o the illness. I wouldn't worry that your gerd symptoms are permanent. If they persist however, see you doctor for a consultation. ...Read more

Dr. David Cohen
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Stomach Flu (Definition)

Viral gastroenteritis is a viral infection of the GI tract. It can be picked up from contact with surfaces and foods that are carrying the virus. Symptoms include upset stomach, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and abdominal cramps. Sometimes ...Read more


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My GERD was under control with Prilosec. Three days after the stomach flu hit it's awful again. Is there a connection?

My GERD was under control with Prilosec. Three days after the stomach flu hit it's awful again. Is there a connection?

Give it some time.: A "stomach flu" can be accompanied by nausea, vomiting and "heartburn" that can mimic your usual GERD, and it can be so relentless that your Prilosec is simply not helping right now. It's doubtful that this stomach flu in the short term would have worsened your GERD for the long term. Give it a few more days and hopefully you'll start feeling better in this regard. ...Read more

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My doc says I have GERD but I have no heartburn, just bloating, gas and feeling sometimes coughafter eating...Are those herd related? I'm 24

My doc says I have GERD but I have no heartburn, just bloating, gas and feeling sometimes coughafter eating...Are those herd related? I'm 24

Partly: Sure as heck sounds like you are having some sx's suggestive of gerd, but you also probably have some degree of irritable bowel syndrome. You just seem to have a two'fer. Not unusual in the young patient like you. Dietary changes, smaller feedings, nicotine and caffeine elimination should help. Keep a diet diary, it will help u and ur doc determine the best course o action. ...Read more

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I have been taking dexilant (dexlansoprazole) for a few years for GERD, heartburn, etc and it does it great job. Recently I have been experiencing constipation and ga?

I have been taking dexilant (dexlansoprazole) for a few years for GERD, heartburn, etc and it does it great job. Recently I have been experiencing constipation and ga?

What is your diet: Make sure you had your colonoscopy check your diet what are you eating. Watch especially sugarless products cause a lot of gas probably not the devil ant but you should talk to your gi or primary to see if you can decrease discontinue it ...Read more

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I am experiencing passing gas, nausea (severity: mild), heartburn (gerd) (worsened by: bending forward, eating certain foods, lying flat), abdom...It's hard to eat and sleep.

I am experiencing passing gas, nausea (severity: mild), heartburn (gerd) (worsened by: bending forward, eating certain foods, lying flat), abdom...It's hard to eat and sleep.

Gastroenterologist: A gastroenterologist is best qualified to evaluate and treat you. Appropriate tests will be ordered in order to make a diagnosis. Possibilities include lactose or gluten intolerance as well as a hiatus hernia with reflux.In the meantime keep note of what foods trigger symptoms, don't go to bed with food in your stomach, sleep with your chest elevated higher than your abdomen, take prilosec, mylanta ...Read more

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I don't have heartburn. But im usually bloated, gas trapped inmy throat/chest, will wake up breathless&.Burping will relieved the discomfort. Is it gerd?

I don't have heartburn. But im usually bloated, gas trapped inmy throat/chest, will wake up breathless&.Burping will relieved the discomfort. Is it gerd?

Gas: There's a good chance that you're a gas swallower. Many of us swallow lots of air during the day and get bloated that way. If you're drinking lots of beverages during the day you likely are swallowing lots of gas with them, especially if they're carbonated. If you suck on candy, etc. Pay attention to this and you may be able to decrease it. Simethicone can decrease the size of your gas bubbles. ...Read more

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I have growling and loud popping noise gas/air. Had took medicine for GERD but noise is still its been bout 3 wks what could it be. Hope nothing bad?

I have growling and loud popping noise gas/air. Had took medicine for GERD but noise is still its been bout 3 wks what could it be. Hope nothing bad?

Consider: Changing diet. If lactose or milk products make it worse avoid them or use lactaid, if foods with gluten try gluten free diet and avoid gaseous food and try OTC simethicon ...Read more

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Chronic constipation Gerd Gas Age 31 years?

Chronic constipation Gerd Gas Age 31 years?

Question: You have constipation and gas? Your question is not clear.
You can use OTC antiacid mediciation and I strongly suggest a GI evaluation. If you have already been diagnosed with GERD, you will need to be tested for h. pylori and treated with PPI therapy. ...Read more

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Can Gerd and gas bubbles cause back between shoulder blades to ache? How do I tell if that's the cause?

Can Gerd and gas bubbles cause back between shoulder blades to ache? How do I tell if that's the cause?

Gerd: Sounds like you already have a diagnosis of GERD. Yes you can have pain here due to this. You should follow up and likely need a scope of your stomach to further evaluate your stomach and esophagus. ...Read more

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No gallbladder. Occasional RUQ pain just to right of middle chest. Have GERD. Could GERD be the cause? Could it be gas?

No gallbladder. Occasional RUQ pain just to right of middle chest. Have GERD. Could GERD be the cause? Could it be gas?

Could be gerd: If you had gallbladder out and have a known history of gerd it could certainly be reflux. There is a test called a bravo pH study in which a probe is placed in esophagus and records reflux episodes the receiver that you wear has buttons to press when you experience pain this allows dr to correlate your pain with the pH in esophagus to see if reflux is causing the pain. Suggest you get this test ...Read more

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I have on and off feeling like air/gas multiple bubbles to the left or below chest area no sign of pain or symptoms I do have gerd/acid reflux. Help?

I have on and off feeling like air/gas multiple bubbles to the left or below chest area no sign of pain or symptoms I do have gerd/acid reflux. Help?

Hard to say: That is certainly where your stomach could lie and cause stomach symptoms. Perhaps over the counter antacids, observation and if worsening symptoms see your doctor? ...Read more

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My 10 mo has GERD and sometimes tenses up and clenches her fists for a second or two and then goes about her normal play. Is it gas or something else?

My 10 mo has GERD and sometimes tenses up and clenches her fists for a second or two and then goes about her normal play. Is it gas or something else?

Most likely normal: I have seen babies do this, like a normal behaviour if she is otherwise nromal, could be related to Gerd related discomfort. Parents worry about seizure but usually normal ...Read more

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After a week of norovirus and upon improvement starting having gas and extreme hunger. After eating - uncontrollable shakes.?

After a week of norovirus and upon improvement starting having gas and extreme hunger. After eating - uncontrollable shakes.?

Post diarrhea shakin: Ability to absorb foods decreases with viral diarrheas - you may be eating too much too fast and causing the shaking - start slow and easy and avoid rich or creamy or heavy foods. ...Read more

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How come GERD and gas feels like a heart attack sometimes? I know it's most likely not one since I'm 22, But it's SO scary. Hard to distinguish..

How come GERD and gas feels like a heart attack sometimes? I know it's most likely not one since I'm 22, But it's SO scary. Hard to distinguish..

Way the body works.: It's related to the location of the pains, in the chest, and how your brain interprets the sensation sent to it by the esophagus. But you're right - reflux and esophageal spasm can easily feel like a heart attack. ...Read more

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What's the proper diet, for gerd? High fiber foods are casuing gas, which si bad, and I heard low fiber creates fat, which is bad too. I am confused.

What's the proper diet, for gerd? High fiber foods are casuing gas, which si bad, and I heard low fiber creates fat, which is bad too. I am confused.

Please see below: One thing you can do to reduce your risk for heartburn and acid reflux disease is to eat low-fat, high-protein meals. Also, eat smaller meals more frequently; stop eating before you get too full.

It may also help if you avoid certain beverages and foods, like coffee and carbonated drinks as well. ...Read more

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Gastrologist here prescriped me renditine 150 for 2 Wks for GERD, I started it & Now I feel cheast pain reliefed by making gas or stool, wht to take?

Gastrologist here prescriped me renditine 150 for 2 Wks for GERD, I started it & Now I feel cheast pain reliefed by making gas or stool, wht to take?

Ranitidine/gas: Tell your doctor, he may want to switch to a PPI like prilosec or prevecid. The effects you are feeling are related to reflux/ gastritis for which ranitidine should work but everyone is different. Maalox helps occasionally but has magnesium so can't take too much and for significant pain need a PPI or rantidine H2 blocker. Alos check for H pylori ...Read more

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Have had gallbladder removal. Have RUQ pain sometimes. Diagnosed with GERD. Can GERD cause RUQ pain just to right of middle of chest. Have gas too?

Have had gallbladder removal. Have RUQ pain sometimes. Diagnosed with GERD. Can GERD cause RUQ pain just to right of middle of chest. Have gas too?

Maybe: Pain in that location is pretty nonspecific, and doesn't sound dangerous, particularly in a 33 year old. Certainly could be due to GERD, although it is atypical. Best to see a general practitioner for a more complete evaluation. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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I had surgery in June and have had a few GERD episodes but nothing this severe. I have had an upper gi which showed no abnormality. I know am suffering with severe gas pains. I live in nm but am visiting in Texas. I took some phazyme which is helping

I had surgery in June and have had a few GERD episodes but nothing this severe. I have had an upper gi which showed no abnormality. I know am suffering with severe gas pains. I live in nm but am visiting in Texas. I took some phazyme which is helping

R/O IBS VS ADHESIONS: IBS VS ADHESIONS VS IUC/CROHNS DZ/IBD YOU NEED PROMPT EVALUATION. IBS SX can be managed. You need a full exam and blood work. Especially screen for H pylori. Also stool screen x 3 for occult blood /parasite/ &colonoscopy./EGD While you are getting these items checked out you should stick to a gluten free diet. Ie gutbliss. Com and Wholeapproach. Com The SX wax and wane. 30gm Fiber& 64oz water ...Read more

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Can you please discuss the protein rich food that cannot cause gas for a GERD patient?

Lean meats: Perhaps try lean proteins such as chicken and fish. They can be prepared many ways, and you can determine whether different sauces or cooking methods aggravate you or not. For sure I would not fry them, but would suggest baking, broiling, or grilling. ...Read more

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Abdomal pain I have had it for 3 years they say IBS or GERD I get gas a lot and I'm on anti acids?

Abdomal pain I have had it for 3 years they say IBS or GERD I get gas a lot and I'm on anti acids?

Gerd/ IBS: You may need to have an endoscopy and possibly colonoscopy to rule any other cause for your symptoms. See a g I specialist and he will certainly be helpful. ...Read more

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Can you have anxiety symptoms when not feeling anxious? Also I have GERD and get gas and shortness of breath which then causes anxiety and symps worsen

Can you have anxiety symptoms when not feeling anxious? Also I have GERD and get gas and shortness of breath which then causes anxiety and symps worsen

Feedback loop: First, yes you can have physical anxiety symptoms without the emotional ones at the same time. Also, some people are very, very attuned to physical sensations -- amplifying these into dire or alarming concerns rather than simple sensations. Certainly symptoms like gerd deserve investigation ; treatment, but it sounds like your health anxiety needs help also. Psychologists can assist you! ...Read more

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I m suffering from GERD after my dinner when I lie down to bed my stomach starts paining, acid starts building gas which cause reflux wht should I do.

I m suffering from GERD after my dinner when I lie down to bed my stomach starts paining, acid starts building gas which cause reflux wht should I do.

This is a common: Problem for busy young adults. First, you need to make sure you do not lie down to sleep until 2hours after dinner (which can be challenging if you work long days). Have 5 smaller meals throughout the day, don't have your largest meal at supper if possible. Avoid high fat meals. You may also raise the head of your bed by placing blocks underneath to reduce symptoms. Also get checked for H. Pylori. ...Read more

Dr. Charles Cattano
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Heartburn (Definition)

A painful burning sensation in the esophagus, just below or behind the breastbone. The pain often rises in your chest and may radiate to ...Read more


Gas (Definition)

In a medical context, "having gas" refers to having too much gas in the bowels. This causes burping, cramps in the belly, ...Read more