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Doctor insights on: Pregnant Acid Reflux Symptoms

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I just found out that im 5 weeks preagnant, few weeks before i took Nexium (esomeprazole) for acid reflux and sertraline for panic attacks. Is that safe for the baby?

I just found out that im 5 weeks preagnant, few weeks before i took Nexium (esomeprazole) for acid reflux and sertraline for panic attacks. Is that safe for the baby?

Likely OK: Nexium (esomeprazole) not a problem. The jury is not in yet on sertraline during pregnancy. The problems that have been suspected with sertraline appear to be more of a problem later in pregnancy, closer to delivery, with some of these meds being suspected to be involved in some cardiac/breathing problems in newborns at the time of birth with a condition called persistent pulmonary hypertension. ...Read more

Dr. Al Hegab
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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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What are some of the symptoms of acid reflux?

What are some of the symptoms of acid reflux?

Heartburn: Heartburn is the main sx, also burning pain in the chest, bitter taste in back of throat, foods coming back in throat, sx usu worse when pt lay down or at night. ...Read more

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Help! what is acid reflux and what are the symptoms?

Help! what is acid reflux and what are the symptoms?

Acid Reflux: Also known as gerd, is a condition in which stomach acids rise up into the esophagus because the valve that separates the stomach contents from the esophagus is faulty. It presents with heart burn, regurgitation & dyspepsia. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of acid-reflux and esophagitis?

What are the symptoms of acid-reflux and esophagitis?

Different diseases: Acid reflux - burning in mid epigastrium radiating up into chest / esophagus, often worse at night, associated with certain foods, water brash, cough, hoarse voice, nausea, chest pain. Esophagitis - pain with swallowing, often burning or cramping along esophagus, worse with certain foods and temperatures. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms for acid reflux in infants, how is it diagnosed and how is it treated?

Symptoms vary: Infants normally spit up some following ingestion of liquids. Severity of reflux is judged by volume, frequency and weight gain. Symptoms include frequent spitting up, irritability, refusal to eat, and lack of normal weight gain. If reflux or vomiting several hours after meal, means also slow gastric emptying.Antireflux meds may not help. Ugi, nm gastric emptying, ph probe tests may be used to dx. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of acid reflux disease?

Many...: Subtle symptoms of acid reflux include frequent throat clearing, sensation of something stuck in the throat, dry cough, voice changes, postnasal drip, and mucus in the throat. Less subtle symptoms obviously include heartburn or indigestion pain, or even brash (stomach contents reaching the back of the throat). ...Read more

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Can probiotics improve symptoms of acid reflux?

Can probiotics improve  symptoms of acid reflux?

Possibly so : There is decent evidence to support the use of probiotics for overall GI health. Which probiotic are you currently using, and have you experienced any benefit to date? ...Read more

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Can constipation cause acid reflux symptoms to worsen?

Can constipation cause acid reflux symptoms to worsen?

Possibly: Slow gastric emptying is associated with constipation. Slow gastric emptying is associated with gastroesophageal reflux. Omeprazole (prilosec) or proton pump inhibitor helps control acid but does not affect gastric emptying. Constipation can also increase abdominal pressure and in turn reflux. Side effect of Omeprazole also is constipation. ...Read more

Dr. Mark Ingerman
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


Dr. James Lin
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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