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Signs Of Gerd In Infants
Unlikely: Though many children may have symptoms of reflux with episodes of vomiting, it usually is only of concern if there is associated respiratory problems or poor weight gain. The symptoms are monitored to see if they improve once advancement of diet to more solid food occurs. If significant symptoms, including respiratory complaints, evaluation would include a contrast study to exclude hiatal hernia. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: Likely not. Even though there is no way to tell without details, it is unlikely. Remember that all babies have reflux - they all spit up. This is why we all buy burp cloths and bibs before we have a baby. But very few have true reflux disease. This only occurs if more severe problems happen like severe pain with spitting or poor weight gain. If you have those symptoms talk with your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My son was diagnosed with GERD when he was a baby. He pukes everytime he is too active or cries. Is that because of gerd?
Maybe: It's possible. The best way to be sure is discuss with pediatrician and pediatric gastroenterologist, possible a minimally invasive pediatric surgeon. Everyone will need to closely review past and current history, medical conditions, any "asthma" like symptoms, upper respiratory infections, pneumonia, etc.. Working together they can come up with an evaluation and treatment plan. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Excessive spitting: Typically babies who have gerd tend to be"spitty babies" who regurgitate their milk right after feedings (and sometimes even an hour or two later!) ongoing regurgitation tends to cause pain, so your baby may cry excessively. Poor weight gain or frequent back arching are also potential symptoms. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What kind if formula is best to use if your baby has GERD until i can make my an appointment for my baby to see a gi?
Several : There are several different formulas designed just for babies with reflux. One is enfamil ar and another is similac rs. Both of these have rice starch that when the formula hits the acidity of the stomach, moderately gels the formula, making it harder to spit up. Also, feed smaller amounts more often, keep baby upright after feeds for 30 minutes, burp frequently and sleep on back at slight recline. ...Read more
Gerd or "silent reflux" from forward head posture? If i fix the fhp will the GERD symptoms go away? 7 months of this and no signs of getting better.
Unlikely: Posture is not likely to be the problem. It may be related to hyperacidity, hiatal hernia or other GI problem. You should definitely see a GI doctor and have this assessed since it may be as simple as having helicobacter pylori infection treated with antibiotics. Good luck and feel better soon. ...Read more
Reflux is universal: All babies reflux to some degree and it gradually increases from birth to about 4-5 mo and begins to settle down after they start sitting up. Whether it becomes associated with pain, fussiness or weight loss to the point OB being called gerd varies with the patient. It may never show or be obvious in the first week. ...Read more
I feel kind of full and hungry at the same time i dont feel no pain or symptoms is this normal or can this be a sign of bloating can relate to my gerd?
I have GERD but lately I have been experiencing something that feels like a baby kicking in my stomach. What could this possibly be?
No: GERD does not cause black stools. But if you have taken Peptobismol, it can turn stool black. If you didn't take that, then you will need to see your primary care doctor soon. But if you are having several black stools and feeling lightheaded or dizzy, then you will need to go to an emergency room as it maybe a sign that you are bleeding in the bowels. ...Read more
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
What to do if I have pain in my shoulders and in my arms, sides of chest and hard time swallowing, is that a normal sign of gerd?
GERD: While this could be GERD, this is somewhat of an unusual presentation for GERD and could be a sign of many other conditions. It may also be totally inconsequential. The best thing is to check with your doctor to review your medical conditions. Some tests may be required. ...Read more
Swollen submandibular for 2 weeks. Diagnosed with TMD (limited opening, jaw pain) and GERD (had scope). Is swelling related, or sign of larger issue?
Infection/ inflamef: Most of the time swelling of submandibular glands is related to an infection in the head/ neck area in the side of the head of the swollen gland. From a tooth, gum infection, throat or upper respiratory condition , oral cancer, trauma , ear infection, sinusitis or many other conditions can result in swollen glands. Have a comprehensive oral exam. ...Read more
Dysphagia vs globus- what's difference & which is sign of esophageal cancer? Going on 3+ weeks, constant. Long history of GERD. Dr said no endoscopy needed.
Tough: Dysphagia is usually a problem with a neurologic cause. It is difficulty in swallowing to the point the person may aspirate in any of the phases of swallowing. Globus is a problem with swallowing that is usually thought to be psychogenic in origin and is made worse by stress and anxiety. Re the GERD, see your doctor again and at your age you may not need an EGD. Ask the doctor why no endoscopy. ...Read more
Could be: This sounds like a classic symptom for acid reflux. Common symptoms: throat clearing (especially after meals), feeling like something is stuck in the throat, thick mucus, hoarseness, bitter taste in throat, throat irritation. See your local ENT who can use a camera and look at your vocal cords. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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My 7yr old coughs so much she throws up a lot of phlegm.How can I help her?She has asthma.No allergies had GERD as baby but dr said outgrew it
Asthma medications: This may be due to cough-variant asthma, which often responds to singulair (montelukast) or inhaled corticosteroids. The cough could also be related to gerd, sinusitis, persistent bacterial bronchitis or other infection. Evaluation by you physician is required. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer