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Will Chest Xray Show Acid Reflux
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
Yes: A chest x-ray can show different structures in the chest including the trachea and lungs, heart, vessels, bones, and the diaphragm to name a few. They do not see everything and there are other tests to look for and at specific things depending on the clinical issue. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes, if GERD present: Diagnostic upper endoscopy (EGD) is an optical examination of the upper GI tract by which inflammation & upper GI structural pathology can be assessed (both macroscopically and, with biopsy sampling, microscopically). Some histology is characteristic of GERD. Endoscopy may also facilitate placement of probes to measure reflux. ...Read more
No: I have not heard of such a link. ...Read more
Can GERD cause neck and arm pain? Diagnosed with GERD after normal ECG, echo stress test and chest X-ray
Gallbladder post 1year bravo test negative for acid reflux, but upper gi showed esphogitis reflux and some erosion, what is causing if no acid reflux ?
Non-acid reflux: Could be non-acid reflux. Also, no test is perfect, and the bravo study could be incorrect. Its also important to use the bravo data to correlate symptoms to acid reflux episodes. There is also a 24 hour pH-impedance study that can detect reflux that is not acid. Ask your GI doctor about these. Hope this helps! ...Read more
What damage can LPR acid reflux can do to lungs in long term if my pft and xray blood report are normal do I need CT scan of lungs for breathlessness?
Treat LPR: If you have ruled out any cardiac and anxiety issue, you will need to get the LPR treated. If treatment failed, you may consider the Linx device. A Cochrane review had noted that treating reflux reduced the symptoms of asthma but did not improve lung function (if you have asthma). Vocal cord dysfunction may be triggered by LPR. Consult GI doctor for the LPR and ENT for vocal cord evaluation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Excess burping, occasional chest pain, no heartburn. Gastroscopy show 1cm sliding hiatial hernia. Is Laryngopharyngeal reflux likely ? Or GERD ?
Detects reflux: It can detect acid going into the lower esophagus or in rare cases higher up into the esophagus, but LPR is diagnosed by the history and physical findings on exam. Just because acid is seen going up high in the esophagus and possibly into the throat, doesn't mean you would have symptomatic LPR. Symptoms are pain, lump sensation, phlegm, constant clearing, dry cough, and hoarseness. Seen an ENT. ...Read more
Had a chest CT for a persistent cough. All clear. I suspect it gould be related to acid reflux. Would the chest CT show eosophigus abnormalities?
How does acid reflux cause dysphagia if my GI did a endoscopy 2X which shows my esophagus as normal.I have no acid reflux symptoms?Nexium (esomeprazole) fixed this.
EGD can be normal: I think you already asked this question. EGD can be normal even if there is reflux. The precise mechanism probably doesn't matter. If no serious disease was found, and you feel better with Nexium, (esomeprazole) smile and enjoy being symptom-free. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can LPR reflux cause shortness of breath on mild activity like bathing playing cooking, xray 2decho pft blood test ECG are normal?
Perhaps: If the laryngopharyngeal reflux is causing excessive mucus or buildup in the airway such that it is difficult to move air, then perhaps. Alternatively ways this condition could lead to shortness of breath include excessive coughing which interferes with normal air movement, or postnasal drip leading to asthma. ...Read more
A chest x-ray is the basic radiographic study for evaluation of the heart and lungs. It usually consists of 2 views: postero-anterior and lateral. The image is now usually acquired digitally with the sensor placed against the front of the chest for the pa view and on the left side of the chest for the lateral view. Pneumonia, heart enlargement, CHF and many other ...Read more
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
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