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How is GERD typically diagnosed?

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Dr. You Sung Sang
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology

In brief: Clinical history

Usually just a good clinical history and response to acid reducers are enough to diagnose gerd.
The gold standard is ph testing of the esophagus with either a catheter or capsule test. An endoscopy will show if there is erosive gerd.

In brief: Clinical history

Usually just a good clinical history and response to acid reducers are enough to diagnose gerd.
The gold standard is ph testing of the esophagus with either a catheter or capsule test. An endoscopy will show if there is erosive gerd.
Dr. You Sung Sang
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Dr. Howard Hack
Internal Medicine

In brief: Symptoms

Most gastroenterologist will use clinical history to diagnose gerd.
This may include a trial of acid treatment such as with medications such as omeprazole. Other diagnostic testing such as pH measurement can be used when the diagnosis is elusive.

In brief: Symptoms

Most gastroenterologist will use clinical history to diagnose gerd.
This may include a trial of acid treatment such as with medications such as omeprazole. Other diagnostic testing such as pH measurement can be used when the diagnosis is elusive.
Dr. Howard Hack
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