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Hi! how will dr know to treat for inflamed thyroid or LPR (gerd)?Simptoms very alike!

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Dr. Arthur Heller
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology

In brief: Completely different

Different history, physical findings, laboratory tests.
Can't tell unless you go to the doc and get examined.

In brief: Completely different

Different history, physical findings, laboratory tests.
Can't tell unless you go to the doc and get examined.
Dr. Arthur Heller
Dr. Arthur Heller
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Dr. Thomas Namey
Lets see, what did I say?
Dr. Thomas Namey
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology

In brief: No, Sx are quite...

Different. Gerd is worse after eating.
Thyroid pain is not. Gerd responds to otc prilosec. Thyroid pain does not. In fact, very, very few patients with thyroiditis have such an inflammatory response that they have pain. So really quite different.

In brief: No, Sx are quite...

Different. Gerd is worse after eating.
Thyroid pain is not. Gerd responds to otc prilosec. Thyroid pain does not. In fact, very, very few patients with thyroiditis have such an inflammatory response that they have pain. So really quite different.
Dr. Thomas Namey
Dr. Thomas Namey
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