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Can GERD cause a hole inside the nose on septum?
8 doctors weighed in

Randy Burgett
General Practice
4 doctors agree
In brief: No
Gerd is a reflux of stomach acid up into the bottom of the esophagus.
You can have sore throat, bad breath, throat fullness from laryngopharyngeal reflux. You shouldn't be getting reflux all the way up into your nose from gerd. If you have a hole in the septum, it is likely from something other than gerd.

In brief: No
Gerd is a reflux of stomach acid up into the bottom of the esophagus.
You can have sore throat, bad breath, throat fullness from laryngopharyngeal reflux. You shouldn't be getting reflux all the way up into your nose from gerd. If you have a hole in the septum, it is likely from something other than gerd.
Randy Burgett
Randy Burgett
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Dr. David Astrachan
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
2 doctors agree
In brief: Extremely unlikely
Reflux disease can cause a lot of atypical symptoms but a septal perforation, I do not believe, is one of them. For reflux to cause it you'd have to a significant amount of stomach juice get into the nose and sit in the front without causing other symptoms such as sinusitis, chronic inflammation, etc.
.. Perforations are caused by trauma, self inflicted (nose picking, drugs) or from cautery/surgery.

In brief: Extremely unlikely
Reflux disease can cause a lot of atypical symptoms but a septal perforation, I do not believe, is one of them. For reflux to cause it you'd have to a significant amount of stomach juice get into the nose and sit in the front without causing other symptoms such as sinusitis, chronic inflammation, etc.
.. Perforations are caused by trauma, self inflicted (nose picking, drugs) or from cautery/surgery.
Dr. David Astrachan
Dr. David Astrachan
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Dr. Suzanne Galli
Facial Plastic Surgery
In brief: Septal perforation
Causes of perforations include trauma, drug use and previous surgery.
Have your nose evaluated by a board certified otolaryngologist.

In brief: Septal perforation
Causes of perforations include trauma, drug use and previous surgery.
Have your nose evaluated by a board certified otolaryngologist.
Dr. Suzanne Galli
Dr. Suzanne Galli
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