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Upper left stomach pain I have GERD ulcer and hernia. Taking nexium (esomeprazole)?
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Dr. Allen Seely
General Practice
7 doctors agree
In brief: NEXIUM (esomeprazole) =GOOD
I assume you had a 'scope' (an egd) to diagnose the 'ulcer'.
An esophageal ulcer (gerd ulcer) and hiatal hernia can be painful conditions. Nexium (esomeprazole) is a powerful acid blocker (ppi) and an excellent choice to treat 'too much stomach acid.' lifestyle changes will also help: cut caffeine, alcohol and smoking. You need to be seen quickly if signs of bleeding: black stools/ vomiting 'coffee grounds'.

In brief: NEXIUM (esomeprazole) =GOOD
I assume you had a 'scope' (an egd) to diagnose the 'ulcer'.
An esophageal ulcer (gerd ulcer) and hiatal hernia can be painful conditions. Nexium (esomeprazole) is a powerful acid blocker (ppi) and an excellent choice to treat 'too much stomach acid.' lifestyle changes will also help: cut caffeine, alcohol and smoking. You need to be seen quickly if signs of bleeding: black stools/ vomiting 'coffee grounds'.
Dr. Allen Seely
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Dr. David Earle
Surgery
1 doctor agrees
In brief: GERD
If you have damage to your esophagus from gerd, the encounters taken for 6-8 weeks should allow healing, but will not cure the reflux.
Gerd can be anatomically treated with endoscopic procedures and surgical procedures - both acceptable, but require testing to make sure you would be a candidate and the procedure could meet your goals. If the hiatal hernia is large, may need surgey.

In brief: GERD
If you have damage to your esophagus from gerd, the encounters taken for 6-8 weeks should allow healing, but will not cure the reflux.
Gerd can be anatomically treated with endoscopic procedures and surgical procedures - both acceptable, but require testing to make sure you would be a candidate and the procedure could meet your goals. If the hiatal hernia is large, may need surgey.
Dr. David Earle
Dr. David Earle
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