Acid Reflux

Acid reflux is caused when the acid in the stomach travel up to the throat and create a burning feeling in the chest. The symptoms are heartburn, bad breath, sore throat, hoarse voice, bloating, etc. It can be caused by consuming spicy and fatty food or due to obesity, stress, anxiety, pregnancy, smoking, etc.

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Why do I get throat pain during swallowing?

Query: Hello doctor, I have pain on the left side of my throat when I swallow for the past two days. I am not sick and do not have a sore throat, fever, swollen glands, or any change in my throat. I am a 51-year-old female. Do you know what this could be and what I can do about it?  Read Full »

Dr. Mohammed Osama Aboborda

ENT Otolaryngologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Please capture a photo for your throat and send it to me. Do you have reflux in the form of a burning sensation in your chest or your stomach? Do you have a bitter taste in your throat when waking up in the morning?  Read Full »

How to treat a swollen and sore throat?

Query: Hello doctor, For six weeks, my throat has felt swollen, constricted, and I have an odd kind of soreness on the right side of my throat and sometimes the upper right side of my sternum. I feel the constriction all the time, but the soreness only when I swallow. The soreness begins at the top of my ...  Read Full »

Dr. Mohammed Osama Aboborda

ENT Otolaryngologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I think that it is the effect of reflux. I advise you to stop Famotidine and start Omeprazole 40 mg, which is a proton pump inhibitor. It is more effective than Famotidine, especially in severe persistent cases like your case. You can start with two tablets before...  Read Full »

I have red bumps under my tongue with something stuck on my throat. What to do?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 38 years old with a weight of 69 kilograms and a height of 5 feet 7 inches tall. Before six months, I had a severe dry cough and it got better within a week. I did not take any medicine for it. I also had some ulcers in my mouth and it also got resolved within a week. At that time, ...  Read Full »

Dr. Shyam Kalyan N

Allergy Specialist, General Practitioner, ENT Otolaryngologist, Family Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have gone through the picture (attachment removed to protect patient identity). The bumps present in the tongue are circumvallate papillae. They are present in everybody and in some peoples, it looks apparent in the mirror. The next problem you are facing is due to re...  Read Full »

Why do I have pain in shoulder, back and arm after stepping out of my home?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 31-year-old male. I have a history of a general anxiety disorder, hypertension, high cholesterol, and GERD. I am taking Amlodipine, Atenolol for hypertension, and Atorvastatin for cholesterol. I have shoulder pain, back pain, and arm pain every time when I step out of my house. Wh...  Read Full »

Dr. Sugreev Singh

Internal Medicine Physician, General Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern and I have gone through the reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). There is a slight elevation in TSH (thyroid-stimulating hormone) levels and triglyceride is not so high. There is nothing to worry. All these symptoms are ass...  Read Full »

Kindly suggest a permanent remedy for my long-term acid reflux problem.

Query: Hi doctor, I have suffered from reflux for over 10 years now, but usually quite manageable. It waxes and wanes. There are periods where I can have no symptoms, eat trigger foods without problems, and take Gaviscon now and then, and there are periods where I have to take 40 mg of PPI daily to keep ...  Read Full »

Dr. Ajeet Kumar Lohana

Medical Gastroenterologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have read your history and seen the report of gastric scintigraphy (attachment removed to protect patient identity). You do not have gastroparesis, a fraction of 25% at 2 hours post-meal within the stomach is a normal finding. Ideally, it should have bee...  Read Full »

Is it possible to have left-sided chest pain without cardiac cause?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 64 years old. I am a heavy drinker for 30 years and had SCA two years ago. I also had an AICD implant and on Dytor 10, Flavidon, Cordarone 200, Xeralto 15, and Xtor 10. My HR is 60, EF is 45, and LV grade 2 dysfunction with LV hypertrophy. I do cardiac exercise biking 8 km per da...  Read Full »

Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Cardiologist, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Family Physician, General Practitioner

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Did you ever undergo angiography or CT coronary angiography to look for the status of the vessel? Was your sudden cardiac arrest attributed to hypertrophic cardiomyopathy? Please share your echo report as well. Now regarding your pain, it does not show the character...  Read Full »

How to treat burning tongue with red bumps?

Query: Hello doctor, I had a burning tongue for a while and some patches on my tongue. At the moment, my GP put me on medication for acid reflux, and that seems to help with the burning tongue. However, I still have some small red bumps on the side of my tongue, and they have not got away. The burning ton...  Read Full »

Dr. Ummah Mohammad


Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your pain and shall surely try to help the best way out. First of all, I think your GP has got the right point. It was due to acid reflux that is why the medicine is helping you out both ways. Acid reflux is one important cause of the burning tongue as ...  Read Full »

Why am I feeling a lump in throat while swallowing?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 21 years old. I had a bad cold back before five months. After self-examination of my throat, I noticed a row of growths under my palatine tonsils, right beside my lingual tonsils. I had visited an ENT doctor and the specialist insisted that they were just harmless lingual tonsils an...  Read Full »

Dr. Alok Rathi

ENT Otolaryngologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Let me assure you, you have nothing to worry. Relax, because you have stress. Yes, that is the only thing you have got and it is not just stress, it is very harmful. Stress can cause all symptoms you currently have. For example, it causes increased acid release in the s...  Read Full »

Is it fine to do fundoplication for GERD?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been struggling with pressure under my ribs and tightness in my chest for 5 years. It is on and off, but mostly it gives me a hard time to come through. I feel hard to belch often. I have taken Esomeprazole and Nexium to keep the reflux down, but the tightness and other awful ...  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad M. Hanif Md.

Cardiologist, Criticalcare Physician, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have carefully worked through your health query and can well understand your issues. Yes, it seems to be due to GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease), simply the acid reflux. It has caused damage to the esophagus and other parts of the body too. Hiatal hernia...  Read Full »

Please help me to get relief from consistent chest pain.

Query: Hello, I am current experiencing pain in my chest and have been for almost 3 years now. I have been to two different cardiologist and have had EKG, stress test, and ultra sounds on my heart performed at both locations. Nothing from either cardiologist was discovered to be out of the ordinary . I the...  Read Full »

Dr. Ajeet Kumar Lohana

Medical Gastroenterologist

Answer: Hello dear I welcome you to icliniq. Well I can understand that you must be very anxious about your problem, and I really would like to provide you with the best suggestion I can. But before jumping in to treatment of it, it is crucial that I have all your reports in my hands to interpret in light...  Read Full »

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