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 intermittent chest pain with dizziness?

Query: Hello doctor, I am having some chest pain on my left side. It feels like it is around my heart. Kind of a slow, deep ache from my armpit, over the whole chest, up to the clavicle. I have been having a bit short of breath, and when I stand up I feel really dizzy and light-headed. It takes about 10-1...  Read Full »


Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

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

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Firstly, this does not appear to be CAD (coronary artery disease) related pain to me, however, it should be evaluated to rule out some unusual cardiac causes, especially valvular problems. Because of your age, long duration of symptoms without treatment and atypical...  Read Full »

What could cause the feeling of something stuck in the throat?

Query: Hello doctor, Feeling of something stuck in the throat that comes and goes. It is mostly there all the time but sometimes it will go away. It actually feels more like that flap in my throat is twisted or I am swallowing it or something. I had a scope down by a GI last week and they said they only th...  Read Full »


Dr. Priyanka Aggarwal

ENT Otolaryngologist, Audiologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The feeling of something stuck in the throat is usually due to gastric acid reflux causing pharyngeal irritation. Gastroenterologist will definitely see the epiglottis but it is not the pathology. The regurgitation of swallow can be seen only on swallow studies that tel...  Read Full »

Esophageal hernia is causing gum recession. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 49-year-old female. I weigh about 62 kg and my height is 168 cm. I have a long time problem with receding gums on all my teeth. The teeth are quite tight also. I have also had esophagus hernia for many years and the stomach does not close properly and this makes it so that I fe...  Read Full »


Dr. Tooba Qazi

Dentist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I checked your query and attached files. (attachment removed to protect patient identity). I can totally understand the situation you are going through. The best part is you know the root cause is stomach issue, you are doing best and accurate already to keep the pH ma...  Read Full »

What causes non-radiating chest pain?

Query: Hi doctor, Since five days, I am having non-radiating chest pain after having a cup of coffee. There is no palpitations, sweating or other symptoms. My BP is right now 100/76 mmHg. The pain is tolerable, but occurring on certain movements and also when lying down it occurs. There is no past history ...  Read Full »


Dr. Anshul Varshney

Criticalcare Physician, Diabetologist, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Medical Gastroenterologist, Nephrologist, Pulmonologist, Rheumatologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. Your chest pain seems to be muscular in nature. Another possibility is of acid reflux that can also cause such kind of pain. We should also rule out any cardiac issue in case of chest pain. So, you should get a chest x-ray and ECG (electrocard...  Read Full »

I hurt my stomach before four weeks and still having burning sensation and acid reflux. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, I am not sure I am over-stressing, but I have noticed when I drink cold icy water I can feel it go down to my stomach. I hurt my tummy muscle four weeks ago, and still not 100 percent cured. It still burns and I get acid reflux as well my throat is dry and sore. My breath is smelly and I...  Read Full »


Dr. Dalia Mostafa Nayel

General Practitioner, Family Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. As for the feeling of cold water going down your thirst and the acid reflux, both indicate an inflammatory condition esophagitis and gastritis. This can be treated with a proton pump inhibitor Controloc (Pantoprazole) once daily and an antacid Ranitidine before every...  Read Full »

Is any surgery needed for painful stomach cramps?

Query: Hi doctor, I am having really painful stomach cramps. I do not know whether it is a symptom of pregnancy. Will I need any surgery? Do I need a scan to see any damage in my stomach? I am suffering from constipation, headache, earache and dizziness along with this.  Read Full »


Dr. Tim Evans

Family Physician, General Practitioner, General Surgeon

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You are describing some very common symptoms. However, you also ask the question as to whether you are pregnant or not. This is the first and most important point to determine. This can easily be done in confidence either with an over-the-counter test from the su...  Read Full »

What causes constant irritation in the throat?

Query: Hi doctor, This query is for my mother. All the time she feels something stuck in her throat. The test we already done are endoscopy and scan. But, nothing abnormal has been revealed. She is still suffering from throat irritation feeling. Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Alok Rathi

ENT Otolaryngologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Feeling something stuck in throat like foreign body sensation is common in females and is called as globus pharyngis (some constant feeling of obstruction in throat). It is very common and nothing much to worry.  It is supposed to be caused due to acidity and gastric re...  Read Full »

Kindly explain my tests taken for acid reflux.

Query: Hello doctor, What do these tests results mean? Esophageal mobility: % failed 30, % weak 40, % ineffective 70. EGJ outflow obstruction, median IRP 19.8. I am having acid reflux and taking medications for GERD.  Read Full »


Dr. Noushif M

General Surgeon, Medical Gastroenterologist, Surgical Gastroenterologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Can you send across the endoscopy report? Looks more like EGJ outflow obstruction than achalasia cardiac. Anti-reflux surgery alone will not help. May need myotomy too. Will give a definite comment once I see the pending reports.  Read Full »

How is vocal cord swelling treated?

Query: Hello doctor, I am suffering from vocal folds swelling. I feel my voice is too low. Local ENT specialist advised me to take steam through mouth. Please help me out.  Read Full »


Dr. Baidya Nath Majhi

ENT Otolaryngologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Vocal cord swelling may be due to various causes like respiratory tract infection, gastric reflux, voice abuse, etc. So, first thing you need to do is absolute voice rest for couple of days and maintaining proper voice hygiene. Except that to minimize reflux, avo...  Read Full »

Why do I belch excessively in the morning on an empty stomach?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 29 year old male. I am suffering from excessive belching for the last 5 years. I have done endoscopy and the doctor suggested me acid reflux capsules Nexpro RD 20. I have been taking one capsule every morning before meal, but still I have excessive belching problem. Those capsul...  Read Full »


Dr. Vivek Chail

Family Physician, General Practitioner, Radiodiagnosis Physician, Radiologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You seem to have acidity. Please take Nexpro RD 20 (Esomeprazole) every day in the morning on empty stomach and do not eat or drink anything for the next 30 minutes. Diet should be less in spice and if you have to eat spicy food then please take curds after the meal. You ...  Read Full »

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