Gerd

The full form of GERD is Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease. This disease affects the lower esophageal sphincter (LES), which is the ring of muscle connecting your esophagus and stomach, causing the acid to flow back to the throat from the stomach. The symptoms are heartburn, chest pain, chronic cough, and difficulty swallowing.

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What could be the reason for mild cold with throat infection and swallowing difficulty?

Query: Hello doctor, I have had a mild cold symptoms over three weeks ago. Because of this global pandemic I got stressed and started feeling chest pain and abdominal muscle pain, etc. I did not have a fever, like not a single day. So I know that chest pain can occur due to stress and anxiety and to make...  Read Full »


Dr. Peter Grutas

Internal Medicine Physician, General Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Most common symptoms of Covid-19 are fever, cough, and dyspnea. You mentioned you do not have fever, cough nor dyspnea so it is least likely you have Covid-19. Moreso, your lungs were clear. However, since we are in a pandemic, observation and self-quarantine is stil...  Read Full »

How to cure a throat pain that gets better with antibiotics and then comes back?

Query: Dear sir, I have right side throat pain from last 1 months. When I take the antibiotics then pain is gone. When I stopped antibiotics it will start again. Doctor said it is pharyngeal wall congestion. How I can cure from this disease. Kindly help me.  Read Full »


Dr. Pruthvi Raju Uppalapati

ENT Otolaryngologist

Answer: Hello. Good to hear from you. I understand your situation. The typical recurrent pain you complain might be because of the following most common causes.. 1. Chronic tonsillitis/pharyngitis 2. Chronic gastritis. 3. Persistent post nasal discharge. As you say it’s subsiding with antibiotics ...  Read Full »

Should I change my medication to prevent acid raise to throat during sleep?

Query: Hello doctor, My condition is GERD and LPR and I am so stressed out with this I cannot even sleep. I take Esomeprazole 40mg per day, but still no improvement. I sleep, but sometimes acid reaches my throat when I wake up. I am on this for one month and I feel every time. I take pills that they remai...  Read Full »


Dr. Peter Grutas

Internal Medicine Physician, General Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern and at this point, I would recommend further evaluation in order to better assess your condition. I would recommend a barium swallow x-ray, endoscopy, esophageal manometry, and 24-hour esophageal acid test. I would recommend you shift your...  Read Full »

Please suggest an alternative test for cardiac catheterization.

Query: Hi doctor, I have been having many issues in the last two years. My main issue right now is that I get a weird feeling in my stomach like I want to growl but I cannot. I am having shortness of breath, numbness of hands, tingling and heavy feeling. I feel like passing out and my heart starts to race....  Read Full »


Dr. Prashant Valecha

Cardiologist, General Practitioner

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Control of blood pressure (BP) is must as it may cause these kind of things or you may have a postural drop of BP. Stomach feelings can be due to diverticulitis (infected pouches in the colon) and GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease). There is a possibility of Stokes-Ad...  Read Full »

How do I stop eating non-food items?

Query: Hello doctor, I fairly often ingest such things as paper, rubber bands, fingernails, scabs or dead skin, string, grass, small amounts of wood, certain rubbers and plastics. Although I do not have cravings for non-food items or ingest them in large amounts. I do not eat dirt, rocks, metal or toug...  Read Full »


Dr. Swapan Banerjee

Dietician, Fitness Expert, Nutritionist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your disorder. Yes, you are suffering from pica, disorder of eating non-food items with no nutritive value. You understand that this is a bad habit and still you chew all these unwanted materials. In near future you would develop some infections insid...  Read Full »

I have acidity and constipation after quitting smoking. Are these withdrawal symptoms?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 30 year old male and had been smoking for the last 10 years. I smoke four to five cigarettes a day. I stopped it completely for the last 36 days. Now, I am suffering with severe acidity and constipation. I am taking Sompraz 40 in the morning for the last 10 days, but no great impr...  Read Full »


Dr. Sumit Srivastava

General Medicine Physician, General Practitioner, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. It is good that you have stopped smoking. But, the withdrawal symptoms do not manifest as acidity. Although it can cause constipation, but not after a month of quitting. Your cholesterol levels are high and it is the cause for persistent GERD (gastroesophageal reflux dise...  Read Full »

What is causing my chest pains?

Query: Hi doctor, For the last two years I have been suffering from severe chest pain. The exact location is behind the breast and the pain radiates to the left hand. I have done enough of evaluation like TMT, 2D echo, lipid profile, MRI thoracic area, MRI cervical, CT chest with contrast and other blood t...  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. We are here to help you. As per your details, there are only two possibilities: Atypical anxiety chest pain. Gastroesophageal reflux disease with hiatus hernia. My recommendation is to get an upper gastrointestinal endoscopy done. If that is normal, then we can go ahead w...  Read Full »

I feel something in my throat while swallowing. Is it a concerning issue?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a feeling of mucus or something in my throat for the last three weeks. For a week I had a feeling of swallowing issues, where I felt not all of it was sticking to my throat. Now that sensation has more or less gone away, I still do feel like grain in my throat after finishing t...  Read Full »


Dr. Syed Tehmid

ENT Otolaryngologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The symptoms you are experiencing classically fit into globus pharyngeus. Manometric studies, endoscopy being normal, organic causes are ruled out. Hypo or hypomotility disorders would present in a typical manner and manometric studies would have shown something. Ne...  Read Full »

Will Prevacid help with the symptoms of GERD?

Query: Hi doctor, I was diagnosed with GERD six years ago. I have gained 10 pounds of weight and I started having phlegm in my throat. I am coughing more to get the phlegm out of my throat. I am currently taking Prevacid (over-the-counter) once a day in the morning. The phlegm and coughing does not seem ...  Read Full »


Dr. Rajesh Kumar Padhan

Medical Gastroenterologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You should try a combination of Lansoprazole and Domperidone for one month. Avoid fasting and having spicy food. Take small and frequent meals.   Read Full »

I have a bump at the back of my throat with no pain or itching. What is it?

Query: Hi doctor, I wanted to ask a question about a bump at the back of my throat. It is like a bone. I went to a Local ENT, and he told me it is normal, sometimes it shows to some people. I just wanted to ask what is it?  Read Full »


Dr. Mehak Agarwal

Diabetologist, Family Physician, ENT Otolaryngologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen the picture. (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Do you have symptoms like pain or itching in the throat? It looks like granular lymphoid tissues of the posterior pharyngeal wall or it could be a small cyst of the posterior pharyngeal wall...  Read Full »

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