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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Query: Hello doctor, I am a 48 year old male, who is in good health. I have a long history of indigestion, mostly experienced as a pressure in the throat. About ten years ago, I had a clear endoscopy, and I took Nexium for six months and cut way back on alcohol drinking, which seemed to do the trick. I had...  Read Full »

Dr. Ramesh Kumar S

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have seen the attached photo (attachment removed to protect patient identity). For dyspepsia and gastritis, I would suggest you take Nexium (Esomeprazole). Initially, take it 40 mg twice daily, however, if it is not relieved, doses can be increased to 80 mg twice a d...  Read Full »

What might be the cause for persistent sore throat for more than three months?

Query: Hi doctor, I have had a persistent sore throat for three months at the back of my throat. And I have a feeling that something is stuck in my mouth. It may be on one side of the back throat one time and on the other side sometimes. My ear will also feel closed during this situation. The problem is m...  Read Full »

Dr. Pranay Shailendra Gandhi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Kindly give me some time to answer your query.  Read Full »

What are the first signs of oral cancer?

Query: Hi doctor, I have been very worried about my health lately. I would like to preface this by saying that I have been experiencing anxiety off late and I have a suspicion that some of these symptoms could be related to that. I am currently weaning off of Prednisone, which I have been taking for an all...  Read Full »

Dr. Saravan Pramod Settipalli

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concern. I want to clarify details regarding who advised you to start Prednisone, and for how long have you been on it as this a drug which suppresses your immunity and causes a secondary infection. Care should be take...  Read Full »

Will GERD cause chest pain that subsides on taking antacid?

Query: Hi doctor, I am getting chest pain, mostly at night. Only if I consume a Pan-D tablet before dinner, I am not getting pain. While getting pain, I am using ENO so that I am getting relief. I am attaching the reports. Kindly give your opinion.  Read Full »

Dr. Sugreev Singh

Answer: Hi, Welcome to As you mentioned, Pan-D (Pantoprazole and Domperidone), an antacid, helps in the pain, which means most probably your pain is due to acidity or GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease). In GERD, when your stomach acids hit back, pinpoint pain can be experienced in the rig...  Read Full »

Does abdominal pain above the belly button indicate GERD?

Query: Hi doctor, I am having abdominal pain for several weeks off and on. In addition, I have worsening acid reflux and chills. I am curious if there is blood in the stool since it is speckled what appears to be black. I am attaching the picture. Kindly give your opinion.  Read Full »

Dr. Ajeet Kumar Lohana

Answer: Hello, Welcome to No, the stools look fine. There is no blood in it (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity). I want to know about your abdominal pain. 1) Where do you feel pain? Is it above the belly button or below the belly button? 2) Is it like a cramp or p...  Read Full »

Will severe acid reflux turn my teeth translucent with receding gums?

Query: Hi doctor, Lately, I noticed that my teeth are not the best looking. I had acid reflux. I looked up a lot of stuff about acid in the mouth, and looking at my teeth I think this is what is happening. My teeth started turning translucent two weeks ago. When I looked it up, it said that it could occur...  Read Full »

Dr. Honey Arora

Answer: Hi, Welcome to The symptoms that you have explained are right. If you have acid reflux problem and in your case, it looks like there is too much of acid refluxing in your mouth from the stomach. This acid can erode your teeth making the enamel thin due to loss of minerals. I have common...  Read Full »

Will gastroesophageal reflux disease with laryngopharyngeal reflux cause throat dryness?

Query: Hi doctor, My throat is so dry, and it is very painful to swallow. I saw an ENT, and he looked and said my voice box was incredibly dry. But there is nothing he can do. This has been going on for days now. Probably a week or two. I have been on several antibiotics. And I just stopped today, in case...  Read Full »

Dr. B Vageesh Padiyar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Please give me a few minutes to answer your query.   Read Full »

Please suggest a cure for problems related to GERD and gastritis with sleep disturbances.

Query: Hi doctor, I am 54 years with a weight of 62 kilograms and a height of five feet. I have these symptoms for the past five months. I have anorexia with loss of appetite. I have dyspepsia with difficulty in swallowing food and water. I have an acidic burn with an outcome of mucin. I have GERD. I have...  Read Full »

Dr. Anshul Varshney

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have gone through the attached report (attachment removed to protect patient identity). The important things are pangastritis, solitary rectal ulcer, and anemia. As you have persistent problems related to GERD and gastritis, then this can be resolved by taking dru...  Read Full »

Why do I have left chest and hand pain?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 29-year- old. I am getting chest pain in left side and my left hand is also paining. I consulted with a General MD and Cardiologist for my problem and my ECG, TMT, X- Ray is normal. Doctors told it is eosinophil problem and I used medicine for that. It was cured at that time and ...  Read Full »

Dr. Isaac Gana

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern, but there is no need to be worried. You will be fine. I went through the test results (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity), and all the tests are normal. The chest pain is definitely not cardiac-related. If it were,...  Read Full »

What do small red bumps at the back of my throat indicate?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 38-year-old male with a height of 5'7 feet and a weight of 69 kg. Six months before, I had a severe dry cough, and that got over by a week on its own I did not take any medicine. I also got few ulcers in my mouth, and that healed in a week. That time, I noticed four small red bump...  Read Full »

Dr. B Vageesh Padiyar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to The most common reason for this irritation in the throat with a feeling of a lump or something obstructing while swallowing saliva can be a feature of chronic silent GERD with LPR (gastroesophageal reflux with laryngopharyngeal reflux). Bumps at the back of your tongue ...  Read Full »

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