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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Why am I suffering from stomach discomfort and pricking pain in the stomach for the last four reports?

Query: Hi doctor, Since the past four years, I am having a lot of stomach problems. It all started with loose motions at that time, and I used to take Ciplox-OZ or Norflox-OZ over-the-counter, and I used to feel better for two to three months. After a year, I started having acid reflux and burning sensat...  Read Full »

Dr. Klerida Shehu

Answer: Hi, Welcome to After going through your concerns carefully, I feel your symptoms may be due to any one of the following. GERD (acid reflux). Small intestinal bacterial overgrowth. IBS (irritable bowel syndrome). I suggest you tablet Pantoprazole 40 mg and Zenflox-OZ (combina...  Read Full »

I have throat irritation with redness. Is it due to an infection or acid reflux?

Query: Hi doctor, I have had throat irritation for 8 to 10 days. My throat is also a little bit reddish. But same time, my chest is also burning. So I consulted the doctor he gave me antibiotics and Pantosec D SR (Domperidone 30mg and Pantoprazole 40 mg). But still, throat burning is there. So I want to k...  Read Full »

Dr. B. Vageesh Padiyar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to The most common reason for having these symptoms can be a feature of chronic silent GERD with LPR (gastroesophageal reflux with laryngopharyngeal reflux). Even though you might be asymptomatic or never have gastric issues in between, the inflammation in the throat ofte...  Read Full »

Why do I have a mucus-like feeling in my throat and nausea?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a mucus-like feeling in my throat and nausea. Also, I have gas as I am taking only acidic foods. Kindly help.   Read Full »

Dr. Ajeet Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. For how long do you have these symptoms? Also, are you having a fever? Are you taking any medicines? Kindly revert with answers to the above questions. Thank you.   Read Full »

Why do I constantly feel mucus coming into my throat and severe nausea, even after stopping the intake of acidic foods?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 40-year-old female. I constantly feel mucus coming into my throat and severe nausea. I have stopped all acidic foods for the past one week but still, have the same issue. Currently, I am using tablet Tums and tablet Pepcid AC. Kindly let me know the reason for my complaints. T...  Read Full »

Dr. Vishal Patidar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Thank you for writing, and I understand your concern. Your complaints can be due to increased stomach acid. Since when are you experiencing the symptoms? Did you get any investigations done? Do you have a history of recent respiratory tract infection or COVID 19 in...  Read Full »

I am suffering from short-segment Barrett's esophagus. Should I continue taking PPIs forever.

Query: Hi doctor, I am suffering from short-segment Barrett's esophagus. I do not have any unhealthy habits. Also, I am not overweight. I have never experienced GERD before. Considering my age, I want to know whether I should be on PPIs forever. Also, I would like to know if advanced techniques for dysplas...  Read Full »

Dr. Ajeet Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. Given that you do not have mild or severe dysplasia, you do not need to undergo ablation methods such as RFA (Radiofrequency ablation) at this time. Yes, they are available in our country if you require them in the future. However, it is ...  Read Full »

What is the reason behind my parched throat and dry cough?

Query: Hello doctor, I feel like something is stuck at the back of my throat, I keep swallowing, but there is nothing. My throat's been dry for months now, and looking at the back of my throat, some parts are a bit red (not sure if it is unusual), and some are white. The dry throat's been making me cough,...  Read Full »

Dr. B. Vageesh Padiyar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Thanks for the briefing regarding the problem in concern. The most common reason for having this irritation in the throat with a feeling of a lump or something obstructing while swallowing saliva can be a feature of chronic silent gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) ...  Read Full »

Why does my father have pain and burning sensation in the lower, right abdomen along with gas, constipation, and urine retention?

Query: Hello doctor, My father has pain and burning sensation in the lower right abdomen, gas, constipation, and urine retention. He is taking antacids and Ciprofloxacin. He also had a CBC and an ultrasound scan of the bladder done. Kindly suggest the reason for his complaints. Thank you.   Read Full »

Dr. Shubadeep Debabrata Sinha

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Thank you for your query. I understand your concern. The mentioned symptoms are observed in multiple gastrointestinal conditions such as gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), peptic ulcer, or upper GI (gastrointestinal) acidity. I suggest your father undergo USG (u...  Read Full »

I am experiencing stomachache, acid reflux and a hot feeling in neck and mouth. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a problem with my stomach. For the last two weeks, I have felt stomach pain, had reflux, and had a hot feeling in the neck and mouth. Now it got worse, and I started having blood in the stool. Please tell me which diet I should have and what medicine I can take? I am taking Pred...  Read Full »

Dr. C. Elanchezhian

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I think you have gastroesophageal reflux disease and fissures or piles because you have acid reflux and blood in your stool. Try the following medications: 1) Tablet Pan-D (Pantoprazole and Domperidone) twice daily before food. 2) Tablet Librax (Chlordiazepoxide an...  Read Full »

What can be done to heal the prolonged throat infection associated with the breathing difficulty I have?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 42 year old male. I had a seizure episode about 15 years ago and skin tuberculosis, for which I was hospitalized and treated. I was not on any kind of medications until a year later. But during that period, I was unable to concentrate on my sales job. I could not speak fluen...  Read Full »

Dr. Rahul Rathee

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Well, I can understand your concern. Here are the facts and the solution for your queries: Firstly, you seem to be taking too many medicines since too long, which is not a good thing because every medicine has its side effects. You are suffering from allergic bronchit...  Read Full »

Are my gastric issues like chest burn, nausea, and pain on the left side a medical emergency?

Query: Hello doctor, I have not been feeling well for the last six months. I am suffering from gastro issues. I suffer from continuous nausea, chest burning sensation, and pain on the left side. I have stopped eating dairy, fried and fatty foods. I found out at that time that I have gallbladder sludge. I w...  Read Full »

Dr. Ajeet Kumar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Well the symptoms for last few months does not seem emergency, so yes you can wait. The symptoms seems to be secondary to gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). For this I would suggest you capsule Esomeprazole 40 mg once daily half hour before meals. The symptoms shou...  Read Full »

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