Gerd Symptoms

GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease) is when the stomach acid flows back into the mouth. The symptoms include heartburn or burning sensation in the chest, chest pain, problems swallowing, food and liquid regurgitation, feeling of a lump in the throat, and chronic cough.

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Can stress cause excessive burping?

Query: Hello, I'm 15 year old male. I have been had excessive burping (about 30-80 times a day) for the past 2 months. I haven't had any other symptoms and the burping is not getting worse. I called my GP but she said it's probably nothing to worry about. I am not drinking carbonated drinks neither smoking...  Read Full »

Dr. Ajeet Kumar Lohana

Medical Gastroenterologist

Answer: Hello dear . I welcome you to icliniq. Well I agree with your GP, this kind of burping is otherwise not a health issues unless social life is not disturbed. The common cause of that burping is Supragastric belching . This occurs because of trapped air in the esophagus ( food pipe) which can frequ...  Read Full »

Did my GERD symptoms worsen due to esophageal cancer?

Query: I have had GERD for over a decade. It's been managed by H2 blockers and antacids. I've had pretty bad heartburn on and off for the past few weeks. Daily and worse when I lie down. I don't have problems swallowing and I have not lost weight. I started taking Prilosec 9 days ago and the pretty mu...  Read Full »

Dr. Ajeet Kumar Lohana

Medical Gastroenterologist

Answer: Hello. I welcome you to icliniq. Well I do not know the findings of your previous endoscopy, otherwise I would have been very specific particular to your case. Here are some figures. Approx. 50% population, once in lifetime, develop GERD. Approx. 5% of those with GERD develop Barretts esoph...  Read Full »

Please suggest some tips and medicines for gas and acidity.

Query: Sir good morning. I am 34 years. I am a old patient of gas and acidity. But from past one months I am feeling hurt burn and pain in chest in center. A lot of burping after eating food. Feeling a lot of gas but not able to pass from back. Only burping. I have done CBC, LFT, SUGAR, ESR AND ECG. Al...  Read Full »

Dr. Ajeet Kumar Lohana

Medical Gastroenterologist

Answer: Hello. I welcome you to icliniq. Well it seems that you probably have symptoms of GERD i.e. Gastroesophageal reflux disease. The medicines you have been taking particularly pantoprazole is good for controlling acid reflux. At least 2 weeks of complete treatment is required before any further add on...  Read Full »

What can cause acidic with heartburn and occasional stomach pain?

Query: Hi, I am a 51 year old man. I was diagnosed with Hay Fever four months back. I was prescribed antihistamine, omeprazole and nasal spray then. Although my symptoms reduced a bit after a while, they never disappeared. However, since a couple of months, I started experiencing symptoms like heartburn, r...  Read Full »

Dr. Nagaraj Patil

General Medicine Physician, General Practitioner, Internal Medicine Physician, Diabetologist

Answer: Hello. Thank you for the details. Ulcer in the stomach is not a diagnosis made on ultrasound. Anyways, some antibiotics you may be taking will have side effects like erosion of the stomach wall. I am not sure if you were prescribed medications to reduce the acid secretion in the stomach along with...  Read Full »

Are white spots on the throat related to GERD and LPR?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a healthy 43-year-old female, non-smoker. I was diagnosed with strep throat two weeks back. I was treated with Amoxicillin, and within 72 hours, I felt all better. When I was diagnosed, I had a white spot in the back of my throat. I have had strep throat many times and have white sp...  Read Full »

Dr. B Vageesh Padiyar

ENT Otolaryngologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Thanks for briefing about the problem in concern. The white spots in the throat could be lymphoid follicles, which would have increased in size due to earlier infection or persisting noninfectious inflammation. They do not indicate nor tend towards cancer or malignancy...  Read Full »

Can narrowing of the esophagus cause minty feeling in your nose and throat?

Query: Hi doctor, I have been having a menthol or minty feeling in my nose and throat when I breathe for more than a year. I have been placing on Gaviscon and Nexium (40 mg) for more than a year, but the feeling persists. Please help me.  Read Full »

Dr. Ajeet Kumar Lohana

Medical Gastroenterologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to It seems that you have been given a treatment considering gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). However, GERD's predominant symptoms are acid reflux and heartburn, but I do not see that you mention any of those. The fruity smell in the breath can be due to undigested ...  Read Full »

Why do I still have gastritis problem after a laparoscopic fundoplication?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 29 year old, who is 1.83 m tall and weigh about 70 kg. My health problems started two years back, when I had a lot of stomach pains, though they went away quickly once I had a filling meal. After an endoscopy, the doctor observed a large axial hernia as well as moderately pronou...  Read Full »

Dr. Ganeshkumar Suresh Satpute

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to You are having gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). You have undergone Nissen fundoplication, as such hiatus hernia and related diseases take a long time to recover and you need to maintain your lifestyle and food habits for a lifetime. I suggest you try doing t...  Read Full »

Can GERD cause chest heaviness and sensation of a lump in the chest?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 30 years old female, my height is 150 cm, and I weigh 102 kg. I am intentionally losing weight, and I was 108 kg previously. I have a heavy feeling in the chest. I have the feeling of a lump at the bottom of my throat and a lot of burping. This happens on a full and empty stomach,...  Read Full »

Dr. Mian Shah Yousaf

Medical Gastroenterologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I reviewed your detailed history, and I am answering all your questions one by one. You do not have full-blown GERD, but it can present atypically in this way, which can cause these lumpy sensations and burping. No, your symptoms will not affect your lungs. First,...  Read Full »

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

Query: Symptoms: THE FOLLOWING ARE OBSERVED SINCE LAST 4-5 months Age:54 years,Weight:62.3 Kg,Height:158 CM 1. Anorexia- loss of appetite 2. Dyspepsia-difficulty in swelling during taking food/water 3. Eruptation at any time mainly after taking food. 4. Acid Burn-Presence of Mucin outcome 5. Presen...  Read Full »

Dr. Anshul Varshney

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

Answer: I have studied all the reports you have sent to me. Important things are : 1. Pangastritis 2. Solitary Rectal Ulcer. 3. Anemia. Since she has persistent problems related to the GERD and Gastritis , this can aonly be resolved with drugs she is taking like pantoprazole. I recommend a combinatipn of Pa...  Read Full »

What causes the feeling of something stuck in the chest?

Query: Hello, I feel like something is always stuck in my chest, I have had EKG, Chest xray, and EGD procedure that showed I had a small Hernia and my LES was somewhat open and they use forceps to close it with good success according to the notes in my medical records. I was prescribed Omeprazol. which n...  Read Full »

Dr. Sugreev Singh

Internal Medicine Physician, General Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi sir Welcome to icliniq Thank you for writing us. I studied your case you have described everything in details. There can be various factors which need to be closed in your case. If you are having it since long then it has became chronic GERD . In chronic GERD mainly the normal tissue or layer i...  Read Full »

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