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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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I am suffering from heartburn and a bloated stomach. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 29-year-old male with severe heartburn in the throat and stomach pain, especially at one point, gasses, bloated stomach to the point of feeling like it is about to burst, when I want to eat something, I cannot eat it properly or according to my desire, then acidity rises, I feel...  Read Full »

Dr. Vandana Andrews

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and can understand your concern. Based on the symptoms you have described, you may be experiencing gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), which is a condition that causes acid from the stomach to flow back into the esophagus (the tube that connects t...  Read Full »

I have symptoms of GERD along with tightness below my ribs. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I have had GERD for the last 10 years. Last year, I was diagnosed with H. pylori and medicated with triple therapy. For the last 15 to 20 days, I have been having symptoms of GERD along with new symptoms of tightness below the ribs, they did an endoscopy and biopsy and said H. pylori i...  Read Full »

Dr. Ghulam Fareed

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Thanks for your consultation with I have reviewed your case history and endoscopy report (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity) along with the biopsy report. So, your endoscopy report is grossly normal, with no major ulcers or an...  Read Full »

How can I overcome my GERD?

Query: Hello doctor, GERD was identified using the Bravo test. Right from the start of the year, the scope was evident. Barrett's esophagus and esophagitis were not evident. During the late summer, a screening colonoscopy revealed slight discomfort. The likelihood of Crohn's disease was raised by a biopsy,...  Read Full »

Dr. Ghulam Fareed

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and can understand your concern. So a normal CT (computed tomography) scan and MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) together with a normal endoscopy and almost normal colonoscopy (indicating mild inflammation/colitis) reassure that there is nothing seriou...  Read Full »

Why am I suffering from a consistent cough and a blocked throat?

Query: Hello doctor, I am an 85-year-old woman. I have reflux and a hiatus hernia. I am suffering from a consistent cough and a blocked throat. What could it be? Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Ghulam Fareed

Answer: Hello, Thanks for your consultation with I reviewed your case history. There can be two possibilities. 1) Gastroesophageal reflux disease comes up to the throat, irritating the throat causing cough and something stuck inside the throat. 2) You might have a post-COVID cough, which w...  Read Full »

I have chest pain due to year-long gastritis. Please help.

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. Satpute Ganeshkumar Suresh

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 the ...  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 spo...  Read Full »

Dr. Bhadragiri Vageesh Padiyar

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 an...  Read Full »

Can GERD result in the feeling of something stuck in the throat?

Query: Hi doctor, I have a problem with the throat for the last one month. Initially, I had a stomach problem, so I just started with stomach relief medicine, like Rabecid and Gaviscon syrup. I feel better after some days, and now my stomach is good, but I have a problem in the throat. I feel like somethi...  Read Full »

Dr. Bhadragiri Vageesh Padiyar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Your prediction is almost as right as what I am also considering. The most common reason for having this irritation in the throat with a feeling of a lump or something obstructing while swallowing can definitely be a feature of chronic GERD (gastroesophageal reflux dis...  Read Full »

What causes the feeling of something stuck in the chest?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 56 years old, my height is 5'8, and my weight 143 pounds. I feel like something is always stuck in my chest. I have had EKG, chest X-ray, and EGD procedure that showed I had a small hernia and my LES was somewhat open, and they used forceps to close it with good success. I was pr...  Read Full »

Dr. Sugreev Singh

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Thank you for writing to us. I studied your case you have described everything in detail. There can be various factors that need to be closed in your case. If you have it for long, then it has become chronic GERD. In chronic GERD, mainly the normal tissue or layer is c...  Read Full »

I have trouble eating and feel nauseous looking at the sight of food. What to do?

Query: Hello doctor, I do not know why I am having trouble eating. Looking at food makes me nauseous. I eat less than 500 calories a day. What to do? Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Chandwadkar Ashish

Answer: Hello, Welcome to It seems that you have psychologically conditioned yourself by thinking of food as a nauseating thing. Sometimes our brain gets us to think of anything that is not good for us by sending some motor signals to the abdominal muscles. So one cause can be psychological a...  Read Full »

I have a soapy and metallic taste in my mouth. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 23 year old woman. I am 5 feet 6 inches. I have bowel issues and constipation quite often. Lately, I feel very exhausted, have severe back aches, and a metallic and soapy taste in my mouth that will not go away. I am not sure what is going on.  Read Full »

Dr. Chandwadkar Ashish

Answer: Hello, Welcome to According to your history and complaints, it seems you might have the following, depending on your additional complaints: Hemorrhoids, If you have accompanying constipation, mucus and sometimes blood in the stool, heartburn, and reflux. IBS (irritable bowel syndrome) i...  Read Full »

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