Common "Gerd" queries answered by top doctors | iCliniq


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.

Recently Answered Questions Recently Answered Questions

All the answers published in this website are written by verified medical doctors, therapists and health experts. The Content has been moderated by iCliniq medical review team before publication. Post your medical clarifications on iCliniq by choosing the right specialty and get them answered. Your medical queries will be answered 24/7 by top doctors from iCliniq.

I suffer from moderate pain in my hiatal hernia is consistent. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a hiatal hernia, I am wondering if protein shake hurt my hernia. The pain is usually mild and comes and goes. Recently, I have been not feeling too well, and my hiatal hernia pain become moderate and doest really go away. I am currently on Rabeprazole and Motilium.  Read Full »

Dr. Mian Shah Yousaf

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I reviewed your endoscopy and histopathology report. (attachment removed to protect patient identity). You have a small hiatus hernia and it has no specification association with proteins shake. Your report also shows chronic gastritis which also adds to your disco...  Read Full »

What could be the reason for my symptoms like stomach ache, burping and chest heaviness?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 25 years old. I am suffering from stomach ache with burping sounds. Sometimes food also comes back into the mouth from the throat. I have pain in the ribs and chest more during the night and early morning. I feel like something is stuck in my chest with feels heavy, and I am unable ...  Read Full »

Dr. Mian Shah Yousaf

Answer: Hello, Welcome to You are suffering from gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). All your symptoms are very typical of GERD. Kindly follow the following management plan and you will be doing well.  Read Full »

Based on my endoscopic ultrasound, what is the cause of my upper abdominal and back pain?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a long-standing diagnosis of GERD. Around six months back, an upper endoscopy rendered a diagnosis of gastritis, which had occurred several times over the years. I have been taking Omeprazole, Carafate, and Pepcid for six months. These have helped to a limited degree. There is...  Read Full »

Dr. Mian Shah Yousaf

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I reviewed your history and saw reports (attachment removed to preserve the patient's identity) of endoscopy and endoscopic ultrasound (EUS). These EUS findings may suggest mild chronic pancreatitis, but these are not typical of chronic pancreatitis. But there is no cy...  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 4feet 9 inches, and I weigh 224 lbs. I am intentionally losing weight, and I was 238 lbs 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...  Read Full »

Dr. Mian Shah Yousaf

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 »

Why do I have chronic cough and mild heartburn from the last five days?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 25-year-old male with a weight of 141 lbs and a height of five feet four inches. I have a chronic dry cough for the past five days. It becomes more persistent during sleep. I do not have fever. I took a tablet of Cetirizine to rule out the cause of allergy. I have mild heartburn. I...  Read Full »

Dr. Mian Shah Yousaf

Answer: Hi, Welcome to The condition of chronic cough indicates a cough presenting for months or years. As it is present just for five days, it suggests some reflux episode. It can occur due to laryngeal irritation. It causes cough and leads to a choking-like sensation in sleep. You can t...  Read Full »

How to get rid of the feeling of mucus stuck in the throat?

Query: Hi doctor,I was operated on for nasal polyps surgery three years back. For the last one month or so, it seems that some mucus is always stuck in my throat, and I have to clear it every now and then. This gets worse while lying on the bed. I showed it to my ENT specialist, and he mentioned that it is...  Read Full »

Dr. Mian Shah Yousaf

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I reviewed your history and the ENT (ear nose throat) Surgeon's attached file (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity). The problem you described is very typical of two things 1) Postnasal drip. 2) GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease). As ENT Surgeo...  Read Full »

Kindly suggest medicines for heartburn, dry cough, and nausea?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 35-year-old female, and I am 112.4 lbs by weight. I have been having heartburn, dry cough, and nauseous feel for almost a month now. I have amended my diet for more than two months and have not been eating pork or beef. I am taking veggies and fish now. Also, I am eating small port...  Read Full »

Dr. Mian Shah Yousaf

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I reviewed your detailed history, which is more suggestive of reflux disease. You can follow preventive measures like elevating the headend of your bed by at least 5 inches, and there should be at least two hours gap between dinner and going to bed. Avoid smoking, and l...  Read Full »

I have had chronic GERD despite taking medications and having normal test results. Why so?

Query: Hello doctor, I have had GERD for a few years now. I have had a few tests and all seem okay. I had an endoscopy done two years ago. I take Nexium once. Every now and then I have a bout of more noticeable GERD symptoms and it lasts for about a week and does not matter what I take it does not help. I...  Read Full »

Dr. Mian Shah Yousaf

Answer: Hello, Welcome to You are having occasional GERD, which is aggravated by stress. Stress usually aggravates GERD symptoms. This is not a gastric issue, it is purely GERD. Whenever your symptoms aggravate then take tablet Nexium (Esomeprazole) twice daily for one week and it will help o...  Read Full »

What is the solution for severe heartburn, acidity, blood in stool and burning around anus?

Query: Hello doctor, I am having severe heartburn and acidity issue. Today I got blood in stool and after I felt burn around the anus. Is anything serious? What should I do? Stool antigen (ICT) result is negative. My symptoms are heartburn after eating, bad breath from stomach, sometimes feeling bump on...  Read Full »

Dr. Mian Shah Yousaf

Answer: Hello, Welcome to You have two main issues: 1. The heartburn and all the throat problem is due to reflux disease which aggravated by your hiatus hernia. This disease is controllable with medications but it could not be eradicated. You have to change your lifestyle and use some medica...  Read Full »

ask-doctor-img Ask a Doctor Online

* Your first query consult is free!

Search for a Health Issue

Disclaimer: No content published on this website is intended to be a substitute for professional medical diagnosis, advice or treatment by a trained physician. Seek advice from your physician or other qualified healthcare providers with questions you may have regarding your symptoms and medical condition for a complete medical diagnosis. Do not delay or disregard seeking professional medical advice because of something you have read on this website. Read our Editorial Process to know how we create content for health articles and queries.