Reflux Disease Symptoms

Reflux disease or gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) causes symptoms like heartburn, chest pain, difficulty swallowing, food regurgitation, and feeling of food stuck in the throat. It can also result in chronic cough, laryngitis, worsening of asthma, and sleep disturbances.

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Why is there random chest pain in a heart patient?

Query: Hello doctor, My mother randomly gets chest pain that comes for one minute and goes, but this sequence sometimes occurs for half an hour. There is no jaw pain or pain radiating to the left hand, and no vomiting. Is there anything serious or this incident is common with heart patient? Her weight is ...  Read Full »

Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Cardiologist, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Family Physician, General Practitioner

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have gone through the echocardiogram (attachment removed to protect patient identity), it is fine. You mentioned her to be a heart patient. Did she suffer an attack in the past or anything to suggest heart disease? I guess she just has blood pressure problem but no...  Read Full »

Why does my baby open and close his hands while stiffening his arms?

Query: Hi doctor, My son is 7 months old. A few weeks ago I have started to notice some odd movement, like opening and closing his hands and mainly on the right hand (just like stimming). And when he was lying on his back sometime he will stiffen his arms and legs and grunts. My partner's aunt's (his mum'...  Read Full »

Dr. Faisal Abdul Karim Malim

Child Health Specialist, Paediatrician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I would like to tell you that the age of seven months is a way too early to even comment about autism. So do not worry. The movements you are describing seem like normal movements of a growing baby to me.  Read Full »

I feel like I have something stuck in my chest. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 27 year old male, and I feel like something is stuck in my chest for about a week now. And this feeling is not going away. It is very uncomfortable, and I am scared about having cancer. I have been to a doctor, and he says I have an inflamed esophagus, but medicines are not hel...  Read Full »

Dr. Babu Lal Meena

Child Health Specialist, Family Physician, General Practitioner, Medical Gastroenterologist, Paediatrician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Greetings of the day. Yes, it could be inflammation of the esophagus because it has an acute onset. Other possibilities are an esophageal stricture, causing narrowing of the lumen and pain while swallowing. There are various causes of inflammation and stricture of the...  Read Full »

I Feel Like Something Is Stuck In My Throat. What Could Be The Reason?

Query: Hello doctor, I have had sores on the back of my tongue for weeks now. I have a pain in both ears that comes and goes. I also occasionally have a feeling of something in my throat that will not clear by swallowing. What could possibly be going on and who should I see for this?  Read Full »

Dr. Vinay S Bhat

ENT Otolaryngologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to A chronic throat irritation with an enlargement of lingual tonsils that feel like sores in the back of your tongue, foreign body sensation in the lower part of the throat and recurrent ear pain are usually symptoms of reflux laryngopharyngitis, which is a type of aci...  Read Full »

My report showed mild TR. Is that something to worry?

Query: Hello doctor, I have made an echo after I started having an uncomfortable chest pain and short of breath with little dizziness while I make an effort talking. But, I do not get tired that much even if I am working out. Can the symptoms be related to anxiety? However, the doctor said my heart is fine...  Read Full »

Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Cardiologist, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Family Physician, General Practitioner

Answer: Hi, Welcome to It is mild leakage across the valve. There is no need to worry about it. It can sometimes be found. Is your chest x-ray done? If not just get one done. This pain may be due to anxiety or reflux disease. Do you also have upper abdominal pain, nausea, bloating, burping, inc...  Read Full »

My symptoms resemble cardiac pain. I am confused and need help.

Query: Hello doctor,I have been having intermittent chest pain since two years. The first time I went to the cardiologist, he totally dismissed it as muscular pain due to bad posture and mild bronchitis. I had an episode of sinus tachycardia last year following which I visited the same cardiologist. He did...  Read Full »

Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Cardiologist, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Family Physician, General Practitioner

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have gone through your history and reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). You have not uploaded the report of stress test here but you mentioned that it is done. So anyway, firstly I do not think this has any relation to the heart because your ag...  Read Full »

My father had a chest pain. But, his ECG was normal. What could it be?

Query: Hello doctor, This is regarding my father. On the first of this month, he got an ECG,  which was normal. On the third, he had a little pain in his chest and his left hand. On the fourth, he got an ECG done again, which showed abnormalities in the Q waves. He was recommended a 2D echo and TMT. Both...  Read Full »

Dr. Amiya Kumar Chattopadhyay


Answer: Hello, Welcome to Q wave abnormalities to a certain extent in certain leads are inconclusive. If the overall TMT,  cardiac echo, and ECG are normal, there is no need to worry. Be on a follow-up with ur cardiologist. Take Pantop DSR (a combination of Pantoprazole and Domperidone), o...  Read Full »

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