When the stomach contents like digestive juices and some undigested food return to the mouth through the esophagus, it is known as regurgitation. It mostly happens in gastroesophageal reflux disease, acid reflux, rumination, pregnancy, certain medications, bulimia, etc. It causes heartburn, irritated throat, sour and bitter taste in the mouth, feeling of something stuck in the throat, etc. Treatment is with medications like antacids, proton pump inhibitors, and H2 blockers.

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What does a bitter taste in the mouth during the morning indicate?

Query: Hello doctor, My father is 54 years old. He had a gallbladder surgery for gallstone removal 14 years ago. He takes medicines for BP and for hypothyroidism. His SGPT is 56, SGOT is 46 and ALP is 278. Earlier, for triglycerides, he used to take Fenofibrate. His HDL and LDL were not very high, rather...  Read Full »

Dr. Ashaq Hussain Parrey

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I went through your post. A bitter taste in the early morning hours is seen in people with acid regurgitation or gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) and in smokers.I would suggest a course of PPI (proton pump inhibitors) with Levosulpride like capsule Sampraz L (a c...  Read Full »

I suffer from a painful throat and regurgitation of gastric juice. Is it due to laryngeal granuloma?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 52-year-old male with a height of 165 cm and a weight of 52 kg. For the last six months, I felt like after speaking from the morning to the afternoon, my throat was painful. I previously had regurgitation of gastric juice. My throat was sore and painful, and my doctor gave me a...  Read Full »

Dr. Oliyath Ali

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have seen the pictures attached (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity). The condition looks like contact granuloma. Do you have a history of voice overuse or misuse? Are you a professional voice user like a public speaker, singer, teacher, etc.? Do ...  Read Full »

Why do I regurgitate after each meal with taste of the same food I ate?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a teen and I believe I have rumination syndrome as 5-10 minutes after every meal, I regurgitate the food I eat but it is not digested and tastes like the food I recently ate. I often chew the food again and swallow, but it is quite annoying and it happens for about 20 minutes bef...  Read Full »

Dr. Ajeet Kumar

Answer: Hello,Welcome to can understand you must be upset about your condition lasting so long. You well described the symptoms and timings which are very important in your case. The symptoms you mention can present for many years harmlessly and at the time this accompanies other eating disord...  Read Full »

What should I do to prevent my recurring GERD symptoms?

Query: Hello doctor, I was diagnosed with eosinophilic esophagitis, GERD, and hiatal hernia three years back through an endoscopy. My symptoms during the period were non-cardiac chest pain (all cardiac tests were negative), infrequent regurgitation, and muscle tightness in my abdomen and shoulders. The do...  Read Full »

Dr. Ajeet Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Well, the biopsy report (attachment removed to protect patient identity) does not show eosinophilic esophagitis, nor it showed that you have Barrett's esophagus. You have a sliding hernia and had significant reflux related esophagitis. I feel that this is again the r...  Read Full »

Can severe acid reflux cause Barrett's esophagus?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 27 year old female. I was going through a lot of stress and started consuming alcohol at least 3 drinks a day. For the past 5 years, I have been suffering from acid reflux along with severe regurgitation and taking tablet Prilosec. I fell sick a month ago and taught it to be a res...  Read Full »

Dr. Babu Lal Meena

Answer: Hi, Welcome to There are many causes of reflux. Hiatus hernia is one of the conditions. It is a major concern causing lifestyle limitation. I would like to know if you are suffering from any respiratory problem. Continuous reflux can cause stricture formation and dysphasia (difficult...  Read Full »

There is a slight drop in my ejection fraction from last year. Should I be worried?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 57-year-old male and the results of my recent annual resting echo showed the following: Tri-leaflet aortic valve with well-compensated moderate regurgitation (2-3/4) as well as mild aortic sclerosis but no stenosis. Normal size left ventricle (130 mL) and no evidence of hypertr...  Read Full »

Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. Firstly, since it is a moderate regurgitation and compensated, it is not expected to damage your heart that badly and drop your ejection fraction. Also, echo is a subjective investigation and while calculating, a slight change in cursor posi...  Read Full »

Is my red throat due to regurgitation?

Query: Hi doctor, I had acid reflux from six years old. In my teens I had a lot of stress after and I regurgitated every day for many years. They did an endoscopy when I was 17 years old and said I had gastroparesis. At about 25 yeas old I stopped regurgitating. I did not have many symptoms in the last ten...  Read Full »

Dr. Jagdish Singh

Answer: Hi, Welcome to It may be due to hyperacidity and acid reflux. So nothing to worry and not related to COVID (coronavirus disease). That is usually related to lifestyle and food habits, anxiety, stress, and lack of sleep. So continue workout and avoid anxiety and stress. Take good sleep...  Read Full »

Kindly help me to overcome my constant chest pain.

Query: Hi doctor, I am an 18 year old male. I am having a mild constant chest pain. Sometimes I feel shortness in breathing, little bit of headache and heaviness in throat. Please help me.  Read Full »

Dr. Vishnu Priya. G

Answer: Hello, Welcome to As per the short history, it is difficult to make a diagnosis. But, I will try to explain the symptoms and related causes. It would have been more helpful if you had given your weight and body mass index (BMI).  Read Full »

Can GERD cause a foreign body sensation in the throat?

Query: Hi doctor,I have a foreign body sensation in my throat. Sometimes, it remains like compression or it remains squeezing my throat. Usually, at night, I do not have any symptoms after I lay down. My breathing, heart rate, and blood pressure remain normal. I am taking Omeprazole 20 mg once a day for al...  Read Full »

Dr. Bhadragiri Vageesh Padiyar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to The most common reason for having this irritation in the throat with a feeling of bump or something obstructing while swallowing can be a feature of chronic GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease). Even though you remain asymptomatic, the inflammation in the throat c...  Read Full »

How to know whether enough feeding is done for a baby?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a 3 1/2 week old baby who I am formula feeding. I feed her 2 1/2 ounces about every 3 hours. She sucks the complete bottle down and is still sucking when I pull it out of her mouth. An hour after I feed her, she is very fussy. Her arms are going everywhere and her mouth is wid...  Read Full »

Dr. Prakash Chandra Girdhar Lal Nagar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I always prefer a demand feeding as all babies are smart enough to decide for how much they want and how frequently. For the weight and age of your baby, she need about 3 ounces of milk every 3 hours, total about 700 - 725 ml in 24 hours. Fussiness after feeding and tu...  Read Full »

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