Common "Regurgitation" queries answered by top doctors | iCliniq


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 are the ways to know appropriate amount of feeding for the baby?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a 3.5 weeks old baby who I am formula feeding. I feed her 2.5 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 wide op...  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 23.33 - 24.17 fl oz in 24 hours. Fussiness after feeding...  Read Full »

I am experiencing constant regurgitation. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor,I am a 45-year-old Caucasian male weighing 187 lbs. I am a former smoker with a history of approximately 15 years of smoking. Currently, I am on several medications, including Lansoprazole15 mg twice a day, Famotidine 20 mg twice a day, Gabapentin 300 mg twice a day, Buspirone 5 mg twic...  Read Full »

Dr. Ghulam Fareed

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. I have reviewed your case history and you have provided complete details so moving to your questions: Reflux esophagitis can develop within one year due to persistent acid reflux. Barrett's esophagus will not develop within one year, espe...  Read Full »

A 3-month-old baby swallowed a small thread. What to do?

Query: Hi doctor, My daughter is 3 months old. She swallowed a small thread. Will it harm her? And her tongue is white and thick. She also snores a little. She often vomits milk, which contains mucus. My doctor said this will get cleared as she grows. Please tell your opinion. Thank you.  Read Full »

Dr. Babu Lal Meena

Answer: Hi, Welcome to 1. Small thread does not harm the child. It will pass spontaneously. 2. Small amount of regurgitation is normal in children. We should be more concerned if she is not taking food adequately. 3. Ensure your baby is gaining adequate weight and growing well.   Read Full »

Why does my child with pulmonary regurgitation feel breathless?

Query: Hello doctor, My child had critical pulmonary stenosis and had balloon dilation at three months. She is now 13 years old. She has moderate pulmonary regurgitation, her LV ejaculation fraction is 69 %. She has a mildly dilated RV and pulmonary artery. She gets breathlessness. Should I be concerned?  Read Full »

Dr. Salam Salloum

Answer: Hi, Welcome to As per cardiac MRI (attachment removed to protect patient identity), the degree of pulmonary valve regurgitation is moderate at the most with only mildly dilate RV. Please be assured at this stage. However, she still needs yearly follow-ups either with an echo or anothe...  Read Full »

My baby girl has developed rashes, and her stools are green-yellowish in color. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I am a parent of a baby girl born a few days ago. We seek your advice regarding our challenges with her feeding and digestion. Our daughter started with Aptamil milk initially, but we switched to Novalac AC due to colic symptoms. Additionally, she developed a nappy rash, which we suspect ...  Read Full »

Dr. Wafia Modood

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. Your baby is very much normal. Regurgitation issues are prevalent in babies up to three months of age. After that, they settle down. The thing we should be taking care of is weight gain. If the baby gains weight despite her regurgitation issu...  Read Full »

Why does my food come back up into my mouth after eating?

Query: Hello doctor, When I eat food, after some time, I feel that food is coming back into my mouth. I have taken many medications for it but I have not got any relief. Why so? Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Anshul Varshney

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I went through your query and understood your concern. It seems you have Gastro Esophageal Reflux Disease (GERD). So, I suggest you follow the instructions mentioned below. 1. Take a combination of Pantoprazole (antacid) and Domperidone (antiemetic) for acid reflux...  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 »

I have health anxiety and I am scared I am regurgitating liquids. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I have health anxiety and have been hyper-focused on swallowing and my throat. Then, I started to notice this and I am scared I am regurgitating liquids soon after I drink them. I can feel the cold from the liquid going up and down my chest and throat. Currently, I take Lansoprazole, ...  Read Full »

Dr. Bhadragiri Vageesh Padiyar

Answer: Hello,Welcome to most common reason for your symptoms can definitely be a feature of chronic silent GERD with LPR (gastroesophageal reflux with laryngopharyngeal reflux). Even though you might be asymptomatic or never had gastric issues in between, the inflammation in the throat often...  Read Full »

I am a 47-year-old male. I have mediastinal burning sensation and also pain and pressure in my chest after eating. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 47-year-old male. I have a very uncomfortable mediastinal burning and aching sensation that comes and goes daily. I had done CT scans on my heart and lungs and the results came back normal. I had an endoscopy, that reported no malignancy but a small hiatal hernia. The symptoms seem...  Read Full »

Dr. Ghulam Fareed

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concern. I am reviewing your case history and attached files in detail (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity). I will get back to you in a while, kindly respond after getting my detailed reply. Thank you.  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 I 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 di...  Read Full »

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