I am a teen with a terrible problem. Often I have a loud gurgling sound in my throat after I eat. It is loud enough for someone standing next to me to hear it. How embarrassing is that? It can happen right after I eat or even an hour after eating. Sometimes I have a bad taste in my mouth or vomit in my throat when this is happening. The doctor gave me Prevacid (a Proton Pump Inhibitor) medication. That helps a bit but I cannot get rid of it. I have had plenty of testing: an endoscopy, a pH probe, gastric emptying test and an upper GI/Swallow study. This problem has been going on for over a year and it is so annoying. Any ideas?
I am sure you are so frustrated after all of the testing and still no clear answers. The symptoms you are describing are not typical of reflux. With reflux, food and acid may come up as far as the throat and may result in a wet burp or vomit. However, it doesn’t sound like you are having the sensation of food come up your throat. Si...
Dr. I have throat pain, hoarseness and an earache that won't go away. I do suffer from heartburn. Can the throat and ear pain be a result of GERD?
While it is not uncommon for gastroesophageal reflux disease to cause sore throat and hoarseness as well as ear pain and even ear infections, other more serious conditions need to be excluded. You can try maximizing treatment of acid reflux with twice a day proton pump inhibitors. If your symptoms resolve completely, then it is likely a result of gastroesophageal reflux. If however, they persist, then evaluation with an ear nose and throat physician to rule out throat cancer is recommended.
I have been taking Aciphex for acid reflux and have developed severe headaches. Can I try other proton pump inhibitors?
All of the proton pump inhibitors (Aciphex, Prevacid, Protonix, Nexium, Prilosec, Zegerid and Omeprazole) have about a 5% incidence of causing headaches. If one of the drugs causes headaches, it doesn't mean that th...
Gastroesophageal reflux is the passage of gastric contents into the esophagus. When this reflux of contents causes symptoms or damage to the lining of the esophagus, this is known as GERD. Various factors work together to cause GERD, including the condition of the muscle sphincter at the lower esophagus, presence of a hiatal hernia, the ability of acidic contents to pass through the esophagus, and decreased flow of saliva. GERD can result in typical symptoms, including heartburn or regurgitation (i.e. the reflux of gastric contents into the mouth). However, GERD can cause less common, unusual symptoms that are not typically associated with reflux.
Typically, the reflux of stomach contents into the esophagus causes a burning sensation up the chest known as heartburn. This sensation can occasionally become severe and long lasting, mimicking the chest pain associated with a heart attack. It is important that if you experience severe chest ...
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