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Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   how can i help you
User :   Doctor, if i go to the doctor.. I have acid reflux, I think.. and will they shove a tube down my throat or something to check about it?
Doctor :   it epends on the symptoms
Doctor :   if your symptoms are mild mild they will offer you medications first
User :   Well, I am nauseous alot, I cant eat or drink anything without there being pain, it's been like.. 6 days? And ive gone to a doctor before, they offered me medications. but they didn't work too much.
User :   And im afraid they'll shove things down my throat&the sort.;
Doctor :   if your symptoms are severe they ll do proper physical exmination and investigative procedures to get to know more abuot condition
User :   Like tubes down my throat..?

Doctor :   Some times they ll do endoscopy

Doctor :   which involves tubes
User :   Oh.. is there any other way, like such of the ultrasound type?
User :   Or xrays?
Doctor :   barium swallow is there
Doctor :   but in these days physicians rarely practising that
User :   I see'
User :   thanks for ur help doctor.
Doctor :  
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