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Pain in upper back. Is this GERD or acid reflux?

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I have been having a pain just recently in my upper back right in the middle kind of below my shoulder blades but in that area. Could this be related to GERD or Acid reflux?
Posted Wed, 23 May 2012 in Digestion and Bowels
 
 
Answered by Dr. Poorna Chandra K.S 6 hours later
Hi and thanks for the query
Back pain in the region indicated may be due to -
1) Vertebral and disc problems - usually associated with stiffness and pain running along the ribcage
2) Bad reflux - associated with heartburn and sour taste in the mouth
3) Penetrating gastric ulcer - abdominal bloating, appetite changes, nausea
4) Pancreatic problems - associated with loss of weight, nausea
A good history and physical examination will help to narrow down the diagnosis
Regards
Dr XXXXXXX
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Follow-up: Pain in upper back. Is this GERD or acid reflux? 5 hours later
Well you can see i had a upper edoscophy performed as i have attached those results as well as a abdominal cat scan. Nothing was mentioned in either. Did you see those?
 
 
Answered by Dr. Poorna Chandra K.S 3 hours later
hi again
Sorry but there are no attatchments
please resend them
Regards
Dr XXXXXXX
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Follow-up: Pain in upper back. Is this GERD or acid reflux? 3 hours later
It should be under my profile. All attachments are there
 
 
Answered by Dr. Poorna Chandra K.S 35 hours later
Hi
Checked the CT reports.
It is a non-contrast CT hence some lesions can be missed
Normally radiologist donot see the vertebrae on the CT unless specifically asked for
CT is not the investigation to look at reflux or a gastric ulcer - you need an endoscopy. Please attatch the endoscopy report
Regards
Dr XXXXXXX
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Follow-up: Pain in upper back. Is this GERD or acid reflux? 12 hours later
Please see the attached edoscopy report
 
 
Answered by Dr. Poorna Chandra K.S 2 days later
Hi
The OGD is showing only GERD, Grade A is the milder variant.
Pls get yourself evaluated for vertebral prblems as the GERD you have doesnot explain the pain in back
Regards
Dr XXXXXXX
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