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Acid reflux disease, - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
User :   hello
Doctor :  
How can i help you?
User :   I have had some symptoms lately and can't get to my doctor right away, was wondering if it is something serious.
Doctor :  
User :   A few months ago, I was having chest discomfort, and eventually had a barium swallow test done.
Doctor :   ok
User :   it was found that i Have minor acid reflux
Doctor :  
User :   after feeling fine for a while, I recently have had diarrhea for about 5 days
User :   having roughly 7-9 bowel movements a day
Doctor :  
User :   i also have developed and uncomfortable feeling under my right reibcage.
Doctor :  
User :   it feels like somebody blew up a balloon in my stomach. it is only painfl occasionaly, but i feel the discomfort all of the time.
User :   no fever, or vomiting.
Doctor :   ok
User :   is this something that should be addressed quickly? i am a 27 year old male. recently quit smoking, but had smoked for 8 years.
User :   cancer runs in my family.
Doctor :  
what cancer?

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