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Suggest Treatment For GERD When Diagnosed With Upper Esophageal Pain And Spasm

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Posted on Sat, 18 Nov 2017
Question: I’m having really bad upper esophageal pain. I’m thinking it’s GERD but am not sure.
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Answered by Dr. T Chandrakant (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
GERD is the commonest cause

Detailed Answer:
Hi.
Thanks for your query, albeit short and specific.
Noted the history and understood your concerns.
The commonest reason of upper esophageal pain is esophagitis usually secondary to GERD that is gastro-esophageal reflux disease.
Tums should have helped you.
It is better to take an antacid liquid/gel that contains topical anesthetic agent to get an early relief - to be taken every three hour.
Also get started on a PPI like Omeprazole.
Additional Domperidone helps to avoid reflux. Most of these medicines may require a valid prescription. Please get one.
IF there is no relief within a few days or if the problem is long standing, try to get an upper GI Endoscopy asap for confirmed diagnosis and have proper additional management.
I hope this answers your query and helps you further.
Please feel free to ask for further relevant queries if you feel that there is a gap of communication.

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Suggest Treatment For GERD When Diagnosed With Upper Esophageal Pain And Spasm

Brief Answer: GERD is the commonest cause Detailed Answer: Hi. Thanks for your query, albeit short and specific. Noted the history and understood your concerns. The commonest reason of upper esophageal pain is esophagitis usually secondary to GERD that is gastro-esophageal reflux disease. Tums should have helped you. It is better to take an antacid liquid/gel that contains topical anesthetic agent to get an early relief - to be taken every three hour. Also get started on a PPI like Omeprazole. Additional Domperidone helps to avoid reflux. Most of these medicines may require a valid prescription. Please get one. IF there is no relief within a few days or if the problem is long standing, try to get an upper GI Endoscopy asap for confirmed diagnosis and have proper additional management. I hope this answers your query and helps you further. Please feel free to ask for further relevant queries if you feel that there is a gap of communication.